Tea from currant leaves and raspberries: benefit and harm. Fermented black currant tea
With the arrival of summer, many people who care about their health try to stock up on healthy fito-collections for future use in order to pamper themselves and their loved ones with fragrant tea - a source of vitamins and macronutrients. A huge number of plants can help strengthen the body's immune system and rid it of long-standing ailments. This, in particular, is about currant leaves, decoctions of which help us get rid of beriberi, which usually rages in the winter season. And their benefit is not limited to this.
Why is tea from currant leaves so valuable? First, it is a storehouse of vitamins and minerals. Flavonoids, tannins, phytoncides, magnesium, copper, manganese, vitamin C - all of the above components are found in abundance in the leaves of berry bushes.
As already emphasized, tea made from currant leaves helps to strengthen the immune system, which means that the body’s resistance to viral infections and diseases increases.
In addition, the above tonic drink is recommended for overwork and loss of strength - it quickly relieves fatigue. Tea from the leaves of currant increases vitality and invigorates. He is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect. Currant herbal tea is useful for colds: acute respiratory infections, flu, sore throat. Its action is aimed at relieving symptoms and a speedy recovery. If you combine tea from the leaves of currant with honey, then colds, as they say, will remove it.
Few people know that the above drink slows down the aging process - this property is especially valuable for older people. Pensioners with regular use of currant tea always maintain vigor and clarity of mind. In addition, they have improved visual acuity.
These are the amazing properties of currant leaf tea. What are the benefits and harms of this drink? Not everyone knows the answer to the question asked.Continue to fill this gap.
Improves the function of vital organs
A decoction of the leaves of berry bushes positively affects the cardiovascular system. In other words, it reduces the risk of developing such dangerous illnesses as stroke, heart attack and hypertension. The beneficial effect has a drink and the digestive system. Systematic use of currant tea normalizes the functions of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract and improves appetite. It also restores the functioning of the urinary organs: liver, kidneys, bladder. For example, it is effective in removing excess purine and uric acids. Of course, much needed tea from the leaves of currants. The benefits and harms of the above drink should be obvious to all.
A decoction of the above shrubs is not devoid of negative effects.
In particular, it adversely affects the tooth enamel, so it is better to combine the leaves of currants with other herbs. You can not overdo it with the dosage of tea. Half a cup twice a day is the optimal rate. Fermented tea made from currant leaves and people who suffer from allergies is contraindicated.Those who are diagnosed with "gastric ulcer" or "gastritis with high acidity" should also refrain from drinking the drink.
Symbiosis of currants and raspberries
Many followers of alternative medicine prefer to drink tea from currant leaves and raspberries, as this drink has unique healing properties. It is recommended for metabolic disorders, edema, bleeding, as a diuretic. A decoction of the leaves of the above shrubs has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and tonic effect. With avitaminosis and weak immunity, tea from the leaves of currant and raspberry is the first medicine.
However, the second berry has contraindications in terms of health. Raspberry leaf infusions are not recommended for women who are pregnant. You can not take a drink before swimming in cold water, and in winter, if you plan to go out in the fresh air, then before that it is better to refrain from decoction of crimson leaves.
Of course, many are interested in the question of how to make tea from currant leaves. There are several elementary ways.For example, a large handful of leaves is placed in a container with boiling water, boiled for a couple of minutes, and then a broth is drawn for a quarter of an hour, which is tasty and healthy not only hot but also cold. It is useful to add to the drink 2 teaspoons of honey. You can give the composition a richer shade, insisting it for 3 hours, after which the leaves should be removed, otherwise they will spoil the taste.
You do not know how to make tea from currant leaves? You can experiment. You will need: mint (1 part), currant leaves (2 parts), lemon balm (1 part), black tea without additives (1/2 parts). It is necessary to mix the above ingredients, and then prepare a drink at the rate of 1 tablespoon of tea per cup of water. Insist broth need about 15-20 minutes.
There are many adherents of fermented drinks, because their taste is more pronounced and piquant than that of decoctions from fresh leaves. First, the raw material is placed in the shade so that it is slightly inflated. Then the leaves are placed in a thin layer on cotton cloth, pre-moistened with water (lightly), and in the next step, the cloth is rolled into a kind of sausage. The workpiece is thoroughly fixed and left for one day.On the beginning of the fermentation process will indicate the heat, which will begin to come from the leaves. After 24 hours, they are unrolled and dried, after which they become fragrant, and it is a pleasure to drink tea from such currant leaves.
The average price of 1 kilogram of currant tea leaves varies from two hundred to three hundred rubles.
Unique cosmetic property
Unfortunately, few people know that currant leaves make a woman more beautiful by improving the condition of her skin and hair. It is vitamins D and E, with which they abound, prevent the appearance of wrinkles and relieve puffiness under the eyes.
When to collect
As for the berries, everything is simple: when ripe, then you need to collect. If we are talking about leaves, then you should remember some rules. Visually, the leaves are difficult to determine, it is time to collect them or not.
Which leaves are better to collect: those that are younger, or, perhaps, those that are larger? In fact, this is not the most important thing. It is believed that the ideal time to collect the leaves of currant - a new moon phase. The moon affects most of the processes that take place on Earth, and the ripening of plants is no exception.Some experts believe that it is during the new moon period that the greatest amount of vitamins is concentrated in the currant leaves. However, this is not the only factor to consider. Experts recommend collecting in dry weather after the morning dew has evaporated. In this case, one should not wait until the sun begins to bake the earth, otherwise there will be few useful substances in the currant leaves.
What part of the bush is better to use for harvesting? Ideal middle of the branch. Remember that in the old leaves of vitamins are very few. And tearing young shoots, you can damage the entire shrub. The middle of the branch is what you need.