Table of contents:
- Medicine from the bins
- Black currant leaf tea
- Blackberry leaf decoction
- Viburnum with honey
- Rowan fruit infusion
- Rosehip drink with mother and stepmother leaves
Video: Raspberries, Currants, Blackberries, Viburnum, Cranberries, And Lingonberries Help Treat Colds
Medicine from the bins
With the onset of cold, chilly weather, we often find ourselves at the mercy of colds and malaise. And as a reliable, trouble-free friend, we remember raspberries. For a long time, people considered its healing properties to be truly magical.
In fact, the ability of raspberries to lower fever is associated with the content of salicylic acid in berries, and the treatment of colds occurs due to volatile antibiotics, which have an antiseptic effect on the upper respiratory tract. Usually we are treated only with raspberry jam, although dried berries and leaves are no less effective. Traditional healers often recommend raspberries not in pure form, but as a component in medicinal preparations. Some fees can be bought at the pharmacy or you can make your own.
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The easiest way to use raspberries for colds is with an infusion of dried fruits. Brew 1 tablespoon of fruit with 1 cup of boiling water, insist in a thermos for 20 minutes and drink a glass hot twice a day. You can add a pinch of ground ginger to the infusion. But children should not do this additive, since ginger gives the taste of hot pepper.
The second recipe: raspberries 40 g, mother-and-stepmother leaves are also 40 g, oregano - 20 g. Brew 2 tablespoons of the mixture with two glasses of boiling water, boil for 10 minutes, filter and drink 1-2 cups of the broth hot overnight.
Another way: the fruits of raspberries and linden flowers (1 tablespoon each) are poured with two glasses of boiling water, insisted in a thermos for 30 minutes. After straining, drink the broth hot for half a glass 3-4 times a day as an antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent for influenza.
And here are a few more folk recipes. Take raspberry fruits, raspberry leaves, oregano, coltsfoot leaves in a ratio of 1: 2: 2: 2. Brew 1 tablespoon of the crushed mixture with two glasses of boiling water, boil for 5-10 minutes over low heat, filter and drink the broth hot, half a glass 3-4 times a day before meals for colds as a diaphoretic and expectorant.
If you are thinking of harvesting raspberries for medicinal purposes next summer, keep in mind that not garden raspberries, but wild-growing raspberries are valued higher.
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In addition to raspberries, decoctions and infusions of black currant leaves, rose hips, rowan, blackberries, viburnum help with flu and colds:
Black currant leaf tea
2-3 tablespoons of dry crushed black currant leaves are poured with boiling water, infused for 10-15 minutes and drunk hot, half a glass 2-3 times a day.
Blackberry leaf decoction
3 tablespoons of dry chopped blackberry leaves are poured with 2 cups of boiled water, boiled over low heat for 10 minutes, infused for 2-3 hours, filtered and drunk 1 glass twice a day as an anti-inflammatory and diaphoretic.
Viburnum with honey
100 g of viburnum berries are poured with 200 g of honey, boiled over low heat for 5 minutes, cooled and taken 1 tablespoon three times a day half an hour before meals. Helps with coughs and bronchitis.
Rowan fruit infusion
1 teaspoon of dried rowan fruits is poured with 1 glass of boiling water, infused for 1 hour, filtered. Gargle with pharyngitis, laryngitis.
Rosehip drink with mother and stepmother leaves
For one part of dry fruits, take three times less leaves of coltsfoot. All are crushed, poured with boiling water and insisted in a thermos for 15-20 minutes. The infusion is filtered, the thick is again poured with boiling water for 20 minutes. Both infusions are combined and drunk (if desired, with honey).
In addition to the listed infusions and decoctions, if you feel unwell, remember the stored sea buckthorn, cranberries, lingonberries. Berries frozen or mashed with sugar are poured with boiling water and drunk several times a day as a vitamin and general tonic.