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Canadian blueberries can be both a doctor and a culinary specialist
I'll tell you about a very interesting and useful plant - the sun berry - the sunberry. Many gardeners ask me: where is it better to plant it, how to take care of it, what medicinal properties does it have, what does it have in common with the Blueberry-Forte drug?
Sunberry has nothing to do with our blueberries. Canadian blueberries are sunberries (Burbank nightshade - a hybrid of Solanum guinense solanum villosum) from the nightshade family, so they are closer to tomatoes than to wild berries. Sunberry - a sunny berry - was bred by the American breeder Luther Burbank.
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The sunberry plant looks more like a small tree 1-1.5 m high. Canadian blueberries bear many fruits - the plant is literally strewn with clusters of black, shiny berries the size of cherries. Moreover, only one plant can collect a bucket of fruits. The Canadian blueberry tastes like our black nightshade.
Sunberries contain many substances similar to those found in blueberries. For example, both have anthocyanins, natural dyes with healing properties. It is believed that the Canadian blueberry sunberry also improves vision, has bactericidal and antiseptic properties, and can also be used to treat kidney and bladder diseases, and to remove worms.
Fresh sunberries, like blueberries, have a mild laxative effect, improve digestion, and are used to treat purulent wounds, abscesses, and burns. To prepare the ointment, the berries are kneaded with a wooden crush and mixed with sour milk. Sunberry juice can be used to treat angina. For rinsing, take 1 | 4 glasses of juice and dilute with water. Sunberry leaves, like blueberry leaves, have many medicinal properties. Their infusion is used for cystitis, gastritis, colitis, gout, bronchial asthma.
And the juice from the leaves of the plant - for insomnia, loss of strength, as a well-strengthening and quickly restoring health remedy. A medicinal dressing made from fresh leaves and dried stems successfully heals sciatica, heals varicose veins, eliminates hemorrhoids, tames headaches and joint pains, dissolves tumors well, prolongs youth and gives people the joy of life and longevity. The drug "Bilberry-Forte" produced on its basis has long and very successfully been used in modern medicine for the treatment of vision and many diseases that cannot be cured by conventional methods.
Sunberry jam is also considered curative. When cooking it, it is imperative to add flavors to the berries to improve the taste - a few leaves of mint, aniseed lofant, lemon balm, etc. The berries of this plant can be dried, harvested for use for treatment all year round.
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Sunberry is not at all demanding on the soil, it grows well in garden plots, without requiring special feeding and abundant watering. Canadian blueberries are a perennial crop, but they are grown every year from seeds, just like tomatoes. Sunberry and tomato are similar in cultivation techniques. Sunberry seedlings are planted in an open pound on the sunny side at the same time as tomatoes in a 30-40x50-60 cm pattern. During the growing season, the sunberry does not require special strengthening.
But when the berries begin to ripen, the stepsons with heavy bunches are tied to wooden pegs. Sunberry is a natural health elixir, healthier than a pharmacy. Elixir of health is prepared as follows: take 2.5 liters of sunberry juice, 2.5 liters of water (better than spring water), add 1 liter of honey. Pour into jars, store in the cold, honey here acts as a preservative and prevents the sunberry juice from fermenting and supplies it with valuable nutrients that are beneficial to health. Sunberry is a plant that is healing from root to top.
In March, soak the sunberry seeds in a damp cloth. They will sprout in about five days. Seeds are sown shallowly in cups in the center or in rows in a box on the windowsill. Moisten crops as the soil dries up. It is necessary to look after, as well as for tomatoes. Sunberry loves oily, loose soil, good watering, sun. His bush reaches a height of two meters, so a stake is needed to tie the branches with berries. Sunberry berries are black with a purple tint, large (up to 1.5 cm), fresh.
For headaches, cut the stems of the sunberry along with the leaves and berries, put in a saucepan. Pour 3 liters of water and heat over low heat until boiling, then cool. Strain and wash your hair every other day until the headaches go away. Or another recipe: wet a towel with this infusion and wrap your head with it. Walk around with a towel on your head until it dries. The infusion is applied fresh every time. At the same time, it is very useful to drink tea from sunberry flowers (3 g of dried flowers per 500 g of water).
