Sanberra berries, despite the surprising solar name, will hardly be able to please with refined, pleasant taste. But they have the mass of the most valuable vitamins and elements for what deserved wide popularity in the sphere of traditional medicine. Than berry and where it is used, except medicine is useful, let's understand.
Short description of a plant
Sanberri — the berry brought out of two types of a nightshade: African and European. The well-known selector Luther Benbank became her creator in 1905.
Externally berry is similar to bilberry or blueberry, but differs from them in higher growth (up to 1.5 m) and larger fruits of the size of cherry.
Whether you know? The second name of a sanberra — the Canadian bilberry. She received it in view of mass distribution in Canada and America.
Its unpretentiousness is considered feature of this plant. Even the beginning gardener at himself on the site can grow up a nightshade.
The plant has the increased moisture resistance, to ultraviolet rays, temperature changes of the environment. One more advantage of a bush is its high productivity. From one small plant it is possible to collect several dozen kilograms of fruits.
If to analyze the chemical composition of berries of a sanberra, then they contain practically all minerals, vitamins and useful substances necessary for a human body.
It is important to know value and a role of minerals in a human body.
Caloric content and nutrition value
Sanberri cannot brag of tastes, but are allocated with very high nutrition value. Caloric content on 100 g of fruits is 220 kcal.
The nutrition value of a product is on 100 g:
- proteins — 9 g;
- fats — 28 g;
- carbohydrates — 41 g;
- saturated acids — 2.1 g.
Because of quite high caloric content the nightshade is not recommended to be used in large numbers to people who keep to a diet and conduct active fight against excess weight.
We advise to read about curative properties and options of application of berries: asa, honeysuckles, mespiluses, strawberries, blackberries, cranberries, cowberry, cloudberries, guelder-rose, godzha, sea-buckthorn and cornel.
Vitamins, macro - and minerals
The saturated structure of a solar nightshade allows to qualify it as the treatment-and-prophylactic plant possessing anti-inflammatory, anti-cold, antioxidant, antibacterial, the rejuvenating and cleaning functions. The plant is rich:
- group B vitamins (thiamine, Riboflavinum, niatsin, pyridoxine);
- vitamin C;
- carotene (pro-vitamin A);
The chemical structure of fruits is complemented with fats, proteins, fructose, a galactose. At berries there are also toxic agents, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, however their quantity so scanty that they cannot do harm to human health.
Than berries are useful
The Canadian bilberry is often used in the medical and preventive purposes, it renders amazing effect practically on all systems of human organs.
For a GIT
Fruits well influence functioning of a GIT, help a liver and a pancreas to cope with heavy and greasy food, normalize exchange processes, clean an organism. The systematic use of a product saves from locks, prevents intoxication and poisonings. Berries strengthen bile secretion, have weak diuretic properties thanks to what are shown at cystitis, an urolithic disease.
Important! It is necessary to use fruits small doses. The dosage over 200-300 g a day can lead to disorder of digestive system, severe diarrhea.
Doctors recommend to include in a diet a product that who has gastritises and colitis.
For a cardiovascular system
Use of a sanberra allows to improve work of a cardiovascular system. Micro and the macrocells which are contained in berry strengthen walls of vessels, do them more elastic, elastic and strong. Useful components enrich and sate blood that promotes updating of its structure. Chrome in a product normalizes sugar level, fights against high cholesterol, and zinc increases number of leukocytes and positively influences blood formation.
Also at systematic consumption of jam from bilberry the normalization of arterial blood pressure is noted.
Thanks to anti-inflammatory properties, the nightshade removes all inflammatory processes in joints, is suitable for treatment of rheumatism, joint pains, neuralgia, spasms. Also it helps at initial stages of osteochondrosis, interferes with destruction of cartilaginous tissue. For these purposes use various infusions and broths from plant leaves, eat fresh fruits or jams from them, do compresses.
Vitamin A positively affects sight, improves it, returns sharpness. The product in certain cases helps to overcome glaucoma.
Whether you know? For improvement of sight Bilberry forte contains in the most known and widespread medicine sanberra berry that is official confirmation of its efficiency.
One more important quality of fruits is an external action. They are applied at various skin diseases, wounds, ulcers, furuncles. Berries puree is suitable for treatment of pimples and acne rash. Infusion from leaves allows to stop aging, to rejuvenate skin, to return it elasticity and elasticity.
Application in traditional medicine: recipes
As the Canadian bilberry possesses a wide range of useful functions and medicinal properties, it began to be used in traditional medicine for fight against various illnesses long ago.
At a tonsillitis
Berry is saturated with vitamin C and elements with antimicrobic functions that gives the chance to apply it to treatment of acute respiratory diseases, flu, a SARS:
- At a tonsillitis carry out rinsings by specially prepared solution: fresh juice from fruits is parted in the ratio 1:3 with usual water. Rinse a throat to 5 times a day.
