PINEAPPLE (Ananas comosus)
Ananas belongs to the family Bromeliaceae. It grows as a biennial plant with long curved leaves that have spines on the edges. Strong and durable the plant. There are fruit of a group of a large number of interconnected berries, fine fragrances and sour taste. Originally from America, but is grown in many tropical regions. In medicinal purposes is used in the fruit and pineapple root. The leaves are used for the preparation of fine fibers.
The medicinal effect
Aphrodisiac pineapple has been observed in healthy individuals. Pineapple contains the digestive enzyme bromelain I, similar to pepsin, which enhances the function of the stomach, helps in the digestion of proteins and fats, but also refreshes the whole body and helps in the treatment of burns. Bromelain is less well known remedy for colds and bronchitis, as it reduces the density of mucous membranes. Supports and encourages the action of an antibiotic. It is used in a variety of diseases such as anemia, arthritis, atherosclerosis, rheumatism and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Outstanding food, which treats and prevents gallstones. Enhances the secretion of bile, perspiration and excretion of fluids and uric acid, improves blood circulation, prevents the formation of clots. It is good for the treatment of bladder diseases, for fever, pain. pineapple root is used in the treatment of edema. It works against inflammations of the stomach and intestines, as well as hemorrhoids. Relaxes smooth muscles and stimulates muscle contraction. That is in the prevention of cancer. It is used in the treatment of gastric ulcer and gastritis. Helps strengthen the appetite and is very effective in the treatment of diseases of women, a valuable Even after surgery, sinus disease, abscesses, contusions, hematomas, and in anti-cellulite diet.
Pineapple is cultivated even before the time of Columbus and was prevalent throughout South and Central America. It is used as a medicine, in food and wine production. Pineapple is best consumed while fresh, because then has the most medicinal ingredients, but the biggest part is lost by cooking pineapple canning. Is pineapple mature enough, you will feel the best by the smell, but let your nose lead you in the selection. sweet smell is a sign of quality. Do not buy a pineapple that has a bad odor, dark spots or soft areas on the surface of the crust. Pineapple juice, use 3 times a day for 1-2 dl.
MEDLAR (Mespilus germanica)
Medlar is a bushy tree that grows up to 8m. They call it the wild pear. Round pear-shaped fruits, with five seeds, with a glass of the top, yellow-green to brown in color, are fleshy and edible after spreading and darkened. Ripe fruit is aromatic and sweet-sour taste. Rowan comes from Asia, where it was transferred to Europe around 200 BC. Adopted, first in Greece and Italy, and then throughout Europe. Flowers from May to June. Western folk medicine uses medlar treatment of constipation, and other problems in digestion. Unripe medlar track mucus, and is used to stop bleeding in the oral cavity, such as bleeding gums, mouth ulcers and other codes of bleeding, diarrhea, dysentery and in all cases where it is necessary tightening of tissue, but also anti-inflammatory effect.
Medicinal plant part
collected the first ripe fruit, then seeds, leaf, flower and immature fruits that can be kept in straw, to fully mature. The leaves are harvested in spring and bloom during the flowering, dried in air. The bark of the tree needs to be removed in the spring or fall. Medlar contains tannin, sugar, vitamin C …
The medicinal effect
This plant is a natural astringent, antidiarrhoeals, laxative. In the absence of better means worth the attention with the treatment of scurvy. Encourages the work of the salivary glands, it is efficient in diarrhea. Madler fleshy part, is a good laxative. Preparations from the fruit and leaf stop bleeding, while in folk medicine from the seeds, swelling of mucus in the water, preparing coatings for various violations of the skin. Seeds contain a small percentage of hydrocyanic acid, so not really recommended for dissolution of stones in the kidney and bladder.
* Tea: One tablespoon finely chopped fresh ripe fruits poured with 2 dl hot water, cover and strain it after an hour. Drinking 2 to 3 cups of tea against diarrhea, and anti-bleeding right gargle and rinse the oral cavity several times a day.
* Compote: Clean 1 kg medlar, cut into small pieces, cover with 1 kg of sugar melted in half a liter of water, stir well and cook for about an hour on low heat. A little cool, pour into sterilized jars and seal tightly. Take after 1 dl compote as often.