Useful properties and contraindications of the leaves of black and red currant

Leaves grown on a bush of currant, are used in the treatment of various diseases.

Black currant tea has a tonic effect and saturates the body with vitamins.

What are the curative properties of currant leaves?

  • Contents of the article:
  • Procurement and storage of raw materials
  • Useful properties
  • Application in cooking
  • Treatment with currant leaves
  • Folk recipes
  • Harm and contraindications for use

Procurement and storage of raw materials

Healthy and whole leaves of currant that are not affected by fungus and insects are usually collectedin June.

When they have the best properties for medicinal and food use.

The currant leaf is dried on open shady areas, and after drying it is stored in glass containers.

To preserve the palatability and benefit, the leaves are crushed before brewing.

Useful properties

The composition of currant leaves is not less useful substances than in artificial pharmacy multivitamin preparations.

A natural balanced set of vitamins and vitally important minerals, a high percentage of biologically active ingredients - makes the currant leaf irreplaceable in the treatment of demi seasonal colds.

In the currant leaf found phytoncides and essential oils.

Vitamin C, as an anioxidant, effectively preventing aging, protection and rejuvenation of body cells.

It is interesting that in different parts of the currant bush contains a different amount of vitamin C:

  • in leaves and buds - up to 460 mg,
  • in the kidneys - up to 175 mg,
  • in flowers - up to 270 mg.

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Thanks to the beneficial substances in the leaves of the currant, after their intake, cheerfulness will appear and the forces will recover after a serious illness.

Application in cooking

From berries, dishes are cooked much more often than from currant leaves. But knowing their properties, they can not be ignored in cooking and canning.

Two or three leaves are often added to jars of pickled vegetables, and marinated currant leaves are served as a stand alone dish or added to salads or meat and fish dishes.

Fresh currant leaves are used for preservation and salting of vegetables or mushrooms.

To prepare pickled leaves, they should be washed thoroughly, put in a glass three-liter jar, fill with water, in which one and a half cups of salt are mixed, cover with a natural cloth and store in a cool place.

Dried and shredded leaves also add to meat, fish and soups.

Useful fragrant drink from twigs and dry or fresh currant leaves is very popular.

For brewing one portion of the drink, two tablespoons of raw material will suffice.

They are poured with a glass of boiling water and drink tea after 15-20 minutes, adding kippery or sweet honey( how to distinguish from the forgery is written here) and a lemon drop.

From the currant leaf, homemade wine and liqueurs are prepared.

To make a fragrant wine 100 freshly crushed fresh leaves are poured into a glass of vodka and stored for 4 days in a cool place.

Then add a bottle of red wine and 300 grams of sugar, mix well and insist a week and a half. The finished filtered wine is bottled.

From the currant leaves, fruity vinegar is prepared with excellent properties and specific aroma.

In a glass container put leaves, add to them half a glass of sugar, pour cold water and cover with gauze.

After two months, the resulting vinegar is filtered and used for its intended purpose.

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Treatment with currant leaves

Cooking is not the only place of application of currant leaf.

A large amount of vitamin C in the composition allows the use of leaves as:

  • anti-inflammatory,
  • antiseptic,
  • tonic drug.

The leaf, torn from the bush, is applied to the wounds as a bactericidal plaster.

Broth sheet currants are used for colds and as an additional tool in the treatment of anemia.

To prevent tea from the leaf or in the composition of herbal medicines drink during the period of risk of colds.

Infusions and decoctions of from currant leaves are used as an external agent.

When skin diseases in the form of rashes, irritations and diathesis take a bath with a decoction.

Changing the leaves of currant and string, achieve rapid healing of open wounds.

Decoctions are usually made from fresh leaves, as they contain many useful elements. Although the use of dry leaves is no less effective.

To prepare a curative infusion in a thermos, throw a few leaves and pour them with boiling water.

After a few hours, you can already drink vitamin preventive tea, adding a little honey to the mug.

The spicy smell of the drink stimulates the appetite and normalizes digestion.

The healing properties of broths and infusions are known to ancient healers who often used them in recipes.

From leaves of the currant made compresses, they cured baby scrofula.

Noticing the healing and anti-inflammatory properties of branches, buds and currant leaves, they used them in broths for ophthalmic and skin diseases.

To enhance immunity, normalize metabolism, alleviate rheumatic pain and reduce the concentration of uric acid, apply currant leaf.

Decoctions are drunk to relieve the symptoms of pyelonephritis( about the benefits of orthosiphon - kidney tea is written in this article), cystitis and other diseases of the kidney and urogenital system.

Sweating properties of leaves are used for colds and infectious diseases.

From constipation( a list of instant lax drops) will help infusion or tea from the leaves.

Scientific research has shown the possibility of preventive effects of all parts of the currant bush in the development of mental abnormalities, diabetes mellitus( which products can not be consumed) and problems with eyesight.

Doctors often prescribe drugs that contain a sheet of currant.

Antiseptic, tonic and fortifying properties of currant leaves are used in the preparation of decoctions from cardiovascular problems.

Popular recipes

It is easy to prepare the prescription medications, but the effect you will definitely feel:

  • For tea strengthening the immunity of , two parts of crushed currant leaves are mixed with a part of any natural tea( useful properties and contraindications of spray) containing no chemical additives, pour in literboiling water and insisting for half an hour.
    In the morning and in the evening it is necessary to drink half a glass of infusion.
  • Alcohol tincture is prepared for the treatment of gastritis with marked reduced acidity.
    20 grams of fresh leaves pour a liter of white wine, close and three weeks later they drink half a glass before eating.
  • To normalize the pressure, take 30 grams of dried leaves, pour two cups of boiling water, insist and drink half a glass before eating.
  • Broth currant leaf in the treatment of cystitis( for the benefit of grass bear ears written here) and pyelonephritis is prepared from crushed leaves, which are poured with boiling water, insist for about an hour and drink like tea.
  • Decoction of currant leaves are used to strengthen the gums and from periodontal disease.

Harm and contraindications for use

If you drink tea from the currant leaves in small amounts, it will not cause the body any harm.

The main reasons for not taking medication on the basis of currant leaves are individual intolerance and increased acidity of the stomach.

Consult the doctor if you are going to use infusions and decoctions for a long time.

With thrombophlebitis and a tendency to it, you should not abuse the recipes based on currant leaves.

Broths are prohibited for use in ulcers and inflammations of the duodenum.

Drugs and decoctions of leaves are best not to use pregnant and lactating women because of the possibility of side effects and allergic reactions.

Summing up, we state that the leaves of the currant are centuries-long proven medicinal product containing essential oils, tannins, phytoncides and a set of vitamins necessary for the human body.

Drugs based on leaves are good for their medicinal properties and enhance metabolism in the body. The main thing is not to abuse them, so as not to get the opposite effect.

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