Cowberry: useful properties and contraindications. Features of use in pregnancy
Cowberry is considered a northern berry, sois not well known to everyone. Its wax leaflets and red fruits are harvested at the end of a cold summer in areas closer to the Arctic Circle (Karelia, Arkhangelsk and Murmansk regions, Siberia) and late autumn in the high mountain regions of the Caucasus. At what diseases is cowberry used? Useful properties and contraindications for the use of this berry are described in the article. Also recommendations are given for pregnant women who want to take infusions from this medicinal raw material.
Cowberry leaves: medicinal properties
The first mention of the use of dried raw materialsmore than a thousand years. Especially beneficial are decoctions and infusions of leaves with respiratory diseases, problems with the stomach, genitourinary system and dentistry.
"Stranger" cranberries: useful properties and contraindications for various diseases
Healing properties of this evergreen shrub are known since ancient times. We will describe the use of berries and leaves for some diseases with the indication of short recipes.
Strengthen the walls of the vessels and increase themelasticity can be done with tea from a cowberry leaf. Mix two tablespoons of dried mass with half a teaspoon of chamomile and a teaspoon of thyme. Pour the mixture with boiling water (500 ml) and wait for it to cool. Drink, diluting one full tablespoon of infusion in half a glass of boiled milk, twice a day just before breakfast and dinner.
In chronic and acute cystitisdecoction of crushed plants taken in equal proportions: a leaf of cowberry, a valerian root, a bearberry grass, a dog rose, a motherwort and a dill. Pour one full tablespoon of the resulting mixture with a glass of boiling water and let it brew for twenty minutes. Obtained infusion with gauze carefully strain and drink for a day in three divided doses. The course of treatment is not more than seven days. Contraindicated at low pressure.
Berries: features of consumption
It should be noted that it is not necessary to mix freshcranberries with sugar, as in this case the decay of nutrients takes place. Use honey to sweeten, which is more useful. Of dried berries are usually brewed fruit and fruit compotes.
Can pregnant cranberries be pregnant?
No doctor can unambiguously answerthis question. Some gynecologists are categorically opposed to the use of pregnant and harvested leaves, and fresh cowberries. Useful properties and contraindications in the treatment of this berry can be both related to each other, and contradict each other. One thing is the same: observance of the measure in everything. Correctly chosen dosage and method of use can not harm the future mother and her baby and, of course, subject to mandatory prior consultation with a doctor.
Dried leaves and fresh cowberry: useful properties and contraindications in pregnancy
Cooked decoctions and herbal infusions haveincreased diuretic effect. With their uncontrolled use may appear weakness, dizziness and a general decline in strength, characterized by a decrease in pressure. Therefore pregnant women should use not strong herbal teas and brewed berries compotes.