Raspberry jam: healing properties for colds, how to use
By the middle of summer, the “queen of berries” ripens - raspberries. You need to hurry to make stocks of vitamins for the winter and prepare jams, juices, fruit drinks and other delicious treats from it. Forest raspberries are especially useful. Despite the fact that its berries are not as large as those of cultivated varieties, they are more aromatic and rich in useful trace elements.
Why raspberries help treat colds
Berries are used in medicine as a diaphoretic and antipyretic for colds., since salicylic acid is a part, i.e. raspberry lowers heat like aspirin, only in its natural form.
It is pleasant and safe to be treated with such a natural antiseptic, especially to people whose body does not perceive antibiotics. Raspberry - a real storehouse of vitamins. It contains vitamins C, E, D, PP and B vitamins. Tea during colds enriches the body with vitamins and restores immunity.
Raspberry Jam: composition, healing properties
The skill of cooking jam is that the fruits do not wrinkle, do not boil, but remain intact and neat. To do this, the jam is simmered in a copper bowl. Copper cookware allows you to cook jam in the shortest possible time. A jam with the addition of juice of red or black currant is very useful.
However, the most effective in the treatment of colds is raspberries, jammed with sugar without heat treatment.
Vitamin C, which is the main weapon in the fight against angina, is destroyed in berries and fruits at high temperatures, therefore, to preserve it completely, it is better to simply rub the berries with sugar and store in the refrigerator. You need to have at least a few cans of this tasty medicine for treating flu or sore throats in the winter. A teaspoon of sweet medicine can significantly reduce sore throat with angina.
The main healing property of such a “fresh” jam is the diaphoretic effect and the simultaneous saturation of the body with vitamins. Infection and pathogenic influenza bacteria can leave the body only with the fluid, therefore, the more and the faster the fluid comes out of the cold, the faster the recovery.
Rules for the use of colds, ARVI, tonsillitis
Often any cold, sore throat and SARS is accompanied by a high temperature. Tea and other raspberry drinks can lower fever if taken regularly.
Tea made from raspberry leaves is as healthy as products from its berries. There are many folk recipes for preparing and making tea from this plant. Here is the most affordable and easiest of them.
Leaves should be harvested in May. Young tender leaves need to be freed from cuttings and rammed with them a dry liter jar. Close the jar tightly with a lid and place it in a warm place.
After a day, pull the raw materials out of the can and arrange on a tray. Cover the raw material with a damp cloth, and leave the leaves to ferment for seven hours. After fermentation, raspberry leaves can be twisted with your hands in small tubes, no more than 6 cm long. This is a rather time-consuming process.
Did you know? Raspberry tea is considered ready for brewing when it does not crumble into powder, but is collected in grains if you rub the raw materialё between your fingers. The smell of herbal changes to fruity-floral.
If you do not have time, you can skip the raw materials through a meat grinder a couple of times. Dry the resulting mass to tea. The easiest way to do this is in the oven.Arrange raw raspberry leaves on a baking sheet with a layer of not more than 4 cm, heat the oven to + 50 ° C and dry future tea for 3-4 hours.
Remove the baking sheet with raw materials from the oven, cool and dry for another 2-3 hours at room temperature. Vitamin tea should be stored in glass containers with a lid.
Like berries, raspberry leaf tea helps with colds, especially coughs, as it has an expectorant effect. Tea is a natural immunostimulant which, well reduces the temperature and saturates the body with vitamin C, K, E.
To make a classic leaf tea you will need:
- raspberry leaves - 1 tsp;
- boiling water - 1 l;
- honey or sugar to taste.
Brew and let it brew for 10-15 minutes.
A more fortified drink will turn out if you add currant leaves and rose hips to tea, you should insist such tea in a thermos for at least 2 hours. You can use several mugs per day.
Raspberry fruit drink
The most useful raspberry drink is fruit drink. This completely natural product is useful in that it is not subjected to heat treatment, therefore, all vitamins are stored in it in its entirety. Unfortunately, a wonderful summer fruit drink can only be drunk during the fruiting season, since fresh berries are required to make it.
Important! The daily intake of raspberries for an adult is not more than 400 g of fresh berries per day.
- raspberries (fresh) - 250 g;
- granulated sugar - 50 g;
- water - 1 l.
Raspberry berries thoroughly knead in a metal sieve, so as to separate the seeds. Strain the resulting thick juice through a smaller sieve and set aside again. Pour the seeds and pomace with water in a metal container, slowly bring to a boil and boil over low heat for no more than 10 minutes. At the end of cooking, add sugar to the broth.
