Than the black-fruited mountain ash is useful?
come Indian summer to an end, trees dumped foliage, even more often there are rains, and already absolutely nearby to the first frosts. And it means that there comes the most favorable time for collecting a black-fruited mountain ash , or of an aroniya . Fruits of this long-term bush possess high food qualities, are used in medicine, for production of vitamin preparations and food dyes.
With collecting fruits of a black-fruited mountain ash cannot hurry since the berries which turned black in August gain the best flavoring and useful qualities only in September - October, after the first frosts. From ripe berries when pressing it is allocated darkly - ruby juice. For longer storage fruits cut off scissors with a guard, string on a wire and hang out in the dark cool place. In such type of berry are suitable for the use during the whole winter because fruits of a black-fruited mountain ash contain the substances suppressing reproduction of microbes.
Also an aroniya it is possible to dry : berries touch, tear off fruit stems and dry on air. It is necessary to dry on the sun or in the dryer at a temperature of 60 - 70 °, having scattered a thin layer. The berries which turned black after drying delete. 2 years are the best of all to store the black-fruited mountain ash prepared thus in a wooden container. When freezing fresh fruits vitamin properties of a mountain ash partially collapse, and at each thawing and freezing the amount of useful substances decreases.
Berries of a black-fruited mountain ash have pleasant sourishly - sweet, terpkovaty taste. Aroniya is the real well of useful substances! It contains a rich natural complex of vitamins (P, C, E, K, B1, B2, B6, a beta - carotene), macro - and minerals (pine forest, iron, manganese, copper, molybdenum, fluorine), sugars (glucose, sucrose, fructose), pectinaceous and tannins. For example, in fruits of an aroniya of vitamin P is twice more, than in blackcurrant, and in 20 times more, than in oranges and apples. And the content of iodine in berries of a chernoplodka is 4 times higher, than in wild strawberry, a gooseberry and raspberry.
The pectinaceous substances which are contained in a black-fruited mountain ash bring heavy metals and radioactive materials out of an organism, hold and remove different types of pathogenic microorganisms. Pectins normalize functioning of intestines, eliminate spasms and render zhelchegonny effect. Medicinal properties of a black-fruited mountain ash promote strengthening of walls of blood vessels, improving their elasticity and elasticity.
Also one of the most useful properties of this berry are normalization of arterial pressure and lowering of the level of cholesterol in blood. Fruits of a chernoplodka appoint at various violations in the curtailing system of blood, bleedings, rheumatism, atherosclerosis, diabetes and allergic diseases. Researches of the last years showed that the black-fruited mountain ash improves functioning of a liver, and the regular use of this berry increases immunity and positively influences work of endocrine system.
But, unfortunately, at some diseases the black-fruited mountain ash can be contraindicated to . So, it at stomach ulcer of a stomach and duodenum, at gastritises, frequent locks is not recommended, to hypotonia, the increased coagulability of blood and thrombophlebitises.
Further we will give most widespread recipes preparations of a black-fruited mountain ash in the medical purposes. At atherosclerosis appoint to accept 2 - 3 times in day of 100 g of the wiped berries at the rate of 1 kg of berries on 700 g of sugar. At an adynamy, an anemia and gipovitaminoza needs to eat daily 2 - 3 times in day of 250 g of fresh fruits together with blackcurrant, broth of a dogrose or dragee of ascorbic acid. For treatment of a hypertension appoint juice of berries - on 50 g 3 times a day in 30 min. prior to food within 10 days. In the winter as the all-strengthening means , drink infusion of dried fruits: 2 - 4 tablespoons fill in with 2 glasses of boiled water, drink in a day 3 times a day on a half-glass in 30 min. prior to food. The curative effect renders also such broth : 20 g of dried fruits are made in 200 ml of boiled water and drunk on a half-glass 3 - 4 times a day within two weeks.