Ripe hawthorn fruit used in the food area. Drink and fresh hawthorn, but most often it is processed in the jam, jam (delicious bars), stuffing for a variety of confectionery and bakery products. Also from the fruits of plants brewed tea.
Hawthorn berries in folk medicine
Hawthorn is known for its medicinal properties, but for the healing results need to adhere to certain rules of cooking: collect dry – definitely matured – florets only during the flowering period, and then dry in the oven furnace (the temperature should not exceed 70 degrees).
Hawthorn is indispensable for cardiovascular diseases, because it prevents breakdowns and rhythm disturbance of the heart, dilates blood vessels of the heart and a positive effect on high blood pressure. To prepare a medicinal drink, you need to pour two teaspoons of inflorescences with boiling water (250 ml), and then let it stand for a quarter of an hour and take three times a day. But not only do flowers Herbal tea, also use fruit: crushed hawthorn boiled water in a thermos.
Tincture of hawthorn fruit – more effective remedy for diseases of the cardiovascular system. To prepare the need to take the crushed fruits in alcohol and a ratio of 100 g per 1 liter of hawthorn and leaving it stand for three weeks in a place where not exposed to sunlight. Applications tincture: 20-30 drops three times a day before meals.
Grades hawthorn garden
The best and ripe fruits weigh no more than five grams (hawthorn garden macrocarpa). Different varieties of hawthorn ripen at different times of the year. For example, Zbigniew variety ripens in mid-August, Chinese-2 – in October, Lyudmil – in the second half of September, as well as the variety called Shamil, as well as sweet and sour hawthorn yellow Zlat. All varieties are very stable in the winter, but the last grade.