February 14, 2017, 17:05
The beneficial properties of red viburnum are undeniable. After all, viburnum is a storehouse of such vitamins as A, B, E. It has five times more vitamin C than oranges and lemons. Kalina is used both externally, in cosmetology, and internally, in the form of jam, tinctures, compote, and simply fresh. But what useful properties of viburnum red exist, and what are the contraindications, we will tell you in our article.
Properties of viburnum for medicinal purposes
If you use fresh red viburnum berries every day, this will reduce swelling, as well as improve heart function.
Kalina can be stored for a long time if it is frozen. Thus, the properties of viburnum are preserved. And pulling it out of the freezer and dousing it with boiling water, you can always mix it with honey, and a wonderful remedy for maintaining immunity is ready. Just one teaspoon a day is enough.
Viburnum jam or simply boiled berries in honey will come in handy for respiratory diseases and coughs.
Flowers, bark and seeds of viburnum are no less useful than berries. So, the medicinal properties of tincture of viburnum flowers will help with painful menstruation. And tinctures from the bark of viburnum are good for skin diseases. The healing properties of red viburnum seeds are that their use will lead to the elimination of kidney stones and the cleansing of the body from toxins.
Properties of viburnum in cosmetology
Cosmetologists have long chosen this red berry — it rejuvenates and tones the skin. Kalina is ideal for making masks for the face and neck.
So, if you have oily skin, mix viburnum juice with egg white and lemon juice. And for dry skin, crush viburnum berries with honey, olive oil and oatmeal until creamy. You need to keep such masks for no more than 15 minutes, then rinse off the mask and apply a moisturizer on a clean face.
Red viburnum contraindications
First, everything needs a measure. And the viburnum berry is no exception. Oversaturation of the body with viburnum can lead to a rash on the body.
Secondly, if you have increased blood clotting, and also have a tendency to thrombosis, you should avoid excessive consumption of viburnum.
Thirdly, viburnum lowers blood pressure. So if yours is low, you should give up berries, as this can be fraught with fainting.
But still, viburnum has unusual medicinal and healing properties that can compete with many modern drugs. Do not neglect this exceptional red berry, strengthen your body and be healthy!
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