Raspberry juice is a remedy recommended by grandmas and great-grandmas for cold or early stages of flu. It turns out that the raspberry juice has properties similar to many synthetic drugs and brings relief in many ailments. What is raspberry juice good for and why is it a good idea to make it?
Raspberries – a valuable source of nutrients
- organic acids (citric, malic, salicylic),
- vitamins: C, E, B1, B6, B2,
- minerals, such as: potassium, magnesium, calcium or iron.
Raspberries – health benefits
When having some raspberries, you’re providing yourself with vitamins C, E, B1, B2, B6 and K, Strengthening the immune system and Supplying yourself with potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and iron. The ellagic acid present in these fruits prevents development of liver, esophageal and lung cancer. Raspberries are also a natural remedy for autumn infections.
The essential oils and salicylates present in them work like aspirin – they have Diaphoretic, warming and anti-inflammatory properties. They also help lower temperature and have a mild analgesic action. It is worth knowing that these fruits are also an ally of fantastic body shape and looks.
Even the sweetest ones can be eaten without worrying about gaining weight. 100 g of raspberries is only 47 kcal and a lot of fiber, which improves metabolism.
Raspberries for infections
Raspberry tea or juice can battle temperature, “sweat the illness away“, eliminate slightly sore throat, alleviate cough, and above all effectively warm up the body, so that an infection never occurs in the first place. They are also known for their calming effect, and they reduce blood pressure.
Raspberries are used in folk medicine, as thanks to containing ellagic acid that is characterized by its antibacterial properties they help cure cold. Raspberry juice has been used for centuries in treatment of temperature, as both the leaves and the fruits have a Diaphoretic effect.
Healthy raspberry leaves
It’s not just the raspberry fruits that have health benefits. Their leaves contain flavonoids, organic acids, iron, calcium and copper. When dried, they are used for Infusions. Raspberry leaves have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties.
They make an effective remedy that inhibits development of gut bacteria and reduces diarrhea. The leaf Infusion is also used as a mouth wash for mouth and throat inflammations. Just take a spoonful of raspberry leaves and put them in a glass of boiling water for 15 minutes under a cover. The Infusion is to be strained and then used for drinking or as a mouth wash. A raspberry leaf Infusion relaxes smooth muscles in the uterus, alleviating menstrual pains.
It can be used for stomach pains. It shouldn’t be used by women in the first trimester of pregnancy, though, as it can cause uterine contractions.
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