Read also about advantage and harm of juice: tomato, cabbage, potato, beet, garnet, lemon, pear, cherry and birch.
- The following recipe helps to cope with purulent tonsillitis: 4 g of leaves and berries of a sanberra mix with the same quantity of a grass of a lungwort, fill in 250 ml of boiled water and insist in a thermos 2-4 hours. The cooled infusion rinse a throat.
For treatment of cold juice from plant leaves is very effective. It is dug in in a nose on 2-3 droplets. Helps to cope even with chronic rhinitis.
Broth from dry stalks of the nightshade mixed in equal proportions with a bitter wormwood will help at gastritis. Prepare means thus: 100 g of dry herbs fill in 3 l of hot water and insist 2-3 hours. Drink broth 3 times a day, in 30 minutes prior to food on 2-3 tablespoons.
For treatment and prevention of rheumatism use fresh berries, leaves and stalks of a plant. Prepare bathtubs: 100 g of fresh juice of a sanberra mix from 50 g of the crushed horse-radish and add to water, with the temperature not higher than 37 degrees. The procedure is carried out by no more than 30 minutes. A course — 13 bathtubs.
At articulate rheumatism use before food 1 tablespoon of the mix made of 250 g of honey, 200 g of the crushed horse-radish which is washed down with a half of a glass of juice of leaves and berries of a nightshade. Treatment is carried out in a complex with curative baths.
We advise you to esteem about properties and application: mountain, meadow, forest, pumpkin, akatsiyevy, meadow, flower, buckwheat, dyagilevy, sunflower, white and chestnut honey.
At furuncles and purulent wounds
If furuncles, abscesses, eczemas, purulent wounds disturb, traditional medicine advises to use medical mix: To mix 100 ml of juice of leaves of solar fruits, 2 tablespoons of fresh juice of a nightshade with 2 egg whites, to mix properly. This mix is imposed in the form of lotions on sick sites.
It is also possible to apply lotions from the pounded fresh berries mixed with a small amount of sour milk or curdled milk. The compress is held by 2-3 hours.
What can be prepared from sanberra berries
The Canadian bilberry has no pronounced pleasant taste, it rather fresh therefore crude, it is used seldom. But here jam and jams with a nightshade turn out amazing.
Jam with ginger
For jam from a sanberra and ginger the following needs to stock up with ingredients:
- 1 cups of fresh berries;
- 1/3 cups of sugar;
- 1 tsps of polished fresh ginger;
- juice of a half of a lemon.
Technology of preparation of a fragrant treat very simple: in a pan with a thick bottom it is necessary to mix fruits, sugar and ginger, to cook for 10 minutes, regularly stirring slowly.
Later the specified time add juice from a lemon, mix jam and shift in glass jars. The jars are sterilized by 10 minutes, close metal covers and cool. Ready jam can be stored in the fridge or the dark, dry place.
Whether you know? It is possible to improve taste of berries, previously having drenched them with boiled water. 3-5 minutes later water needs to be merged surely.
Jam with a lemon
Fragrant and useful jam from a nightshade with addition of a lemon turns out very tasty. Will be necessary for its preparation:
- 1 kg of fresh fruits;
- 1 kg of sugar;
- 1 cups of usual water;
- juice of two lemons;
- 2-3 branches of fresh mint.
To receive jam, for a start it is necessary to prepare sugar syrup and waters. After syrup begins to boil, place berries in it and boil 4-5 minutes. Leave mix for 4 hours. The similar procedure is made by 2-3 times. During the last cooking add juice of a lemon and branch of mint to jam. Delicacy is shifted in sterile glass jars and rolled up.
We recommend to you to esteem how to make jam from a guelder-rose, strawberry and pine cones.
Whether it is possible for pregnant women
Pregnant women as they can strengthen blood circulation in a uterus cannot accept sanberr and cause premature birth, and at early stages — abortions.
Also children are recommended to limit consumption of a nightshade up to 12 years.
Contraindications and harm
Doctors warn that with consumption of solar berry it is necessary to be careful. The fact is that it – very strong allergen, and reaction of an organism to it can be unpredictable. Trying fruits the first time, be limited to several berries and wait how they will be accepted by an organism. It is necessary to use in food only the plant which is grown up in eco-friendly areas at dachas, in villages. The nightshade has ability to actively absorb lead, various heavy metals which have harmful effect on the person from the soil and can become the cause of poisoning.
Render to Sanberri light sedative effect therefore at consumption of their large number it is better not to take the wheel. Do not advise to be fond of the American bilberry to the people having problems with excess weight and having obesity. However at problems with a chair, including locks, it is possible to include it in the menu in a dosage 35-40 g.
It is important! Even if the person has no allergic rashes after consumption of a sanberra, you should not eat them more than one handful a day.
Solar berry of a sanberra — a useful and unpretentious plant which can be grown up at a minimum of efforts. She is capable to become not only the queen on the seasonal dacha, but also very valuable product in a diet of the person which wants to strengthen health and to prolong the youth.