Useful properties of cranberries and leaves used in medicine
Leaves cranberries have valuable medicinal properties. The most suitable time for harvesting leaves cranberries are the periods from April to the beginning of flowering plants in the fall and before the cold weather. This natural remedy in its composition has Arbutin (natural antiseptic), antioxidants, tannins (astringent), tannins, flavonoids (strengthens capillary walls), quinine, and ellagic acid, tartaric, vitamin C.
Leaf lingonberry, the use of which is effective for many diseases, has antimicrobial, antiseptic, diuretic, sedative, tonic and cardiotonic properties. Leaves cranberries are used in the treatment of herpes and influenza infections, and is also used as an antiviral agent. Anti-inflammatory properties of leaves, cranberries due to their content of large amounts of benzoic acid.
Application sheet cranberries in the form of infusions and decoctions effectively with osteochondrosis, rheumatism, arthritis, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Also, the tool is useful for diabetics as normalize blood sugar. Not least is the use of a decoction of the leaves of cranberries at the staph infection.
Leaves cranberries are used to enhance immunity, for any diseases of the bladder and urinary tract, cholelithiasis, hepatitis, bronchitis and pneumonia. This tool helps in diseases of the oral cavity.
Can be used during pregnancy leaves cranberries in order to relieve swelling, and as an adjunct in the treatment of diabetes, nephropathy, pyelonephritis.
Leaves cranberries, whose properties allow to reduce inflammation and irritation of the skin problem, apply also itching scalp, dandruff, hair loss.
Method of preparation and use of leaves, cranberries
From the leaves of cranberries can be prepared decoction, tincture or tea.
To prepare the broth take 2 tablespoons of lingonberry leaves, pour 1 cup of hot water (boiled) and then for 30 minutes the resulting mixture in an enamel pot kept in a water bath. Cooling should broth at room temperature for 10 minutes, after which the liquid is filtered and pressed from the leaves. By adding water, the resulting broth is brought to 200 ml and store in refrigerator for no longer than 2 days. Urolithiasis and urinary bladder diseases ½ cup broth taken half an hour after meal in the form of heat, two or three times per day.
A decoction of leaves cranberries during pregnancy and to prevent diseases of the bladder, kidney applies screen ¼ cup once a day.
To prepare the infusion should be 1 teaspoon of leaves of bilberry pour ½ of boiling water and leave for 2-3 hours, followed by a drain and squeeze the leaves. In rheumatoid arthritis a tincture taken every 6 hours by ½ cup, and when gallstones - 4-6 times a day to 2 tablespoons. Effective this infusion for colds and flu.
To give courage, strength, raise the tone, mood, strengthen the immune system to make tea from the leaves of cranberries 2 tablespoons raw pour 1 liter of boiling water and cover with a lid. After 10-15 minutes, filter and drink tea with honey 3-4 times a day.
Contraindications to the use of leaves cranberries
Despite the many medicinal properties, leaves of bilberry has contraindications as well as any other medicine.
Infusions and decoctions of leaves, cranberries are not appointed for children under 12 years. Caution is needed when using this means patients with high acidity of the stomach.
Keep in mind that lingonberry leaves have a diuretic effect and therefore may cause a decrease in pressure. Gipotonik not recommend taking drugs cranberries longer than 2-3 weeks. Sheet cranberries, contraindications due to the content of tannins, prohibited people with impaired renal function.