The cherry is charming and dark red (lat. Prunus cerasus) originating from India and Iran, and its popularity extends throughout history to the beginning of the famous world. Everyone adored it, from the Persians to the Romans, who admittedly showed this beautiful fruit to the British later, and they spread it around the world. According to Buddhist legend, the cherry tree offered its fruits to Maja, the Buddha’s mother, to be healthy and full during pregnancy. The legend has a basis, because cherries nourish the whole organism and give a feeling of satiety.
Medicinal properties of cherries
Cherries are known for their numerous healing properties and antioxidant action.
They are rich in vitamins A, C, E and folic acid, minerals potassium, magnesium, iron and fiber.
Cherries contain phenols, gallic and p-coumaric acid, kaempferol and quercetin.
The strong anti-inflammatory properties of cherries make it useful for reducing pain in gout and muscle inflammation, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Studies confirm that twenty cherries a day or a concentrate of that amount of cherries have the same effect on pain relief as aspirin or ibuprofen.
A powerful anti-inflammatory agent
Acute inflammation is the body’s response to injuries, infections, poor diet and allergens. If the inflammation is long-lasting, it can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, arthritis, asthma and diabetes.
Recent research offers more and more evidence of the positive effects of cherries on reducing inflammation. In one of the studies, ten people drank 250 ml of cherry juice every day for two weeks, after which their inflammatory processes were significantly reduced, and the level of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol – risk factors for the development of heart disease – was normalized.
Protects against free radicals Cherries are rich in phenolic compounds – powerful antioxidants that protect the nervous system and prevent oxidative stress. This is important for the elderly, because it protects them from neurodegenerative disorders such as memory loss, senile dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Due to the high content of anthocyanins, cherries are important in the prevention of cancer, especially of the colon. They drive insomnia Cherry is one of the rare types of fruit that contains melatonin – a natural hormone that regulates sleep. Our body normally secretes the hormone melatonin, which is released only during the night, usually after nine o’clock in the evening, and thus stimulates sleep. Drink a glass of pure cherry juice before going to bed. This will allow you a deep, uninterrupted and relaxing sleep. Melatonin is also used in the treatment of menopausal symptoms, drug withdrawal, breast and prostate cancer, hyperactivity and attention deficit. Medicinal properties of cherries: nourishes and protects the brain reduces the risk of diabetes helps with kidney problems favors the digestive system promotes weight loss improves sleep reduces the risk of heart disease helps with urinary tract inflammation
Uses other parts of cherries
Dried cherries look similar to fresh ones. They are an ideal substitute when cherries are not available in fresh form.
Cherry stalks provide tea that helps expel sand from the urinary tract, cellulite, impotence, kidney disease and chronic cough.
Cherry leaves are an excellent means of beauty, and help with dandruff and swollen eyelids.
Cherry seeds are used as hot-cold compresses and as a filling for pillows.
Cherries are available throughout the year in frozen, candied, dried or canned form and as a juice, but raw is still the healthiest.
To take full advantage of cherries, consume one to two cups of this fruit daily.
There is a long list of dishes in which you can use cherries, which are various desserts, cakes, sauces, jams, juices, compotes and more.
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