The bird-cherry tree, the medical properties

A Bird Cherry tree in bloom.

A Bird Cherry tree in bloom.

As a rule we cook the bird-cherry, because of its medical properties. The fresh blackberries are very juicy, they are dried in ovens or special dryers.

The berry contains sugar, vitamin C to 20%, apple and lemon acid, and pectic substance. The seed contains up to 2 % of poison glycoside amygdalin.

The bird-cherry is used also in the medicine. The berry helps with the stomach upset. You can do the decoctions of the bird- cherry from stomach ulcer and colon, also from gastritis.

The preparation of the decoction of the berries at home: to pour one tablespoon of berries with a glass of boiling water and boil for about 5 minutes over low heat,to infuse for a couple of hours, then strain. To take a quarter cup 3 times a day.

You can make gastric tea, you will need: bird-cherries, blueberries, bloodroot, you should crush the ingredients, take 2 tablespoons of the resulting mixture and to pour 2 cups of boiling water, to bring to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes, then strain. Take one quarter cup 4 times a day before meals.