Kalina from 100 diseases — the benefits and harms of viburnum

Kali­na is a unique plant, the berries of which will save you from cough­ing, help you against high blood pres­sure, ane­mia, and hun­dreds of oth­er dis­eases. But how to use and har­vest vibur­num cor­rect­ly, as well as to whom it can harm, is worth read­ing in advance.

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Those who pre­fer to treat a cold with folk reme­dies, for sure, begin this process with vibur­num decoc­tion. It reduces fever, sup­plies the body with vit­a­min C, which suc­cess­ful­ly fights the cause of the dis­ease: bac­te­ria or virus­es.

In addi­tion, vibur­num is use­ful for hyper­ten­sion, ane­mia, and liv­er dis­eases.

Healing properties of viburnum: what is the use

Kali­na is a unique plant of its kind. its use­ful prop­er­ties are prac­ti­cal­ly unpar­al­leled. Kali­na red has long been pop­u­lar in folk med­i­cine.

Calo­rie vibur­num per 100 g: 26 kcal.

Vibur­num berries are rich in vit­a­mins A, E, P, K, P, and there is more vit­a­min C than in lemon. Vibur­num con­tains such trace ele­ments as:

  • vana­di­um,
  • potas­si­um,
  • cal­ci­um,
  • iron,
  • mag­ne­sium,
  • man­ganese,
  • molyb­de­num,
  • sodi­um,
  • zinc,
  • phos­pho­rus.

In addi­tion, there are tan­nins, phy­ton­cides, pectins. By the amount of iron, vibur­num is on a par with wild rose and blue­ber­ries.

Organ­ic acids (formic, ole­ic and acetic) give vibur­num juice and berries a sour taste.

Kali­na for the win­ter should be stocked up main­ly due to the fact that it con­tains a lot of vit­a­min C. Of course, it will not save you from all dis­eases, colds and virus­es, but it will strength­en your immune sys­tem and add strength in the cold peri­od. Vibur­num is espe­cial­ly use­ful for chil­dren: one berry cov­ers the dai­ly intake of vit­a­min C for chil­dren. Dried berries will not be an excep­tion: dried vibur­num retains vit­a­min C well, so it can not only be frozen, but also dried.

Kali­na is a good source of iron, acts as an ane­mia pre­ven­tion. Iron of plant ori­gin, of course, is absorbed a lit­tle worse than ani­mal iron, but if you are a veg­e­tar­i­an, pescatar­i­an or veg­an, you should include vibur­num in your diet to get some iron once again. Vibur­num tea with hon­ey is not only tasty, but also very healthy.

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The “stuff­ing” of vibur­num includes such a use­ful sub­stance as pectin. And not just includ­ed, but con­tained in it at a high lev­el. Pectin reg­u­lates the con­tent of cho­les­terol in the body, has a good effect on metab­o­lism, intra­cel­lu­lar res­pi­ra­tion, removes radionu­clides. Pectin allows you to increase the body’s resis­tance to aller­gies, except, of course, for those cas­es when you are aller­gic to vibur­num.

Kalina for the whole family

How will vibur­num help all mem­bers of your fam­i­ly? We’ll tell you about it too!

Kalina for women

For wom­en’s health, vibur­num is an excel­lent sup­port­ive treat. The berry helps to sta­bi­lize the hor­mon­al back­ground, lose weight and keep the fig­ure in shape. In addi­tion, women and girls will appre­ci­ate how vibur­num has a ben­e­fi­cial effect on metab­o­lism and skin con­di­tion.

Kalina for men

For men, vibur­num is also very use­ful and should not be neglect­ed. This berry is an excel­lent tool for the pre­ven­tion of liv­er dis­eases, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases. A man will appre­ci­ate the strength­en­ing effect for the body and the boost of ener­gy that vibur­num gives.

Kalina for children

Treat your child with vibur­num juice or fruit drink dilut­ed with water, make jel­lies, jams and pre­serves out of it. Vibur­num nour­ish­es the body with impor­tant sub­stances and vit­a­mins, strength­ens the immune sys­tem and helps fight colds.

