Red currant berry called health, it grows on the perennial shrub, not more than 1, 5 m in height. Each red currant bush can bear fruit of 25 years. Berries begin to ripen in late June - early July, they hold the brush firmly on the bush, not showering, as opposed to black currant, thereby very comfortable harvest.
Red currants - photophilous plant needs regular thinning and cutting. It is not very demanding on the watering, but drought berries grow smaller.
The composition of red currants
During the healing properties of red currants her prized even the XVI century and is considered a natural source of health. And modern alternative medicine uses these quality fruit to this day.
It contains up to 4% acid and up to 10% sugar, mineral salts, pectin and tannins, carotene, iodine, such important health vitamins like A, C, D, B1 and B2. Although red currants significantly inferior black content of vitamin C, however, it is not less than in raspberries and strawberries.
Red currant is rich in potassium, which has a positive effect on the heart and helps to eliminate excess fluid from the body, as well as iron, very necessary vessels.
This berry contains coumarin and furokumariny having analgesic and antitumor activity. Furthermore, coumarin treating increased blood clotting.
The red currants, compared with black, a higher content of vitamin E and A.
The benefits of red currants
With nutritional and medicinal properties, redcurrants acts as a choleretic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, hemostatic, and laxative; It improves the activity of the stomach and intestines; increases perspiration, thus bringing the body of excess salt. It inhibits the growth of tumors, prevents the development of inflammatory processes.
Due to high content of pectin, red currants are used to removing toxins in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Red currant prepare various dishes, desserts, compotes, jams, syrups, jellies, juices, fruit drinks, sauces, alcoholic and soft drinks, kvass, and even salads and soups.
Red currant berries
Proven benefit of red currants and products made from it, to increase appetite, constipation and allergic reactions. This berry promotes the assimilation by the body of the animal protein, increases peristalsis.
Even frozen its useful properties redcurrants not lose. It is important to eat the berries mature and undamaged.
The juice of red currants
The juice of the berries has a tonic and refreshing effect in diseases lowers fever, and in the heat very well quenches thirst.
Juice suppresses the gag reflex, stimulates peristalsis and helps to overcome nausea, promotes the excretion of salt from the body.
Known benefits of red currants and as a laxative, choleretic, hemostatic and anti-inflammatory agent. Currant juice is recommended include dietary and baby food.
Showed juice for chronic constipation. To cook it 3 tablespoons of berries brewed cup of boiling water, then infused for four hours, strain the infusion and drink 3 times a day for half an hour before meals with 50 ml.
Leaves of red currants
The red currant is useful to all, not only the berries and the juice from them, and leaves. Infusion of the leaves is recommended to drink at gipovitaminoze. To do this, 1 table. spoon leaves pour half a glass of water and heated in a water bath for 15 minutes. Drink the infusion for 5 consecutive days in 1/3 cup 1 time a day.
Useful properties of red currants are used to treat cystitis since ancient times. 50 grams of leaves (and, can be used, and fresh and dried) brewed cup of boiling water and insist in a sealed container for 4 hours. Strained infusion drink between meals 3-5 times a day for half a cup.
Despite the fact that the taste berry redcurrant acidic, its leaves promote normalization of gastric hyperacidity. To this white wine is poured liter of 50 g of fresh leaf is infused for 2 weeks at room temperature in the dark. Take tincture for 20-30 minutes before meals for '50
For the diuretic effect of red currants 20 grams of the leaves steamed cup boiling water, leave to cool down completely and take 2 tbsp. spoon 3 times a day.
Although the use of red currant is obvious, there are some contraindications to its use, it is acute gastritis, hemophilia, hepatitis, low blood clotting, duodenal ulcer and stomach.