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We study the beneficial properties of princes and contraindications to its use


The princess is very tasty and healthy, but, unfortunately, a very rare berry. Many people in our country have never seen or tried this amazing berry. The princess has not been studied enough, but still some of its useful properties are known.

Description princes:
Knyazhenika is a herbaceous perennial plant of the Pink family, Rubus species, growing in Siberia, the Far East, Karelia and other, mainly northern regions. The fruits of this plant are the same name and represent a berry similar to raspberries or cloudberries. Ripe berries can be red-white or red, sweet, taste like pineapple. Use the princess in fresh form, as well as its frozen, dried, cooked jam, jams, compotes. Berries and leaves of princes are used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases.

The composition princes:
The princess contains sugar (fructose and glucose), organic acids, essential oils, tannins, vitamins and minerals. Princess contains a lot of vitamin C.

Calorie princes:
Calorie princes is about 26 kcal per 10 grams of product.

Useful properties of princes:

  • The princess, like other berries, well helps to strengthen the immune system and improve the protective properties of the body.
  • It is a good prophylactic in the period of colds.
  • It has anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties.
  • The princess has a beneficial effect on the digestive system.
  • It has a slight diuretic effect.
  • Regular consumption of princess and other berries helps to protect the body from the processes of premature aging.
  • Experts recommend to use this berry for overweight people.

Contra indications princes:
The princess is contraindicated in case of individual intolerance to this product. Other contraindications for this delicious berries have not yet been identified.

Eat the princess with pleasure and be healthy!
Remember that the key to health is not only proper nutrition, but also hygiene, adequate physical activity, avoiding bad habits, healthy sleep and other components.

What is a plant

What is a princess? This is a perennial plant that grows in the northern regions, much less often it can be found in regions with a warmer climate. In addition to the generally accepted, the berry has several popular names (Khokhlushka, Arctic Raspberry, Mamura and others). The low popularity of this berry is associated with the peculiarities of its growth. 40 species of plants are known.

If we consider the description princes, the plant is different inconspicuous. The height of the perennial - about 30 cm. It has textured green leaves, flowers - up to 20 mm in diameter, fruits in shape and color resemble raspberries, and in taste they resemble strawberries and pineapple.

Composition, useful properties of princes and contraindications

Berries princes have a composition, rich in nutrients:

  • vitamin C,
  • carbohydrates
  • fructose,
  • tannins,
  • essential oils, etc.

Usually berries are used fresh. Not subject to additional processing, they retain the maximum amount of nutrients, have a fragrant aroma and a pleasant taste. In cookery, the princess is used for desserts for making liqueurs and liqueurs.

In folk medicine, the fruits are used for the following effect:

  • strengthening the body's defenses
  • diuretic,
  • anti-inflammatory,
  • antipyretic

In addition to berries, perennial leaves are distinguished by useful properties, which are dried and then used to make firming vitamin teas for colds and for raising immunity. Berries plants have a pleasant taste - can be used in the diet and to quench their thirst.

The princess is used to treat a variety of diseases:

  • gout,
  • urolithiasis,
  • rheumatism,
  • low hemoglobin
  • diarrhea,
  • colds,
  • bronchitis, etc.

Useful berry for adults and for children in the form of juices, teas, fruit drinks. Fresh arctic raspberries can be consumed with cream and ice cream.

Procurement rules

Medicinal properties Khokhlushka preserved in the blanks. The harvest peak is in the middle of summer. Berry berries collect leaves and berries. Particular attention is paid to the collection of delicate berries. For transportation of fruits usually use wicker baskets.

The collected raw materials are best dried in the shade in the open air. To do this, separate the fruit, and separately the leaves are laid out in a single layer on a horizontal surface. In order for the leaves and berries to dry evenly, they are turned over from time to time.

Under favorable conditions, the leaves dry out in 3 days, and the berries in 7 days.

An alternative option for drying are special electric dryers and an oven. Oven drying is carried out at a minimum temperature for several hours.

Freezing berries is a good way to preserve the maximum amount of nutrients. Before placing in the freezer, wash the berries, remove the spoiled ones, and dry them for harvesting by placing them on a sieve or in a colander. Prepared berries are poured into containers for freezing and placed in the cold.

If the berries are frozen, spread out in a single layer, and only then pour into the container, then the frozen fruits will better keep their shape, they will not stick together.

