Keep in mind the benefits of cherries

Keep in mind  the benefits of cherries

June 03, 2012, Sunday/ 12:27:00

The stems, fruit, leaves and bark of the cherry tree, as well as the gum it exudes, all have medicinal qualities.

This kidney-friendly fruit is a precious source of nutrition that also detoxifies the body. Cherries increase kidney function and are therefore also a diuretic. They expel accumulated urates and urea from our body. As such, cherries are beneficial for those suffering from rheumatism, gout, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and osteoarthritis.

The cherry is also a friend to the liver. Eating cherries can reduce the swelling in a liver that has been enlarged due to excessive medication intake, intoxication or the presences of various diseases, assisting the liver in healing. Over time, cherries can help liver function return to normal, increasing the secretion of bile and strengthening the digestive system. Cherries are also excellent at expelling nicotine from the body. If you suffer from constipation, you should eat plenty of cherries while they're in season. Thanks to an abundance of phosphorus in cherries, they can even help ease a person's nerves. Cherry stem syrup: Syrup made with cherry stems can be used as a diuretic. Boil 60 grams of cherry stems in a liter of water and drink the resulting syrup regularly. Cherry stems make an excellent diuretic and provide relief from edema. As they have few calories, cherries make a good snack for people watching their weight.

To treat a cough or cold, boil 15-20 grams of cherry blossoms in a liter of water for about 15 minutes and then drink the infusion. This can also relieve chest congestion.

Cherry juice rejuvenates

If you dab cherry juice onto the wrinkles on your face and neck, they will be rejuvenated and the wrinkles will disappear. Cherries can help delay the signs of aging by supporting good health. They also help protect teeth from decay and make them shiny.

What is in a cherry?

Cherries contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6 and C as well as phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron and protein. Darker cherries have more iron and can be effective in preventing anemia. Cherries are also low in calories. Just like any fruit or vegetable containing vitamin A, cherries effectively promote good eyesight. Consider cherries after a long winter to help you recover from winter fatigue. The sugar in cherries is quickly absorbed by the blood, while the vitamins they provide help build up your body's resilience.

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