What diseases are traditionally used viburnum

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Kali­na red and its bark are used in the treat­ment of var­i­ous dis­eases and con­di­tions:

  • low­ers fever dur­ing colds
  • as an expec­to­rant for coughs,
  • for the pre­ven­tion and treat­ment of hypovi­t­a­minosis,
  • for the pre­ven­tion of can­cer,
  • pre­vents the devel­op­ment of aller­gies,
  • as a diuret­ic and hemo­sta­t­ic agent (bark),
  • reduces blood pres­sure in hyper­ten­sion,
  • removes tox­ins from the body,
  • ben­e­fi­cial effect on liv­er func­tion,
  • calms the ner­vous sys­tem
  • nor­mal­izes diges­tion,
  • strength­ens the heart mus­cle and blood ves­sels,
  • reduces the lev­el of cho­les­terol in the blood,
  • nor­mal­izes the pulse dur­ing arrhyth­mia.

For colds, tea with vibur­num and vibur­num is sim­ply a real sup­port­ive find. It has anti­sep­tic and antipyret­ic prop­er­ties: for colds, viral infec­tions and exac­er­ba­tions of chron­ic dis­eases, vibur­num acts well as a sup­port­ive agent, but def­i­nite­ly does not replace med­i­cines. Do not neglect tra­di­tion­al med­i­cine!

You can low­er the pres­sure by com­bin­ing phar­ma­co­log­i­cal prepa­ra­tions and vibur­num tea.

Read also: High blood pres­sure: what to do

Healthy and tasty recipes from viburnum

A lot of healthy and tasty dish­es are pre­pared from vibur­num: jam, fill­ing for pies, jel­ly.

Viburnum jelly

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  • vibur­num — 1 kg,
  • gran­u­lat­ed sug­ar — 1 kg,
  • water — 2 glass­es.


1. We sort vibur­num berries from leaves, twigs, debris and spoiled berries. Put in a colan­der and rinse thor­ough­ly.

2. Blanch vibur­num: boil water in a large saucepan and dip a colan­der with vibur­num into it for 5 min­utes so that the berry becomes soft and los­es its bit­ter­ness.

3. Grind vibur­num with a wood­en spoon through a sieve. Trans­fer to a clean saucepan.

4. In vibur­num puree, add gran­u­lat­ed sug­ar (the amount of sug­ar can be reduced to 800 gr., If you do not like very sweet) and water. Mix thor­ough­ly.

5. Cook the vibur­num over low heat for about 50 min­utes until it thick­ens (it should be borne in mind that the jel­ly will final­ly hard­en already in the jar).

6. Pour jel­ly into ster­il­ized jars and store in the refrig­er­a­tor

Read also: Top 5 best folk recipes for cough

viburnum tea

Heal­ing vibur­num tea will not only give health, but also improve mood on gloomy, cold autumn days.

Kalina tea, recipe

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vibur­num tea recipe

  1. Wash the berries (you can use them togeth­er with twigs), knead in an enam­el con­tain­er that can be put on fire.
  2. Pour hot water over low heat for 10 min­utes. Do not bring to a boil.
  3. Strain the infu­sion, then boil.
  4. To use, take half a cup of broth, add hot water to the edges of the cup, add hon­ey or sug­ar.

A sim­pli­fied recipe: mash the berries in a cup, pour boil­ing water over it, leave for 10 min­utes, add hon­ey.

What can be harmful viburnum

  1. Despite the huge ben­e­fits, vibur­num is con­traindi­cat­ed dur­ing preg­nan­cy. Kali­na caus­es stim­u­la­tion of uter­ine con­trac­tions, which can lead to mis­car­riage, and sec­ond­ly, it con­tributes to the pro­duc­tion of red blood cells, an excess of which can harm the fetus.
  2. It is impos­si­ble to use vibur­num and nurs­ing moth­ers because of the dan­ger of an aller­gic reac­tion in babies up to three months old.
  3. Since vibur­num has diuret­ic prop­er­ties, you should not use it for peo­ple suf­fer­ing from enure­sis, kid­ney dis­ease.
  4. Pro­longed use of vibur­num can pro­voke the for­ma­tion of blood clots, a drop in blood pres­sure, the occur­rence of hypox­ia and ischemia.
  5. You can not use vibur­num with gas­tri­tis with high acid­i­ty, as well as with an ulcer.
  6. A con­traindi­ca­tion to the use of vibur­num is also high blood clot­ting.
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If you decide for your­self to use vibur­numthen first con­sult with a spe­cial­ist.

In addi­tion to vibur­num, there are oth­er healthy berries, fruits and veg­eta­bles that help with var­i­ous dis­eases. For exam­ple, cran­ber­ries. If you are inter­est­ed in how to increase immu­ni­ty and pro­tect the body, watch this video:


6 steps to strength­en immu­ni­ty

5 home reme­dies for high blood pres­sure

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