Useful properties of cherries
That cherry has useful properties known to man since ancient times. Anyone who has ever eaten this berry knows how it improves the appetite and thirst quencher. Also by eating cherries strengthens the entire circulatory system of the body, if there are problems with the capillaries or blood vessels, you need to include in your diet this berry.
The usefulness of cherry is that it is able to kill harmful bacteria and block the growth of bacteria. This berry has expectorant action and from this berry will often make all kinds of cough syrups and cold.
In folk medicine, cherries are used as antipyretic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory agent. Very useful the juice from the cherries. The juice contains a huge amount of useful vitamins and they are good for the treatment of anemia and strengthen the immune system. Also cherry is used in the treatment of inflammations of the throat, stomach and intestines.
Useful properties of the leaves of cherry
The leaves of the cherry is not less useful than the berries, shoots and seeds. The leaves are widely used by the people in the workpiece for the winter tomatoes, cucumbers, pickled cabbage. Also they are used in the treatment of bleeding, jaundice and other ailments.
Cherry leaves are best collected in the spring, in late may. It can also be dried for winter use, medicinal properties of the leaves are not lost. The leaves are added to tea, this drink eliminates fatigue, besides this drink is used as anti-inflammatories.
Cherry contains a lot of vitamins such as A, B, E, C, PP, carotene, malic, citric, salicylic, folic acid. Therefore, this kind of berry you want to maintain that such vitamin was set in the winter. One of the most common methods of harvesting, freezing. Frozen cherry retains its useful properties, and this type of harvesting does not require much time and high costs. Frozen cherries are in demand in the market of frozen semi-finished products.
How to freeze cherries
In the industrial production method used instant freezing. Using this technology frosts retains maximum amount of nutrients in the berries.
At home for this procedure, use regular freezer. Ripe and fresh berries should be washed, dried and put in containers or bags and place in the freezer. In this form, the cherries are advised to retain a maximum of 12 months.
Use dried cherries
Cherry retains its useful properties and in dried form. This is one of the popular and affordable products among dried fruits. Use dried cherries compared to the fresh, as great. As the amount of useful vitamins in dried cherries indistinguishable from fresh. In this fruit has many nutrients, vitamins and minerals for the body.
Its fragrance and taste of dried cherries popular ingredients and is added to many dishes, drinks, desserts.
The consumption of berries can reduce cholesterol, reduces the risk of diabetes, strengthens the immune system, helps reduce weight. Melatonin, which is present in this fruit, increases alertness, slows down the aging process, strengthens the memory. Thanks to the useful substances contained in the berry, decreases the risk of various heart diseases. 50 grams of dried cherries contains a daily dose of magnesium and cobalt.
To dry the berries will not be easy. The simplest method at home is drying in the sun. You must remove the seeds and dry in a cloth bag in a dark, dry place. Dried cherries can be stored for 12 months.
The benefits and harms of cherries
Undoubtedly, cherry is a useful product and has a pleasant taste, but there are the harmful properties of this berry. It is not recommended to consume with diabetes, stomach ulcers, obesity, hyperacidity, diarrhea.
Keep in mind that large amount of food eaten cherry seed can cause poisoning. And the flesh of the cherry is perfectly safe. That cherry stones are harmful, medicine has long been known, but they still can help in some diseases. Yourself to eat the bones because it is possible only on the recommendation of the attending physician.
The dangers of cherry is just that it is an allergen. Because of hydrocyanic acid, stewed fruit or jam with seeds for long term storage can be dangerous. Harm cherries can bring to people suffering from hypotension because of its use pressure, but high blood pressure will find it useful.