Cape gooseberry is a large representative of a sort Solanaceous, it is compared to tomatoes, usual for all. Many recognize this plant by characteristic beautiful small lamps. Cases when this vegetable is grown up on the kitchen gardens by summer residents meet, but in most cases people also do not suspect about its presence at themselves of a garden. And in vain, cape gooseberry is the valuable plant having a number of invaluable useful properties about which we now also will talk.
Caloric content and chemical composition
Caloric content of a product of quite low, only 30 kcal on 100 g of a product.
Contain in it:
- essential oils;
- acids (wine, lemon, coffee, ascorbic);
- pectins, vitamins B: B1, B2, B12;
- wax-like and steroid connections;
- carotene and fizalin, cellulose.
Micro and macrocells which are a part: zinc, calcium, sodium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
Advantage for an organism
Cape gooseberry is reasonably called medicinal and its impact on an organism is checked for years. Pectinaceous substances remove cholesterol, microbic toxins, heavy metals and radionuclides. At such influence it is obvious that its properties considerably strengthen immunity and save an organism from the saved-up hazardous substances. This fruit has antihistaminic, antioxidant properties and contains the cellulose necessary for normal digestion. Besides, for the damaged integuments use ointment on the basis of fruits of this plant. It is useful to the people having gouty and rheumatoid pains. Almost all grades of cape gooseberry have medicinal properties. Thus these fruits it is possible and it is necessary to use as prevention and directly in the medical purposes.
Important! Cape gooseberry — a thermophilic plant therefore it is expedient to collect its fruits prior to the beginning of cold weather.
As a part of this fruit so various number of components that its application becomes popular at treatment of a large number of diseases. It is widely used in the tinctures, ointments, broths prepared for treatment of diseases of folk remedies. Often apply at gastritises and ulcer formations.
In modern medicine this plant is used as polyvitaminic and dietary means. Fruits are very useful to a female body, they help at urolithic diseases, cystitis and diseases of a reproductive system. Powder from a root of this plant will become excellent styptic cure for uterine hernia.
In fight against cystitis medicinal properties of cloudberries, oil of black nut, a St. John's wort, a bergenia, leaves of cowberry, pumpkin, corn snouts, a horsetail field are applied.
Proceeding from the list of useful properties, it is recommended to include in a diet of patients with hepatitis, asthma and purulent inflammations of an urinary system. But it does not prevent it to be on tables at culinary specialists and gourmets as it is a nutritious and useful product.
Whether you know? There are more than 100 species of cape gooseberry, and only ten of them are suitable for the use.
Fruits of cape gooseberry are suitable for preservation in the form of compote, jam, jam and jam, are used in recipes of candies and candied fruits. Many try to pickle it by analogy with usual tomatoes, but it is not the best option.
It is better to dry or dry these fruits for the winter. Often use also fresh, but previously having scalded boiled water. Regular use of fruits in cookery — excellent prevention of violations of water-salt balance. Add to various soups, salads, ragout and various other dishes, also from it it is possible to make caviar, sauce.
After the correct processing it can be applied as seasoning to fish or meat. Besides its use as the main ingredient, cape gooseberry perfectly is suitable for dressing of dishes, for example, of salads and desserts.
In traditional medicine
Pharmacological researches showed that this vegetable is not of a particular interest to scientific medicine. But in traditional medicine it is used in the most various forms. As much as possible to use opportunities and all useful substances of this product, people resort to different methods of processing and storage.
For preparation of various medicines use gruel from leaves, plant juice, dried leaves, flowers and roots. Depending on the recipe the received medicine will help at an urolithic disease, cystitis and some other diseases. Fresh fruits use for treatment of airways, gonorrhea and a hypertension.
It is used also at treatment of locks, asthma and stomatitis. The quantity of diseases which come under influence of components of cape gooseberry can be listed very long. In all countries where this product grows, it is used differently and in the different purposes.
Whether you know? Cape gooseberry in translation from Greek — a bubble. He received such name thanks to a form of the fruits.
How to use in the medical purposes: recipes
In many medicines this product acts as the main component, but there are recipes in which it is additional or auxiliary. Important aspect of preparation of drugs is the correct method of processing that the fruit kept the medical qualities. It is necessary to collect only ripe fruits which did not ripen are full of toxins and can do harm to an organism. Let's consider some recommendations.
At gout and rheumatism
In the preventive purposes and for the common good recommend to eat crude cape gooseberry till 8-15 of features in 15 minutes prior to food. At rheumatism and gout it is worth drinking fresh juice — on 10 ml two-three times a day. It is necessary to squeeze out juice and to drink it without diluting with water. At irregular shapes of a disease it is applied seldom, conceding to drug treatment.
For treatment of gout and rheumatism also use a celery, a nettle, radish green, a sabelnik, birch kidneys, watermelon.
At diseases of kidneys
Fill in 100 g of dried cape gooseberry of 50 ml of olive oil. Remove tincture to the dark place for 20 days. Do not forget it to shake up periodically. In 20 days, tincture is suitable for the use.
Important! Application of tinctures or broths does not guarantee an absolute recovery. Therefore at diseases it is worth being observed at doctors.
At skin diseases
It is more rational to prepare in this case ointment and to be treated in the local way. At skin diseases it is necessary to burn fruits, about 20-30 g, the received ashes to mix with vegetable oil (40 g). To rub the received weight in the inflamed places. Repeat the procedure several times a day for a week. Consider that some components of cape gooseberry can provoke allergic reaction as it contains a large amount of active agents.
Contraindications and harm
People with the high level of acidity should use minimum this product, and in certain cases at all to refuse. It is worth beginning with several berries, gradually increasing their quantity. Some land parts of a plant are poisonous and unripe berries are also contraindicated. Side effects meet extremely seldom, but nevertheless they are: components of a plant can cause allergic reaction or poisoning of an organism.
Learn how to distinguish allergen and to get rid of an allergy.
Cape gooseberry fruits very effectively work at various diseases, but only at their correct use. Certainly, as well as any other herb, cape gooseberry can both cure, and to do harm. However contraindications are insignificant that allows to apply it in different spheres — whether it be dishes on a table or a way to recover without hospitals and doctors.