Black currant is considered to be the most useful berry due to the fact that it contains a huge amount of vitamins, minerals and all sorts of useful substances.
The fruit of this berry contains carotene, vitamins A, C, E, B and P, as well as pectin, natural sugar, including fructose, phosphoric acid, essential oils and tannins. The composition of black currant includes potassium, phosphorus, iron, which is very important in diabetes mellitus of the first or second type.
Berries leaves and buds contain volatile production, essential oils, magnesium, silver, manganese, copper, sulfur, lead, vitamin C. Black currant is the richest berry in terms of its vitamin C content. To fully provide the body with a daily dose of this vitamin, you can eat 20 berries.
Useful properties of black currant
- Black currant has substances that can fight against cancers and prevent the development of heart disease.
- Also, this berry improves mental abilities in older people, strengthens visual functions, protects against diseases of blood vessels, diabetes.
- The fruits and leaves of this berry are known for their beneficial properties, they are used in the treatment of the liver, kidneys and respiratory tract.
- Especially black currant is useful in atherosclerosis.
- Vitamin C, which is contained in fruits, is capable of maintaining immunity, and also, together with anthocyanidins, has a powerful antioxidant property.
Blackcurrant juice is an effective medicine for sore throat, it stops inflammation and disinfects the skin surface. When you cough, they drink it with a little honey.
Due to the rich content of vitamins and nutrients, black currant is used in the preparation of herbal teas, as well as a drug for diarrhea or heat. Currant retains its irreplaceable medicinal properties even when processing berries during home canning.
A decoction of the fruit is effective if the patient suffers from anemia, hypertension, bleeding gums, gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.
If a person has a rash on the skin, a bath of currant leaves decoction will help in the treatment. With the help of infusions it is possible to remove excess purine and uric acid from the body, as well as to stop the bleeding.
The benefits of currant diabetes
In diabetes of any type, black and red currants are recommended for consumption, in which there are also quite a lot of vitamins and nutrients. These berries strengthen the immune system, heals and strengthens the body. Including currant helps with all sorts of diseases.
Due to the high content of pectin and fructose in the berries, black and red currants are allowed for use in diabetes mellitus of the first and second type in any form. You can eat both fresh and dry or frozen berries.
The leaves, buds and fruits of currant are used to make decoctions that tone the body, relieve inflammation, provide a daily dose of vitamins, and are also a good diaphoretic and diuretic.
Including currant decoctions have a positive effect on the work of the gastrointestinal tract, improve metabolism, which is necessary for diabetes mellitus of any type.
By the way, you can use not only currant leaves, since we are talking about folk recipes, but walnut leaves with diabetes also help diabetics.
Also useful for eating medicinal infusions. In the preparation of infusions and decoctions used both fresh and dry berries and leaves. Red or black currants are usually harvested from June to July.
Currant use in diabetes of the second type
All of the following infusions, which use the leaves and fruits of black currant, are recommended for use in patients with diabetes mellitus type two half a glass at least six times a day.
For the infusion will require fresh leaves of black currant in the amount of seven pieces or one tablespoon of dried leaves. Leaves need to chop thoroughly and pour them with one glass of boiling water.
The mixture is infused for half an hour, and then ready for use. Also, this tool is considered an effective diuretic for urolithiasis, cystitis, pyelonephritis.
Half a spoonful of dried or chopped black currant leaves should be mixed with the same number of blueberry leaves. The mixture is poured with one glass of boiling water, covered with a lid and infused for 30 minutes.
Similarly, you can make an infusion of fresh or dried black currant, which is very useful in diabetes of any type.
Two tablespoons of dried berries of black currant are mixed with two tablespoons of rosehip berries and pour
Fruits infused for ten hours in a closed container, especially suitable for this, a conventional thermos. Such an infusion is useful in the treatment of colds as an ideal diaphoretic and anti-inflammatory agent.
Red currant can be used in conjunction with black, which doubles the effect of the utility of a decoction or infusion. This composition is particularly useful for nervous disorders, anemia, vitamin deficiency or coughing.
Young twigs of currants are crushed and boiled for ten minutes in water. Usually such tea is treated with scurvy.
To reduce the pressure, the berries are mixed with sugar or a sugar substitute and carefully frayed. Recall that in the same way is made and diabetic jam, and at home.
One tablespoon of mashed currant is mixed with three tablespoons of drinking water. Eat per day can be no more than three tablespoons of currants.