Treatment of colds and flu with raspberries: how to use, brew, methods of preparation, contraindications
Raspberries - a natural antioxidant with healing properties. The culture is used to treat many diseases, but it is especially useful for colds. What are the benefits you will learn from this article.
Berries, leaves and branches of raspberries: chemical composition and useful properties
The chemical composition of the berry:
- pectin and tannins;
- plant pigments;
- vitamins A, groups B, C, K, P;
- micro and macro elements.
- Beneficial features:
Composition of branches:
- vitamins A, E, C;
- sitosterol and pectins;
- carotene and nitrogenous substances;
- flavonoids and phenolic substances;
- salicylic acid.
Did you know? Raspberry is a record holder for iron content.
Raspberry branches cope with acute respiratory infections, flu, bronchitis, tonsillitis. They have an expectorant, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect.
The chemical component of the leaves:
- mineral salts;
- organic acids;
Leaves have a stimulating effect on the body's immune system. It also has diaphoretic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Why raspberries help treat colds and flu
Raspberry has established itself in folk medicine as an effective cold remedy since ancient times. All parts of the bush have certain useful properties:
- the high content of salicylates has an antipyretic effect;
- vitamins and beneficial acids help strengthen immunity;
- salicylic acid, which is part of the berries, relieves inflammation in acute respiratory viral infections;
- tannins inhibit the development of local inflammatory processes.
Did you know? Russian Federation - Leader in Raspberry Growing.
Prescriptions for the preparation of dosage forms
Today, a whole list of recipes is known with which you can create a real medicine. It can take a variety of forms and consistencies and be supplemented with fruits, herbs and more. The most effective of them are considered below.
Fresh berries are preferred. They contain the largest amount of vitamins and nutrients.
A glass of garden raspberries restores the body's daily requirement for vitamin C
- Chilled fruits - 200 g;
- Water - 200 ml;
- Sugar - 50 g
- Rinse fruits thoroughly under running water. Place in an enameled bowl.
- Add water and sugar to the berries. Mix
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat to a minimum.
- Cook for 10 minutes, while kneading the berries with a fork.
- Remove from heat using a sieve or gauze, strain the contents, squeezing the berries as best as possible.
- Pour juice into prepared jars and roll up.
Gargle 3 times a day with the first symptoms of laryngitis, tonsillitis. Preheat.
100 g of berries pour 400 ml of water. Bring the fruit to a boil and boil for 15 minutes.
Helps to cope with temperature by activating sweatshops
Raspberries with milk
In 1 cup of hot milk add 20 g raspberries, grated with sugar. Stir until smooth. Have a drink at night.
This powerful diaphoretic will effectively lower the temperature.
Rinse the plant branches well, pour boiling water for an hour. Strain the broth. Eat with honey.Great for relieving cough
In a mug place 1 tbsp. l berries and 2 slices of lemon. Pour hot water and insist 5-10 minutes.
Effectively helps to cope with the inflammatory process and, as a result, reduces the temperature
Leaf Tea for Flu and Colds
Place 20 g of crushed dried leaves on the bottom of the mug, pour hot water. Drink at night before going to bed. The effect of such tea is comparable to that of an aspirin tablet.
Tea with raspberries with antipyretic effect
1 teaspoon of dried raspberry fruit and 1 teaspoon of linden flowers pour a glass of boiling water, leave for 20 minutes. Drink raspberry tea at night.
Raspberries from a runny nose and sore throat: how to cook
4 teaspoons of leaves and berries to brew a glass of boiling water, leave for 20 minutes, strain. Drink infusion 3-4 times a day for 200 ml. Possible use for gargling.
A decoction of twigs
- Water - 1 L;
- Shrub branches - 3-4 pcs.
- Break the branches, rinse under running water.
- Pour with water, put on a stove, boil.
- Insist the broth in a water bath or in a thermos for several hours until it becomes reddish.
Raspberry twigs increase perspiration and, as a result, lower the temperature
Raspberry roots for coughing ARI and SARS: how to insist
The broth is prepared from the calculation: 50 g of roots per 500 ml of water, boil for 30-40 minutes. Make inhalation with a steam of broth 2 times a day for 10-15 minutes.
Raspberry-mint infusion from tonsillitis
To 1 tbsp. raspberry jam and 1 tbsp. mint add 200 ml of hot water, leave for 30 minutes. Strain. Gargle 3-4 times a day for 5 days.
A cold decoction of flowers
1 tbsp. raw materials pour 200 ml of boiled water. Insist 30 minutes. Drink 2-3 times a day.
The broth is very useful in acute bronchitis, rhinopharyngitis and laryngitis.
Berry jam: how to apply
Adults and children use raspberry jam in the bite with hot tea or milk at the initial stages of an infectious disease. After eating the dessert, you need to go to bed and wrap yourself up. Natural salicylates, which are part of the berry, help reduce temperature.
Raspberries with vodka for adults
Vodka tincture is the most effective healing agent for colds. It is prepared as follows:
- Berries - 1 kg;
- Sugar - 500 g;
- Vodka - 1.5 l;
- Water - 200 ml
- In a 3 l jar, place the fruits, add sugar.
- Pour in the vodka.
- Fill the rest of the volume with boiled water at room temperature.
- Shake the mixture periodically to completely dissolve the sugar.
- Remove the prepared solution in the refrigerator for 3 weeks.
- Filter the contents of the jar.
Important! If you leave the tincture in a warm place, then the berry, especially ripe, will ferment.
It is recommended to use raspberries at the first symptoms of a viral disease, as well as for the prevention of many infectious diseases. Studies have shown that regular consumption of berries in any form strengthens the immune system and reduces the incidence of disease. It is also recommended with antibiotic therapy to restore intestinal microflora.
Features of use for children and pregnant women
Most pediatricians recommend drinking teas or decoctions of raspberries as an adjunctive therapy for colds. The dosage is prescribed by the doctor.
Expectant mothers are not prohibited from treating with berries. However, you can use it in a limited amount and for a short time.
Contraindications and limitations
If used improperly, raspberries can harm the body.
- Restrictions on use apply in the following cases:
- acute diseases of the digestive tract;
- kidney disease
- tendency to allergies;
- hemophilia, anemia;
- lactation period.
Important! You can not eat berries on an empty stomach, in particular, people with diseases of the stomach and intestines.
Medicines from raspberries are a useful, with a pleasant taste in the treatment of colds. However, do not forget that they are effective only in the initial stages of the disease. Therefore, during treatment, follow the instructions and consult your doctor.