Russian superfoods: 5 most useful berries


Black currant 

In addition to the huge amount of vitamin C, this sweet and sour berry is full of vitamins. B, D, P, A, E, useful essential oils, pectins and phytoncides. Blackcurrant can be used as an anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory agent. It also cleanses the blood, stimulates the cardiovascular system, and normalizes blood sugar levels. Blackcurrant with honey and hot tea is great for treating coughs and bronchitis. And from the leaves this berry It turns out a very tasty herbal tea with the aroma of summer! 


Kalina ripens at the end of September after the first frosts. This wild berry helps to remove excess fluid from the body, has an antiseptic and astringent effect. Freshly squeezed viburnum juice helps with pain in the heart and liver. The berry is rich in vitamins P and C, tannins and carotene. Kalina increases the production of gastric juice, so it can be used for digestive problems. 

Sea buckthorn 

Sea buckthorn has all the substances necessary for health: vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, fructose, as well as beneficial acids: oleic, stearic, linoleic and palmitic. Besides that, eThese small orange berries are rich in iron, sodium, aluminum, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, silicon and magnesium. Sour sea buckthorn has a powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect. Кcompresses soaked in a decoction of sea buckthorn can heal wounds and damaged skin! A handful of sea buckthorn can be rubbed with honey – you get a delicious and very healthy sweet and sour jam. 


Vitamin C in rosehip is 2 times more than in lemon. Like the rest of the “brothers”, the rosehip contains a huge variety of vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, chromium, iron. Rosehip improves metabolism, removes harmful compounds from the body, improves blood circulation and improves immunity. Rosehip broth has a very pleasant sour taste, it can be drunk instead of tea during the autumn colds so as not to get sick. Just pour 100 g of dried rose hips in boiling water and let it brew overnight in a thermos. Add some honey to the broth, and even your kids will drink it with pleasure!  


The main advantage of cranberries is in its composition! It contains a full range of useful acids: citric, oxalic, malic, ursolic acids, as well as pectins, natural antioxidants, potassium, iron, manganese, tin, iodine and a hundred more vital trace elements. Cranberries lower levels of “bad” cholesterol, lower blood pressure and help prevent heart disease. Cranberry has a powerful anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effect and fights infections more effectively than synthetic drugs. If you are already sick, hot cranberry tea will reduce the fever and give you strength.  

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