Recipes of traditional medicine

There are a large number of recipes based on the entry of the princess. Despite the beneficial properties of the princess, a contraindication is an allergy to this berry.

The leaves of the princess harvested in summer can be successfully used all year round for making fragrant tea. For one drink it is necessary to take a tablespoon of the dry component and pour a glass of boiling water.

Such tea is used for diseases of the upper respiratory tract, flu and during the cold season for general strengthening of the body. In order for the drink to infuse, it should be wrapped up and set aside for an hour. Only after that he will be ready to use for medicinal purposes.

The resulting decoction can be applied not only inside but also outwardly - for healing wounds, as compresses.

Freshly squeezed juice from arctic raspberries is useful for both adults and children. It does not just quench thirst, but also reduces heat, and also nourishes the body with nutrients and vitamins. Also, its use is justified with diarrhea.

Tincture of leaves from gastritis

Colitis, enterocolitis and gastritis require specific treatment and a strict diet. In consultation with your doctor, you can apply a concentrated tincture of their perennial leaves.

To prepare you need:

  • 1 cup of boiling water,
  • 3 tablespoons of leaves.

The components are mixed, covered with a lid and insist for 2 hours. After straining the tincture is ready to eat: 50 grams three times a day after eating.

Tincture of berries for gargling and mouth

The procedure for preparing the tincture:

  1. Prepared by a tablespoon of dried berries.
  2. Fruits pour a glass of boiling water.
  3. Insist ¼ hours.

Gargle with tincture throat several times a day. After the procedure, it is desirable not to eat or drink anything for at least half an hour.

Princess in home cosmetology

From fresh berries can be prepared at home nutritious mask. One of the most effective is anti-aging remedy, prepared on the basis of sour cream, princes and cottage cheese. Mixed until smooth, the composition is applied to cleansed face and after a quarter of an hour, wash off with warm water.

Masks made from berries cannot be stored. They should be used immediately after preparation.

When harvesting berries and leaves, and preparing drinks from them, the question may arise whether the princess is poisonous or not, if collected in the wild? Fruits and leaves of the plant are not dangerous when used in food. Being a well of useful substances, this plant will become a pleasant and tasty additive to the diet of children and adults.

Description of the princess

Most often the plant can be found in Siberia, the Far East, very rarely in the Tver, Smolensk, Volgograd, Vladimir and Nizhny Novgorod regions. The princess loves wetlands, because it grows on the outskirts of marshes with peat, damp meadows, also in forests, tundra between shrubs.

The princess is also widespread in the Scandinavian countries, North America, everything depends on the plant varieties, there are about 40 of them.

In the people you can hear another name of the princess - Mamura, Polyana, Khokhlushka, Arctic raspberries.

Useful properties of the princess

The princess includes sugar, ascorbic, malic and citric acids, tannins. Also, the berries are rich in vitamin C, because it is an excellent remedy for scurvy and beriberi.

Traditional medicine uses the prince in the treatment of rheumatism, liver diseases, colds. When coughing, bronchial asthma, problems with the upper respiratory tract, you can use a decoction of dried or raw berries.

A good antipyretic and thirst quenching agent is an infusion based on the fruits of a princess.

With kidney disease, disorders of water and salt metabolism, gout using drugs with an extract of the princess.

Leaves of the princess are used for healing compresses, the infusion from the leaves can be taken by patients with anemia, this is an excellent firming agent. When hives, diathesis, dermatitis gruel well helps with the leaves of the princess, only necessarily fresh.

Application princes

Most often, the princes' berries are consumed fresh, they have a pleasant taste and aroma. Juices, preserves, syrups are also preserved from it, they are ground with sugar, thus, a lot of useful substances are preserved. Knyazhenika goes well with milk, ice cream, and cream. It is used to make liqueur, liqueur, because the berries are considered very fragrant. Dried leaves of the princess are suitable for brewing healthy tea.

The composition of the princess includes tannins, because fresh and processed berries have a good effect on the intestines. Also, the berry is used in the treatment of patients who have problems with the immune system.

Leaves of the princess are considered to be especially useful, tea from them is an excellent vitamin, an immunity enhancing agent, it must be drunk with viral respiratory infections, flu, and cold.

Berries princess means that leads the body to tone. With their help, you can quench your thirst, relieve fever.