Cool and strain the broth, add fresh juice and move. Raspberry fruit drink is ready to eat. Undoubtedly, fruit juice from raspberries will benefit the body and charge it with useful substances, if you observe the measure in its consumption.
Jam with milk
A raspberry jam cocktail with milk is especially suitable for children and pregnant women. Milk will not only enrich the body with calcium, but also soften the effect of aggressive acids in raspberries on the stomach. A cocktail is a satisfying drink that can easily feed a child.
- raspberry jam - 50 g;
- Cow's milk - 400 ml (fat content preferably at least 2.5%);
- ice cream sundae - 150 g;
- vanilla sugar - 10 g;
- natural yogurt - 100 g
To make a cocktail of milk with raspberry jam, you need a blender. Put ice cubes into cubes in a blender glass. While whipping ice cream, gradually add raspberry jam, milk, vanilla sugar and yogurt.
When the mass becomes airy and foam appears, the cocktail is ready. If you are preparing a cocktail as a summer cooling drink, you can add ice cubes if you wish. One serving a day will be enough.
Features of the use of raspberry jam
Despite the usefulness of the product, some categories of people need to carefully monitor the use of raspberry jam, namely children and pregnant women.
Of course, children will like such a tasty medicine as raspberry jam. However, parents should take into account some features of the effect of this berry on the children's body.
Tea with raspberry jam has the ability to remove a large amount of fluid from the child's body. On the one hand, it’s good, along with the liquid pathogenic bacteria and toxins are excreted, on the other hand, the baby’s body is dehydrated.
This can be dangerous if the child does not like to drink fluids a lot. Dehydration can lead to a deterioration in the condition of a sick child.
Important! Giving tea with raspberry jam to a child with a cold should be after he has taken a significant amount of another liquid.
Raspberry is a strong allergen, which is contraindicated for use by children under 1 year old. After a year, parents should begin with caution to introduce this product into the child’s diet, 1 berry 2-3 times a day. At the slightest sign of an allergy (rashes on the cheeks, hands, etc.), the feeding of the berry should be stopped. It is advisable to make the next attempt at complementary feeding in a year.
If you don’t know how your child reacts to raspberries, then experimenting with your child’s illness is not worth it, so as not to add problems to an already weakened baby’s body.
You should also not give this jam to your child after eating protein, as this can lead to bloating and indigestion. Raspberry berries tend to activate the fermentation process in combination with protein products.
Taking into account all the above warnings and evaluating their importance in relation to your child, you can decide whether to give this natural medicine or not, and also decide how much it should be given. The daily intake of berries for children from 3 years old is not more than 200 g.
An effective medicine for colds, a delicious and vitamin dessert can harm a pregnant woman. When consuming raspberry jam, it should be remembered that raspberry is a strong allergen and can subsequently develop an allergy in the newborn. It should also be borne in mind that raspberry jam can irritate the intestinal wall and lead to bloating and frustration.
Tea from raspberry leaves should be completely abandoned in the first trimesters of pregnancy, since it provokes a contraction of the uterus and the threat of miscarriage. But before the start of the planned term of labor and its delay, drinking tea from raspberry leaves is daily.
Did you know? Folk healers recommend a pregnant woman to drink tea from raspberry leaves when childbirth is delayed and does not occur on time. Tea promotes easy and quick delivery.
Contraindications and limitations
There are no plants or berries in nature that would not have their contraindications or limitations in the amount of consumption. Raspberries are no exception.
First of all, it should be remembered that this plant is a powerful allergen. It is strictly contraindicated to consume berries for children under 1 year old, who have not yet matured the gastric tract. Children under 3 years of age are first given trial feeding and then given this treat with restrictions.
Doctors recommend limiting raspberries in their diet for people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as gastritis, ulcers, and pancreatic inflammation. Small seeds that fill the “cap” of the berry can irritate the walls of the stomach. And the use of this dessert after protein foods provokes bloating and frustration.
Pregnant women should also remember that even if they do not have an allergy, then drinking raspberry drinks is also limited, so as not to provoke an allergy in the unborn baby.
In addition to tea, jam, fruit drinks and cocktails, raspberry is widely used in cosmetology for external use, as it contains a lot of volatile. Ointments, compresses and lotions are made from it. With acne and praise of the skin, a decoction of raspberry leaves, which has a bactericidal effect, is useful.
Wild berries are used for anemia and anemia, even Staphylococcus aureus is treated. It is cheaper and more beneficial to treat plants growing in your region than to buy imported chemicals with a huge amount of side effects.