When health is desired, it is said that it is Siberian, since it is believed that the inhabitants of Siberia are strong and healthy. Proceeding from this, the fact that cloudberry grows in cold Siberia seems to be not surprising at all. On the beneficial properties of this plant today I want to talk in more detail, as well as provide you with a few recipes of traditional medicine based on the use of an orange “raspberry”.
Cloudberry is found in forests, on peat bogs, tundra and is a shrub up to 30 cm in height, with white flowers. The fruit is shaped like a raspberry, but only orange. It is for these berries and valued plant. Cloudberries are used in cooking, but it has found quite wide application due to its beneficial properties in medicine. By the way, the latter also uses leaves and sepals of the plant along with berries.
Obviously, the beneficial properties of cloudberries are due to its composition. Thus, the berries have a high content of such useful macro- and microelements as phosphorus, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, cobalt. In the berries were identified and vitamins, in particular vitamins B1, B2, B3, E, provitamin A, as well as nicotinic and ascorbic acid. By the way, cloudberry is also called northern orange, and, admittedly, not in vain, since it is compared with citrus in the content of vitamin C. And of course, there are other substances in the composition, including sugars, proteins, pectins, organic acids (especially malic, salicylic and acetic), leukocyans, anthocyanins, leucoanthocyanins, phytoncides, carotenoids, tannins and others. Cloudberry seeds contain valuable omega-fatty acids, such as linoleic omega 6 and alpha-linoleic omega 3.
The therapeutic properties of cloudberries
In the composition of cloudberries is a large content of the most valuable substances and elements. That is why not surprising is an impressive list of useful properties of the plant.
Cloudberries are used for:
- pathologies of the stomach, including bleeding,
- chronic fatigue syndrome,
- loss of appetite,
- beriberi and hypovitaminosis,
- blood disorders,
- metabolic disorders.
In addition to the designated cloudberry, it is famous for its bactericidal and regenerating properties. On top of that, cloudberry based drugs strengthen the immune system and have regenerating properties, therefore they are recommended to be taken not only for pregnant women and children as prophylactic purposes, but also for people after diseases. Cloudberries and in cosmetology are used as a tonic, moisturizing and vitamin remedy.
Acceptance of cloudberries is safe, therefore there are no contraindications to its use even by pregnant women, but in some situations it should be refused. So, drugs with cloudberries are not recommended for exacerbation of peptic ulcer, duodenal inflammation, gastritis with high acidity, as well as for allergies to ascorbic acid and individual intolerance of cloudberries.
Cloudberries: recipes of traditional medicine
High efficacy in the treatment of the above diseases are characterized by decoctions and infusions of cloudberries. Some of the most simple and effective recipes, we hasten to bring to your attention.
Tea on the basis of cloudberries to strengthen the immunity. A teaspoon of leaves and sepals cloudberries pour a glass of boiling water. After 10 minutes, strain the drink and take it as usual tea.
Cloudberry infusion for renal diseases and inflammatory processes. Tablespoon of cloudberry leaves brew a glass of boiling water. Let it sit a little. Take several times a day and 1/2 cup.
Cloudberry broth for cystitis. Mix leaves and cloudberries in equal proportions. Tablespoon of collection pour a glass of boiling water. Steep over low heat for 3 minutes. Cover the container with a lid and leave in a warm place for 2 hours. After the broth, strain and take 1/4 cup 3-4 times daily before meals.
Cloudberry decoction for the treatment of gout, diarrhea, metabolic. A tablespoon of crushed roots and leaves of cloudberries pour a glass of boiling water. Keep on moderate heat for a quarter of an hour. Leave to infuse for 40 minutes, then strain and add boiled water so that the total volume is equal to the original. Take a decoction of cloudberries for the indicated health problems should be 50 ml four times a day before meals.
Cloudberry infusion with diuretic properties. A tablespoon of crushed flowers cloudberries brew 500 ml of boiling water. Cover the container with a lid and leave for about an hour. After the specified time, the infusion must be filtered. It is necessary to accept means 4 times a day on 100 ml. Cloudberry juice in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. A couple of tablespoons of juice freshly squeezed from cloudberries dilute with 50 ml of water. Use juice with food.
Cloudberry with a cold. A tablespoon of crushed leaves of cloudberries pour a glass of boiling water. Insist to cool, then strain. Take up to 4 times a day, 50 ml.
Cloudberry-based restorative infusion. Mix 40 grams of cloudberry leaves and 60 grams of cinnamon leaves and hips. Pour a couple of tablespoons of the collection in a thermos, pour 500 ml of boiling water and leave for 8-10 hours. Strain the prepared infusion and take 2 times a day, 100 ml.
This drink is also useful in atherosclerosis and other manifestations of cardiovascular diseases.
In order to feel all the beneficial properties of cloudberries, it is not at all necessary to perplex the preparation of infusions and decoctions. You can use the cloudberries in fresh and wet form, use them as a filling for pies, cook jam and jams from the orange raspberry. Very tasty get fruit drinks, jelly and compote of cloudberries.