The healing properties of blueberry leaves have been known since ancient times and have been widely used in folk medicine. They treated colds, hemorrhoids, purified the blood, strengthened the general condition of the body. As a medicine, decoctions, infusions and teas were prepared from the leaves.
Benefits of blueberry leaves
Blueberries are in the first row among berry and fruit plants for the presence of iron and manganese. And it contains twice as much vitamin A as milk. As a healing potion, the blueberry leaf is mentioned in medieval herbalists. Harvested in May - June, dried in a shaded place. Used for the prevention of viral infections as an astringent, bactericidal, wound healing agent. And also for blood purification, as a diuretic for cystitis, pyelonephritis, urethritis. Leaves are able to regulate the functions of the pancreas and tighten putrefactive wounds.
You can prepare a healthy infusion of blueberry leaves in the following way:
- dry leaves are rubbed;
- pour boiling water over;
- placed in a water bath for half an hour;
This infusion helps to reduce sugar levels in diabetes, as the leaves have an insulin-like effect. It is recommended to drink it in 1/3 cup at a time, 3 times a day.
To prepare the infusion, take:
- 1 tablespoon of grated blueberry leaves;
- 1 glass of boiling water.
Decoctions of blueberry leaves are used externally as compresses for skin lesions, skin infection, eczema and other skin diseases.
The broth can also treat the inflammatory process with exacerbation of hemorrhoids. In this case, use an enema with a decoction cooled to body temperature.
As a drink, this remedy is used to raise hemoglobin during anemia. To prepare the broth, take:
- 6 tablespoons of blueberry leaves;
- 1 liter of boiling water.
The leaves are poured with boiling water and placed in a water bath for ten minutes. After that, the broth must be cooled and settled. The strained broth should be at room temperature. They drink it before eating for half an hour with a full glass. You need to repeat the reception three times during the day. Continue the treatment for a month. Then you should take a month break and resume treatment again.
A decoction of blueberry leaves can normalize the work of the pancreas. You can also use it as a choleretic agent.
The beneficial properties of the blueberry leaf have been known since ancient times. Tea was brewed from it in the usual way and was drunk daily. This drink helped fight colds in the throat, and reduced bouts of dry cough. It increased the tone of the body and strengthened the immune system. They also treated their headache.
The bactericidal properties of blueberry tea have helped with genitourinary infections. Therefore, such a drink can be recommended for consumption not only for medicinal purposes, but also for periodic prevention of the body from viral diseases.