Chokeberry (Aronia), Calories, benefits and harms, Useful properties

Chokeberry – a small shrub or tree,
about 1,5 meters high, with leaves somewhat reminiscent
cherry leaves. The berries are sweet, tasty, slightly tart,
especially immature. Grow chokeberry
often as an ornamental and fruit plant, and
as a medicinal product for amateur gardeners, summer residents,
in specialized farms.

Homeland of chokeberry (chokeberry) – eastern part
North America. Chokeberry grows there on
dry stony soils and on steep river banks,
in dunes and forests, and even in swamps. Early XVIII
centuries, chokeberry was introduced to Europe,
and about another hundred years later she came to Russia. Grown
chokeberry until the beginning of the .th century only as a decorative
culture. Indeed, the white shields of the chokeberry flowers and
dark green dense leaves look very elegant.
In autumn, against the background of orange-red leaves, they clearly stand out
clusters of black, shiny fruits.

The berries are harvested in autumn, dried in the open air, in dryers. Store
dry berries in a dry place, no more than 2 years. And also from black chokeberry berries
rowan berries make compotes, preserves, wine and much more.

Useful properties of chokeberry

Chokeberry contains:

Calories 55 Kcal

Aronia berries have a pleasant sour-sweet,
tart taste. Aronia is a real storehouse of useful
substances. It contains a rich natural complex of vitamins
(P, C,
E, K,
B1, B2,
B6,
beta-carotene), macro- and microelements (boron,
iron, manganese,
copper, molybdenum,
fluorine),
sugars (glucose, sucrose, fructose), pectin and
tannins.

For example, in the fruits of chokeberry, vitamin P is 2 times more,
than in black
currants, and 20 times more than oranges and apples.
And the iodine content in blackberry berries is 4 times higher,
than strawberries, gooseberries and raspberries.

Due to the delicately balanced combination of nature
in the fruits of black chokeberry (chokeberry), very many biologically
active substances, they have valuable medicinal properties.
Aronia berries and juice from them are used for
treatment and, most importantly, prevention of hypertensive
disease and atherosclerosis. They are prescribed for gastritis
with reduced secretory function, some vascular
diseases accompanied by increased permeability
and fragility of the vascular wall (capillarotoxicosis, allergic
vasculitis, measles, scarlet fever, eczema).

Pectin substances contained in chokeberry
remove heavy metals and radioactive
substances, retain and remove various types of pathogenic
microorganisms. Pectins normalize functioning
intestines, eliminate spasms and have a choleretic
Effect. The medicinal properties of chokeberry contribute to
strengthening the walls of blood vessels, improving their elasticity
and elasticity.

Also, some of the most beneficial properties of this berry are
normalization of blood pressure and lowering the level
cholesterol in the blood. Aronia fruits are prescribed for
various disorders in the blood coagulation system, bleeding,
rheumatism, atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus and allergic
diseases. Recent studies have shown that
chokeberry improves liver function,
and regular consumption of this berry increases immunity
and has a positive effect on the work of the endocrine system.

It is recommended for diabetes mellitus especially with lesions.
capillaries, in diseases of the thyroid gland, such as
diuretic for kidney diseases, allergies, scarlet fever,
typhus.

Chokeberry is used as an antispasmodic,
vasodilator, hemostatic, hematopoietic,
appetizing, choleretic and diuretic.

The use of juice, a decoction of chokeberry berries promotes
dilation of blood vessels, resulting in increased
their permeability, the functions of the hematopoietic organs are activated,
which is useful for radiation sickness, bleeding.

Chokeberry helps to regulate digestion,
improves appetite, increases acidity, activates
liver function, promotes the formation and discharge
bile.

A decoction of the fruits of chokeberry (chokeberry) – 20 g
fruits per 200 ml of boiling water. Used for medicinal purposes
1/2 cup 3-4 times a day for hypertension, atherosclerosis,
diabetes mellitus, glomerulonephritis and allergic
states.

Dangerous properties of chokeberry

Chokeberry fruits are contraindicated in case of hypotension,
increased blood clotting, increased acidity
gastric juice, gastritis, stomach ulcer
and the duodenum.

It is not recommended to take it with low blood
pressure.

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