Therapeutic recipes based on princes

1. If you want the wound to heal, you can pick a fresh leaf of the plant and attach it to the affected place. With the help of it you can disinfect the wound and pull out the pus from it.

2. Infusion based on princely berries is suitable for rinsing the mouth during stomatitis, throat for sore throat, tonsillitis and other inflammatory processes.

3. Children often have problems with digestion, they can be cured with the help of water infusion from the leaves of the princess.

4. If you have problems with the gastrointestinal tract, you need to drink 200 ml of infusion twice a day, based on the princess's berries. To cook it, you need to take 1 tbsp. dry berries, pour 250 ml of boiled water, insist up to 15 minutes.

5. To make juice from fresh berries, you must first sort them out, clean the leaves, wash them, put them in a sieve and pour boiling water over them. When the berries have cooled, you need to thoroughly grind, put on a gauze cloth and squeeze well. Such juice will be especially useful in winter time, because in order to close it, you need to remember to sterilize the jars.

6. An excellent immuno-strengthening remedy for the winter will be the frozen berries of the princess, they must be thoroughly washed, wait until they dry, put it in a special package for freezing and put it in the freezer.

7. It is best to dry berries in the fresh air, do not forget to turn them over constantly. Most often, drying can last up to one week.

8. One of the best remedies for colds, flu is tea based on the princess, to prepare it you need to take 1 tbsp. fresh leaves or dried, pour a glass of boiling water, insist 1 hour. Drink necessarily in the form of heat, up to 4 times a day. With the help of it you can heal wounds.

9. Children love the prince with cream, for this you need to take 2 tbsp. berries, pour cream. This is a delicious, and most importantly healthy dish. Because not all children will force to eat berries.

10. On the nature, hiking, you can take a great tonic - a drink with a handful of berries princes. For this you need to fill the berries in a flask with water and in two hours the energy drink is ready.

11. To find tea with princess jam, for this you need to add berries to the sugar syrup, which boils, remove and pour into dishes, but this jam should be eaten immediately, it can not be left for the winter. To diversify it, you can add a grated apple.

12. To make jelly, mousse, marmalade, soufflé, you need syrup from princes, for this you need to squeeze the juice from the berries, add sugar. Boil until sugar is completely melted, cool, put in a cool place. It can be added to tea.

So, the princess is a useful berry, which is worth preparing for the winter, because it will help with colds, flu, strengthen the immune system and charge the body with vigor and energy.

Chemical composition

The fruits princes, in appearance similar to raspberries, and taste like pineapple, contains:

  • Vitamin C (100-400 mg / 100 g),
  • Fructose,
  • Lemon acid,
  • Glucose,
  • Tannins,
  • Apple acid,
  • Essential oils,
  • Carbohydrates
  • Organic dyes.

The composition of the leaves of the plant also includes ascorbic acid and phytoncids.

Indications for use

In the recipes of traditional medicine the use of the princess is shown in the treatment of:

  • Gastritis
  • Colitis,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Enterocolitis,
  • Bronchial asthma,
  • Cough
  • Scurvy
  • Gout,
  • Rheumatism,
  • Kidney disease
  • Angina,
  • Stomatitis
  • Tonsillitis,
  • Pharyngitis,
  • Diathesis,
  • Dermatitis
  • Urticaria.

Homemade medicines from princes

For colds, coughs and flu, firming, antipyretic, vitamin tea from the princess is helpful. For its preparation, a tablespoon of fresh (3-4 pieces) or dry leaves is poured with 250 ml of boiling water and infused for 20-30 minutes, always drink warm 3 times a day for 125 ml. This tool can also treat wounds to relieve inflammation and speedy healing.

To make an infusion based on the fruits of a princess, 2 tablespoons of dried berries are poured over with 2 cups of boiling water, left to stand for about an hour, and then filtered. Water infusion taken with problems with digestion of ½ cup 2-3 times a day, it can also be used for rinsing the throat and mouth with tonsillitis, stomatitis, tonsillitis and other inflammations.

Infusion of leaves princes used as an anti-inflammatory and tonic, as well as diarrhea. 2 tablespoons finely chopped dry or fresh leaves pour a glass of boiling water and leave for an hour and a half. Drink infusion princes 3-4 times a day for a tablespoon.