Spring time is also cherry season. There is not a person in the world that doesn’t like this sweet fruit, but cherries are not only tasty treat they are also well know remedy of natural medicine.
Cherries are a fruit that is low in calories but packed with an amazing amount of nutrients beneficial for human health. A cup of cherries is around 85 calories, with about a gram of protein, carbs and fats. It is rich in vitamin A, vitamins of the B complex and vitamin C. they also contain folic acid, calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron. The most beneficial of all nutrients are antioxidants that can be found among the pigment compounds. This is the main reason cherries that are darker are healthier.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHERRIES
Cherries are well known remedy of folk medicine. Almost all of the parts of the tree such as the bark, resin, leaves, pedicles, fruit and the seed are beneficial. Cherries are proven effective remedy for blood pressure, gout, and water retention and kidney problems. They have powerful anti-inflammatory, ant oxidative and diuretic properties. Various researches also proved that cherries are rich in antioxidants that protect the cells and prevent their damaging which makes them good ally in prevention against cancer.
Carbohydrates that cherries contain are effective in the regulation of the digestion process as well as the function of bowels and pancreas. This fruit is also a powerful diuretic and that makes them beneficial for the proper functioning of the heart, blood stream, liver and kidneys. Cherries can help you with rheumatism and arthritis and set you free of the pain caused by these disorders. Rich in minerals as magnesium, calcium and boron, cherries are perfect natural help for healthy bones, because they improve the structure and density of human bones. Cherries can also relieve the pain because they are even 10 times stronger than aspirin, but they don’t have any side effects on the digestive organs as aspirin has.
Cherries are beneficial for the health of your teeth. They contain substances that prevent formation of plaque and prevent caries and all kind of gum problems.
Rich in various antioxidants such as melatonin, cherries can slow down the aging process and prevent formation of wrinkles.
CHERRY NATURAL REMEDIES
Kidneys and bladder
Cook a handful of cherry pedicles in a liter of water for 2 minutes. Then cool it down and drink it through the day in small sips. Don’t add sugar or any other sweeteners.
Tea made from cherry pedicles can also help you with kidney stones. The tea needs to be prepared in different ratio as the one before. Pour a glass of boiling water over a teaspoon of cherry pedicles and cook it for a minute or two. Then remove from heat and cover for 5 minutes. Strain and drink 3 times a day.
Drink a glass of fresh squeezed cherry juice 3 times a day. Wash the cherries and remove the seeds. Juice them in a juicer or a blender. Add water if you think is necessary.
NOTE: Never eat cherries before a meal because they can slow down and interrupt the digestion process. After you ate cherries don’t drink water or alcoholic drinks.