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Video: The Use Of Viburnum In Medicine, Cosmetology And Cooking
Using the favorite plant of Russians, viburnum, for medicinal and culinary purposes
Kalina, probably, like mountain ash, is found in almost every garden. And in late autumn, its extraordinary juicy red bunches make a truly magical impression. But the value of viburnum is not only in its decorative effect.
For our region, when winter lasts almost six months, viburnum is of great importance as a vitamin plant. Yes, and she does not lack medicinal properties (the first mentions of the healing properties of viburnum are found in herbalists dating back to the 16th century) - there are few, probably, you can find diseases in which viburnum would not be healing.
Its medicinal raw materials are bark, flowers and berries. Vitamin C in viburnum berries contains more than citrus fruits, and in order to satisfy the body's need for this vitamin, it is enough to eat just one tablespoon of berries a day. It also contains carotene, vitamin K, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, aluminum, nickel and others.
Viburnum infusion has a tonic and calming effect in neuroses, vascular spasms and helps with incipient hypertension. A decoction of viburnum berries is used for inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (gastritis, stomach ulcer, etc.) and for insomnia.
It is believed that a decoction of flowers and berries is a good way to gargle with sore throat and a hoarse voice, and berries, boiled in honey, are useful for coughs, upper respiratory tract diseases and cardiac edema. Treat with a decoction of viburnum with honey and eczema, wounds and boils.
In addition, viburnum is also called "female berry", and for good reason - extracts and decoctions prepared from it are used to reduce and stop uterine bleeding, as well as for some female diseases.
So stocking up on viburnum for a long winter does not hurt at all - you can just freeze it, and then take a little for cooking broths or fresh consumption, or you can make very exquisite delicacies from it, for example, viburnum in powdered sugar (this is a kind of imitation of dry jam) or viburnum pastille.
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Before using or processing the viburnum, it is imperative to slightly freeze it (the beneficial properties of the viburnum will not be lost) - in this case, the bitterness will be removed, and its berries will actually become sweet. And only a weak and very attractive bitterness will remind that this is a viburnum.
A decoction of viburnum
2 tablespoons of berries are ground in an enamel bowl, then poured with 1 glass of hot boiled water and heated (covered) for 15 minutes in a boiling water bath or simply infused for 2-4 hours in a warm place, cooled at room temperature for 45 minutes. Straining the broth and squeezing out the berries, add it to 200 ml of boiled water, add honey to taste and drink about half a glass 3-4 times a day before meals. This broth can be prepared for two days, it must be stored in the refrigerator.
Viburnum in powdered sugar You
will need 1 kg of berries, 200 g of powdered sugar and 5-10 g of starch. Place the berries in a large container, sprinkle with a mixture of powdered sugar and starch, roll the berries in this mixture for 5-10 minutes, then dry at room temperature for 10-12 hours.
Compote with apples
200 g of berries, 400 g of apples, 300 g of sugar, 2 liters of water. Wash the apples, cut out the middle and cut into slices. Dissolve sugar in boiled water. Cook berries and apples in syrup for 8-10 minutes. Refrigerate and serve.
1 kg of berries, 800 g of sand. The berries are poured with one glass of water and boiled until tender. Rub through a sieve, add granulated sugar and boil until a doughy consistency. The resulting mass must be transferred to a wooden tray and dried in the oven. Store in a cool, dry place.
Jam from pumpkin with
viburnum Pumpkin - 500 g, viburnum - 500 g, granulated sugar - 1 kg. Blanch the viburnum berries with steam over boiling water for 5 minutes and immediately rub through a sieve (or simply pass through a juicer). Peel the pumpkin, cut into small cubes, simmer in a little water until soft and rub through a sieve or bake in the oven and also rub through a sieve. Mix pumpkin puree and mashed viburnum, heat to a boil and add granulated sugar, stirring continuously. Boil over low heat for 30-40 minutes, making sure that it does not burn. Pour the finished jam hot into sterile glass jars and close the lids.