RheumatismIs an inflammation of the connective tissues with the involvement of the heart and joints in this process. A very common disease that can also affect the nervous system. Both adults and children suffer from rheumatism. Recipe: Mix 250 g of honey thoroughly with 200 g of horseradish root gruel obtained using a grater. Apply 1 tbsp. l. before meals, with half a glass of Sunberry juice. For baths, do this: put the horseradish chopped on a grater (50-60 g) into the bath (37 ° C), add the juice of the sunberry leaves - 100-150 g. Take a bath for 20-30 minutes. Course - up to 13 baths. With osteochondrosis, gout, angina pectoris, sciatica, it is also recommended to take baths (37 ° C) with an infusion of stems, leaves, berries and flowers of sunberry.
With seborrhea, eczema, psoriasisMix 100 g of sunberry leaf juice with two chicken egg whites, add 2 tbsp. l. juice of ripe sunberry berries and apply lotions on the affected skin for 15-20 minutes.
For hypertension, mix the juice from the leaves, stems and flowers of the sunberry in equal proportions with honey and take 2-3 tbsp. l. at night. This composition slightly stimulates, then soothes, expands blood vessels, removes salts, toxins and uric acid from body tissues, lowers and stabilizes blood pressure. Take until a clear improvement in the patient's condition. The same composition is used for varicose veins.
With asthmadry the sunberry flowers, pick unripe berries (dark green), also dry in the shade, infuse in water up to 50 ° C, drink 2-3 tbsp. l. infusion, they also gargle. For 1 glass of natural water, take 3-4 g of dried sunberry flowers and dried berries, 1 tbsp. l. honey. The cure comes quickly.
For gastritis (acute inflammation of the gastric mucosa), a mixture of dry stems of sunberry is infused with wormwood, honey is added to taste and 2-3 tbsp. l. 10-15 minutes before meals. For 3 liters of water, 100 g of herbs.
Adenoma of the prostateThe treatment is as follows: in 0.5 liters of water heated to 40 ° C (better than spring water), 5 g of dry sunberry berries, licorice roots are lowered, insisted in a sealed container for 8-10 hours. Then they drink a glass 10 minutes before meals. The infusion cannot be stored for a long time, every time you need to make only fresh. In this case, it is advisable to take honey, propolis.
For epilepsy, take 15-18 drops of valerian three times a day in 100 g of infusion of dried sunberry berries (by the way, epileptic patients are not recommended to consume coffee, strong tea, wine, vodka, smoke tobacco).
For winter supplies, I suggest a
recipe for sunberry jam… Select ripe berries, rinse in warm water, dry slightly, add by weight 1: 1 non-acidic varieties of ranetki (ranetki can be replaced with lemon), mince, add sugar in a 1: 1 ratio, mix, keep warm for 4-5 hours, put into banks. Take 100-150 g per day. Keep refrigerated.
Sunberry Wineare made from unripe berries, crushing them with a pestle in a wooden or enamel bowl, and the ranetki are rolled in a meat grinder and mixed in a 1: 1 ratio. A little sugar is introduced into the resulting pulp to accelerate fermentation (1 tsp per 1 kg) and left in a moderately warm room (18 … 27 ° C) for 3-4 days for fermentation in a loosely closed container. After the pulp is poured with water from a clean stream in a ratio of 1:10, add 1 kg of sugar per 1 kg of pulp, close to ferment in a vessel with a stopper and under a water seal. After 2.5 months, the wine is clarified and bottled for storage and consumption. Sunberry wine restores the alkaline reaction of the blood, eliminates rheumatic and gouty symptoms, and has diuretic properties.
You will not regret it at all if you have this berry. I offer to all comers seeds of sunberry, yellow nightshade, sarahi edulis, physalis (strawberry, kinglet, pineapple, plum jam, pastry chef), as well as pepino, cyfomandra, naranjilla; a variety of medicinal, spice-flavoring and flower cultures. A large selection of vegetables, including very rare ones.
Valery Brizhan, experienced