Cherries are fruit and belong into the category of super foods. They are rich in vitamins A, C, E and folic acid, magnesium, iron and fiber and you can eat them in unlimited quantities. Sour cherries are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and have a beneficial effect on the whole organism.
The main pigment is red anthocyanin, which is more present in cherries than in blackberries, currants and strawberries, and which is a source of beta carotene. Cherries contain 19 times more beta carotene than blueberries and strawberries, and they also contain melatonin – a substance that acts as an antioxidant and is an important regulator of the cardiac rhythm and the aging process. Sour cherries are an elixir for the body and play a major role in maintaining the natural beauty of the skin. Sour cherries can be used frozen and dry
Healing properties of cherries:
- They speed up recovery after a surgical procedure
- Reduce inflammation
- Protect the nervous system
- Help prevent cancer, especially colon cancer
- Help treat insomnia
- Treat the symptoms of menopause
- Fresh sour cherries help with weight loss
- A handful of cherries after an exercise will reduce the feeling of heaviness in the muscles.
Cherry stems can be used to make a tea that helps with ejection of sand from the urinary tract, cellulite, impotence, kidney disease and chronic cough. The leaves of the cherry can help with dandruff and swollen eyelids.
Take an intact enamel saucepan, and put one tablespoon of chopped dried cherry leaves and a spoon of dried St. John’s wort’s flowers in it.
Then pour three glasses of hot beer on the leaves and flowers. Put the saucepan on a stove and heat it up until it starts to boil, and then cook it on a mild heat for 30 – 40 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the stove. When the mixture cools down, strain it.
Drink two spoons of this mixture, three times a day after meals. Drink the last spoon before going to bed. Continue the treatment for 1 – 2 months. This tea has a beneficial effect on the liver.