Viburnum juice with sugar Kalina (berries) - 1 kg, sugar - 200 g, water - 200 ml. Squeeze the juice out of the berries. Pour the pulp with water, boil for 5-10 minutes, drain. Combine the broth with the squeezed juice, add sugar, stir. Close the cans with juice and pasteurize for 15-20 minutes.
viburnum juice In squeezed viburnum juice, if it is not intended for ingestion, but for cosmetic procedures, sugar may not be added. In the refrigerator, it is perfectly preserved without added sugar and without pasteurization.
Viburnum in honey
Warm up honey, dip the viburnum fruits on a twig in it, put on a dish and dry. Such viburnum can be stored for a long time and retain its healing properties.
Viburnum, grated with sugar
Pass the berries through a meat grinder along with the seeds, mix with sugar to taste and store in the refrigerator.
Berries in sugar syrup
Kalina - 1 kg, water - 1 l, sugar - 400 g. Place berries in sterilized jars, pour hot sugar syrup and pasteurize for 15-20 minutes, then roll up.
Jelly from viburnum
Kalina - 1 kg, sugar - 1 kg. The berries are poured with two glasses of warm water and cooked until softened. Rub through a sieve, mix with sugar and boil again for 50 minutes. Hot poured into clean hot jars. Store jelly in a cool place.
Apple jam with
viburnum Apples - 5 kg, viburnum - 1.5 kg, sugar - 5 kg. Juice is squeezed out of the viburnum through a juicer. The apples are removed from the core, cut into slices, covered with sugar and boiled until a drop of syrup stops spreading. Then the jam needs to be cooled, pour in the viburnum juice, bring to a boil, put in jars, close.
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Kalina in cosmetology
In cosmetics, they mainly use fresh viburnum berries, as well as flowers, bark and leaves.
Recipe No. 1
An infusion made from viburnum flowers can be used as a refreshing lotion or frozen for a face massage in the morning. For infusion, brew a handful of flowers with a glass of boiling water, leave for 2 hours, strain.
Recipe No. 2
Fresh juice from viburnum berries is a good cosmetic product for wiping oily skin of the face, removing blackheads and acne. It also has whitening properties, discoloration of freckles and age spots if wiped on the face morning and evening.
Recipe No. 3
It is recommended to apply a napkin moistened with the juice of fresh viburnum fruits on pigmented areas of the skin for 10 minutes 2-3 times in a row. At the beginning, the procedures are done daily 7-10 times, then - the same, but every other day. After the mask, a nourishing cream is applied to the face. Recommended for oily and normal skin.
Recipe № 4 The
whitening effect is possessed by masks from the juice of viburnum berries mixed with egg white (1: 1), which are applied daily for 30 minutes. The course is 15-20 procedures.
Recipe No. 5
For whitening, the face can also be lubricated with a mixture of nourishing cream with viburnum berry juice. The juice should be added to the cream gradually, in small portions, until the mixture remains creamy. The procedures are carried out daily or every other day, applying the cream for 40-60 minutes. The course is 20-30 procedures.
Recipe number 6
To remove freckles, acne, skin whitening with strong sunburn, viburnum juice should be mixed with sour cream (for dry skin) or kefir (for normal and oily) in equal amounts, apply on the face and after a while rinse with warm water and lubricate nourishing cream for skin type.
Recipe No. 7
Frozen viburnum fruit juice is good for active massage - the face becomes clean and white, freckles, age spots and acne disappear, wrinkles are smoothed. Course - 8-10 procedures.
Recipe No. 8
Masks made from viburnum berries mixed with honey have a good whitening effect: mash unripe berries and add a teaspoon of honey to the gruel. Apply the resulting mass on the face for 30 minutes, and then rinse with diluted lemon juice.
Recipe No. 9 A
mask of crushed fresh viburnum leaves has a tonic effect on the face skin. It is applied to the skin greased with a fat cream for 10-15 minutes.
Recipe No. 10 A
decoction of viburnum bark is used for sweating hands and feet. Boil 10 g of bark in one glass of water, leave for 2 hours, strain. Apply for 15 minute baths.