Sour cherry is a fruit categorized as a super food. It is rich in vitamins A, C, E as well as folic acid, magnesium, iron and fiber so it can be consumed in unlimited quantities.
Sour cherries are a source of vitamins and minerals and have beneficial influence on the whole organism. The main pigment is red anthocyanins which are contained more in sour cherries than in blackberries, strawberries and currants. Also, sour cherries contain more beta carotene than strawberries and blueberries. This fruit also contains antioxidant melatonin, which represents one of the most important regulators of heart rate and aging.
This super-fruit is an elixir for the body and plays an important role in maintaining the beauty of the skin. Also sour cherry helps to accelerate healing after surgery, to reduce inflammation, fight against insomnia, when it comes to soothing menopausal symptoms and is good for the prevention of cancer, particularly colon cancer.
Fresh sour cherries help in weight loss. A handful of cherries consumed after hard exercising will help you remove the feeling of fatigue. Sour cherries can be used fresh, frozen or dried.
You can use sour cherry stems in order to make a great tea. This kind of tea can help for ejecting sand from the urinary tract, against cellulite, impotence, kidney disease and chronic cough. Sour cherry leaf can be used as a mean of beauty and can help in the fight against dandruff and swollen eye lids.
Put a spoonful of crushed sour cherry leaves and a tablespoon of dried crushed cilantro blossoms in an enamel bowl. Pour three cups of hot beer over the mixture. Place the pot on the stove and heat to boiling point, then reduce the heat and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. After that you need to put the pot away from the stove. Once it cools, strain the tea through strainer or gauze.
Consume two tablespoons of this tea times daily after meals. The last dose should be consumed before bedtime. The treatment lasts from 1 to 2 months. This tea has very beneficial effect when it comes to treating diseased liver.
Tea against hepatitis A
The tea is made of dried sour cherry leaves: finely crush 10 dried sour cherry leaves and place them in an enamel bowl together with 300 ml. of water. Cook on low heat for about 30 minutes. When the mixture cools, strain it and drink ¼ of a cup of it three times a day.