Hello, dear readers.Today we will speak about this plant as the hawthorn, useful properties and contraindications today we also consider.Not far from our house growing chic hawthorn bush.When you walk past this bush eyes attract bright red fruit of hawthorn.Frankly, I this shrub is more familiar with a different name "Glod." "So he called my grandfather, who every year gather red hawthorn berries, dried, cooked one infusion and a tincture. But my husband says that this plant they called "glёd," he liked to eat the berries glёda after the first frost.I remember, too, ate the fruit, they are delicious only after the first frost, they get a sweet taste only after a frost.Hawthorn soft and mealy.

hawthorn shrubs up to 4 meters in height, green leaves, alternate with large-toothed margins.Hawthorn flowers white, gathered them in the dashboard inflorescences.The fruits are red, spherical, small, fleshy.

hawthorn blossom starts in May, and the fruit has matured in August and September.We already ripe hawth

orn fruit, this year's summer at all abnormal, spring was not simple, many joked "from winter to summer."So it all ripens a month ahead of schedule and hawthorn is not an exception.

Ripe hawthorn can safely be eaten, they are edible, but they are sweetish after the first frost.

According to its useful properties of hawthorn not yield rose.Hawthorn berries rich in vitamins, they contain vitamin A, C, P, tannins, pectins, fructose, flavonoids, organic acids,

Hawthorn berries can be eaten in diabetes, I remember my grandfather was very fond of hawthorns, said that there are so many vitaminsand I tried to prepare for the winter, these little red berries.And

harvested and used in folk medicine as fruit and flowers of hawthorn.The time for harvesting flowers from May to June.A fruit - September.Dried material spreading a thin layer on the fabric or paper, in a well-ventilated room or under a canopy.You can dry the fruits and flowers in the dryer.Keep flowers in a cotton pouch, shelf life of 1 year.The dried fruits are stored in cardboard boxes in a bank with a tight lid or in a drawer.The shelf life of the fruits of hawthorn 1 year.

hawthorn fruits are used in cooking.Of them can cook jam, jelly, sauce, jam, juice.

Hawthorn useful properties.

  • Hawthorn helps rid the body of toxins and wastes, salts of heavy metals.
  • Hawthorn is useful if you have diarrhea, it is used as an astringent.
  • For insomnia use hawthorn.
  • When heart disease is very useful.
  • Hawthorn lowers high blood pressure.
  • leads to normal heart rhythm.
  • Helps to get rid of headaches, dizziness.
  • Hawthorn has antispasmodic properties.
  • vasodilator.
  • Hawthorn has mild diuretic action.
  • hawthorn also reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood.
  • Hawthorn berries have a beneficial effect on brain function and improve memory.
  • Hawthorn is a sedative with irritability, agitation, anxiety.
  • Hawthorn in diabetes regulates blood sugar levels.
  • Hawthorn is popularly known as "bread for the heart" and not without reason, it has a positive effect on cardiovascular disease.

Hawthorn.Application.

Hawthorn berries are used for insomnia.Hawthorn berries in equal proportions, mixed with mint leaves and willow-herb.Two tablespoons of the mixture, pour half a liter of water and boil for a few minutes, insist 20 minutes, strain.The taste you can add honey.Take 200 ml.infusion before bedtime.

Infusion of hawthorn fruit is prepared as follows: 2 tbsp.spoon fruits pour 2 cups boiling water and insist in a thermos for 2 hours, filter.Take three tablespoons three times a day before meals.

If a person had a heart attack it is necessary to drink the infusion of hawthorn or hawthorn tea.

of flowers of hawthorn can make tea, which has a good effect for insomnia, calming, lowers blood pressure.1 spoon of flowers, pour 200 ml.boiled water in a sealed container for 20 minutes, strain and drink as tea, you can add honey to taste poi.Another good Kalina lowers pressure, useful properties, treatment and contraindications are described in my article published a little earlier.

From hawthorn fruit tincture can be prepared on the alcohol at home.To do this, you need 100 grams of hawthorn berries, wash and sort out, mash the fruit and pour 1 liter of alcohol and leave in a dark cool place for 20 days.After 20 days of the infusion, it turns yellowish-red transparent liquid.Take tincture diluted with a little water and 20 drops 3 times a day.

Hawthorn contraindications.

  • Hawthorn is contraindicated in pregnancy, breast-feeding.
  • In case of allergy or intolerance to individual flowers or fruits.
  • not abuse drugs of hawthorn in the preparation of infusions and decoctions follow the instructions.

Hawthorn useful properties and contraindications, is now known to you.But, before applying the preparations of hawthorn is advisable to consult with your doctor.