A spring cure with strawberries
A cure with strawberries is welcome in the spring period. Strawberries are a “godly blessing,” said Carl Linné, renowned botanist, physician, zoologist, of Swedish origin. After a cure with strawberries, he cured himself of a rebel gout. Appreciated since ancient times, by naturalist sorbs, they have been assigned diuretic and lithotropic properties.
Strawberries are fragrant, sweet fruits with a multitude of nutritional properties. The chemical composition and medicinal properties are similar to those of berries. In our country, more precisely in the north of the country there are varieties of strawberries that give 2 harvests per year, spring and autumn.
Strawberries contain about 89% water, protides, carbon hydrates, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, iron, oily substances, salicylic acid, as well as microelements: sulfur, silicon, iodine, bromine. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, A1, B1, B2 and sugars in which levulosis predominates which allows their consumption by diabetics.
It is recommended in belts for kidney diseases, including lithiasis, arthritis, rheumatism with an extra focus for gout. The diuretic effect promotes the elimination of toxins and makes them useful in the treatment of eczema and dermatological conditions.
Strengthen the immune system, through the high content of vitamin C. A portion contains 51 mg of vitamin C, i.e. 50% of the daily requirement, stimulates the body’s immunity while also having strong antioxidant effect.
On the digestive system have multiple action: slightly laxative, anti-oxy, with favorable effect in liver diseases, including in biliary lithiasis. They have hypotensive properties, which make them at the same time useful in atherosclerosis, and through diuretic-depurative effects contribute to the elimination of excess cholesterol.
It is recommended in tuberculosis, as a tonic and remineralizing, due to the richness of mineral salts, especially iron and due to high nutritional values. In the case of people suffering from diabetes, spring straps are beneficial, with 300 g strawberries daily. For those who do not have diabetes, it is recommended to cure strawberries of 1-2 kg per day for 7-14 days, especially for those suffering from chronic constipation, joint rheumatism, gout or nephritis, urinary and biliary lithiasis.
Helps maintain a healthy view. The antioxidant properties of strawberries prevent the appearance of cataracts, and together with existing vitamins, protect against solar radiation, improving the cornea and retina.
Fights cancer due to its antioxidant-rich content, lutein, zeaxanthin and elagic acid, an extremely beneficial phytochemical. Lower cholesterol levels due to these phytochemicals, which counteract the effects of LDL-type lipoproteins, which can cause plaque to form in the arteries. Consumption of strawberries reduces blood lipids, which in large quantities, can deposit on the walls of the arteries.
Attention however are people who suffer from allergy to strawberries, triggering side effects, accompanied by hives. It seems that allergy to these fruits is due to a deficiency of the intestinal mucosa that becomes permeable to some protides existing in the pulp of the pseudo-fruit.
In cosmetics, strawberries are among the most used fruits for beauty masks, for various complexions. Vitamin C, present in strawberries, produces collagen, beneficial for preserving the elasticity of the skin. Elagic acid prevents collagen destruction and inflammation of the skin, which are the main causes of the appearance of wrinkles.
How to use it
Fruits are eaten as such and can be cures with 300-500 g up to 1.5 kg per day, preferably in the morning. To eliminate the oxides, eat 500 g in the morning on an empty stomach, without consuming anything else until noon.
We can prepare a cosmetic mask with crushed strawberries, mixed with egg white for oily skin and cream for dry skin. A nutritious milk from strawberry juice with the same amount of milk may also be prepared.
Strawberry and frag leaves contain elagic tannin, fragarol, cvercitrin, citrol, mineral salts, sugars, traces of volatile oil and vitamin C. Use as an infusion 1-2 teaspoons dried leaves and shredded to 200 ml water. They drink 2-3 cups a day. They are a very effective antidiarrheal and diuretic product with disinfecting properties of the urinary tract. Along with the raspberry leaves, it constitutes a good daily food tea.