Tasty and fragrant blackberry is quite popular inour country. It is a thorny bush with a lot of thorns, reaching two meters in height. The bushes are unpretentious, adapt quickly in new conditions and yield a significant harvest. Often unsuccessful blackberries are confused with raspberries, they are very similar in appearance, but taste very different: in blackberry it is sweet and sour, astringent, and raspberry is sweet.
Recently, Europeans have been using shrubsin decorative whole, he beautifully wraps arches, gazebos. But to a greater extent, plant berries are used as a therapeutic agent. There are good properties and contraindications in blackberry, what you need to keep in mind.
Useful properties of blackberry
It has a rich vitamin composition. It has excellent antipyretic, anti-catarrhal properties. Ancient Greek doctors believed that the blackberry can cure arthrosis and gout. Used for bleeding, strengthening the gums, warts. Continuous use in food will increase immunity, stop the growth of malignant tumors, without letting the whole body be hit.
Useful properties of blackberry are caused by a high content of iron and potassium, so it is recommended to use it for cardiovascular diseases, which allows:
strengthen the myocardium;
lower arterial and venous pressure;
have a curative effect on the kidneys, bladder;
improve intestinal motility.
Useful properties of blackberry are used forstrengthening of capillaries, special phenolic compounds prevent the appearance of sclerosis. The rich mineral composition has a strong sedative effect, it helps with neurosis, especially in elderly women. The use of even one hundred grams of this excellent natural product, can charge the body with a daily rate of nutrients.
Blackberry consumption during pregnancy and lactation
Thanks to its rich composition and presencevitamins of all groups, amino acids, minerals and tannins, berries will help to increase hemoglobin, heal wounds, regulate metabolism, recover after childbirth. During pregnancy and lactation it is recommended to eat a little bit of blackberries, as excessive consumption can cause an allergic reaction in the fetus. During the period of breastfeeding, use gently, several berries and look at the reaction of the baby: if suddenly there are red spots, skin roughness, diarrhea, it is necessary to cancel the use - the allergic reaction in the child has gone. A large consumption of blackberries can cause problems not only in the child, but also in the mother: cystitis, heaviness and kidney pain, diarrhea. In such cases, you should stop using it and consult a doctor for advice.
The blackberry is allergenic, therefore, having eaten a few berries,make sure everything is in order. It can not be used if there are problems with high acidity of gastric juice, with kidney diseases, problems with the small intestine.
Blackberry leaves also have curativeproperties, like berries. They have a beneficial effect on women's organs in menopause, remove toxins, slag. Tea leaves help those with diabetes problems and frequent colds in winter. The juice from them is used for the treatment of gastritis, the phenomena of dyspepsia. Tincture - for bronchitis, laryngitis, pneumonia.
Recipes of dishes from blackberries
Compote from the blackberry - an excellent alternativepurchased juice in winter. On 3 kg of sugar berries it will take only 450 grams, and 2.5 liters of water. We boil water, fall asleep sugar and berries, boil for 20 - 25 minutes, pour on the banks, roll up - compote for the winter is ready.
The cake with blackberries is very simple to prepare, it turns out airy and tasty. Preparation takes 1 hour.
sugar - 210 grams;
wheat flour - 6 tablespoons;
egg chicken - 2 pieces;
milk - 150 ml;
baking powder for baking - 1 teaspoon;
Vanillin to taste;
blackberry - 250 grams.
Pour the sugar in a bowl, beat the eggs and carefullybeat whisk until lush. Pour the milk, add sifted flour with baking powder and vanilla. All thoroughly mix until a homogeneous mass without lumps. Lubricate the form, pour in a portion of the dough, top half a serving of blackberry, then repeat the layers again -taste, blackberry. Send the oven for 40 minutes at 180 ° C.
Blackberry jam makes even with leavesplants. Cook in 1 liter of water, 200 grams of leaves. For jam we need only 2 cups of this broth. At 2 kilograms of blackberries you need 0.5 kilograms of sugar. Carefully wash the blackberry, it is very gentle, it is easy to choke. Prepare the berries with sugar on low heat until the foam appears, collect it with a spoon, pour in the broth and leave to languish on the fire for another 1 hour. Finish the jam on the jars.