Blueberries are an unusually tasty, beautiful and healthy berry for the human body. Due to its healing properties, this berry is often used in traditional medicine recipes for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants (anthocyanins), which are able to bind free electrons, preventing the development of malignant tumors. Antioxidants affect the human body at the cellular level. Based on this, we can say that blueberries are an excellent remedy for the prevention of cancer. Anthocyanins are also found in dark grapes, radishes, apples, blackberries, and red grapes, but blueberries are the leading source of these antioxidants.
Blueberries are rich in carbohydrates, magnesium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. The berry also contains: iron, sodium, potassium, copper, cobalt, manganese, nickel, as well as vitamins B1 and B6, PP, C, P, pantothenic acid. Blueberries contain pectins, which are able to cleanse the intestines of toxins, heavy metal salts and other decomposition products.
Blueberries help lower blood sugar levels, therefore they are very useful for people with diabetes.
Useful properties of blueberries
The optimal ratio of tannins, vitamins, copper. Iron and magnesium determine the antianemic, antibacterial and vaso-strengthening effect of the berry, the ability to improve bowel function. Eating blueberries regularly is an excellent preventive measure for preventing heart disease. In addition, it strengthens blood vessels in the eyes, helps to improve and maintain vision, therefore, many vitamins and medicines for the eyes are made on the basis of blueberries.
Blueberries retain all their beneficial properties in dried form. Dried fruits are used as an anti-inflammatory agent for diarrhea, for the treatment of cystitis and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Blueberries promote the elimination of salts from the body, and are recommended for use in cases of gout, kidney stones and rheumatism. It is very useful to include this berry in the diet for people suffering from anemia, liver and stomach diseases. Fresh blueberries should be eaten in case of visual impairment, joint diseases, gastritis and constipation. Tea made from berries is used as an astringent and diuretic. Blueberries are also used for external use, crushed berries in the form of mashed potatoes are applied to acne, eczema and non-healing wounds.
The healing properties of the berry are due to the presence of tannins. The iron contained in blueberries is much better absorbed by the body compared to drugs, since this is accompanied by ascorbic acid and other beneficial compounds. Blueberry juice is used for upper respiratory tract infections, tonsillitis and stomatitis. Berry phytoncides are effective against staphylococci and dysentery bacillus, causative agents of typhoid fever and diphtheria.