The effect of black and red currants on blood pressure
If we are talking about a storehouse of healing substances, then there is no doubt - the conversation is directly related to currants. Those who are interested in how black and red currant berries influence a decrease or increase in pressure will find it useful to know that these cultures have the ability to have a normalizing effect on hypertensive patients.
Effect on blood pressure
The main action of the red berry - This is a normalization of pressure and a significant effect on blood vessels, and a black “sister” helps lower blood pressure. Vitamins P and C, which are in the fruit, help to reduce and normalize blood pressure (blood pressure).
Properties of black and red currants
Berries of blackcurrant currant varieties, both for single use and for long-term use, can reduce pressure by 10-15 units, that is, reduce blood pressure in the vessels. The mineral composition of black berries (Fe - iron, Zn - zinc, K - potassium, Mn - manganese), affects small capillaries, restoring their function.
Red-fruited varieties of currant culture also affect the blood capillaries. They are strengthened due to the content in the fruits of ascorbic acid, vitamins A and E, as well as B vitamins. Due to their influence, capillaries become elastic, which helps to withstand high blood pressure. Doctors often recommend the use of both black and red currants with high blood pressure (hypertension). Berries have properties that can slow platelet clumping in blood vessels.
If there are no contraindications to the use of red or black currants, the fruits of the plant can be safely included in the hypertensive menu. Useful berries do not increase blood pressure.
The benefits of currants
Currant culture has a number of useful properties, which favorably affect the general well-being of a person.
- These include the ability of red-fruited currants:
- strengthen immunity;
- increase appetite in children;
- improve the tone of the body with anemia;
- support the work of the cardiovascular system;
- improve blood composition;
- establish digestion;
- fight chronic constipation;
- remove toxins when losing weight;
- remove harmful substances from the body;
- eliminate the feeling of nausea, especially in pregnant women;
- improve metabolic processes in diabetes.
- Blackcurrant is capable of:
- improve the well-being of hypertensive patients;
- serve as an anti-inflammatory agent;
- clean the venous and arterial great vessels of cholesterol plaques;
- remove toxins, uric acid salts;
- normalize blood pressure;
- prevent the death of small capillaries;
- prevent the development of atherosclerosis;
- improve the patient's condition with gastritis with low acidity;
- restore strength after an illness;
- keep the whole body in good shape;
- relieve swelling.
Did you know? Currant plantings can be found in all parts of the world. In addition to Antarctica and Australia.
People with peptic ulcer, with hepatitis, with thrombophlebitis, with increased acidity of the stomach, currant fruits are not recommended. In young children, when eating black berries in large quantities, allergies can appear. During pregnancy and lactation, currants are consumed after consulting a doctor.
Fresh or frozen currant fruits with hypertension are introduced into the diet in order to saturate the body with vitamins and minerals. It is enough to eat 30-40 g of berries per day. To normalize blood pressure, you can consume 2 tablespoons daily.grated currants with sugar. You can 1 tbsp. l currants with sugar dilute 3 tbsp. water.
Important! Currant berries will benefit the body if they are ripe, intact. The fruits should not be picked ahead of schedule.
From currant berries you can make healthy tea. Used 5-7 fresh or frozen berries. The process of insisting lasts 15 minutes. In case of hypertension in the summer, it is recommended to consume juice from fresh berries of currant culture three times a day for 50 g for 2 weeks. The green part of the plant (leaves and shoots) provides full help to alleviate hypertensive conditions. Useful tea is brewed from them and infusions are made.
Drying and storage
The fruits of currant crops are dried in the fresh air, without direct sunlight or in special dryers. Dried raw materials are stored in clean, dry jars or in paper bags at room temperature.
From a fruit and berry culture, you can prepare a healing drink with high blood pressure: 25 g of fruit pour 200 ml of boiling water (it is good to do this in a thermos). Insist 2 hours, then strain, add honey (optional). Take 100 ml several times a day.
Decoction of leaves
With high blood pressure, a decoction is prepared from the leaves of the aronia culture: pour 20 g of the green mass of the plant into 300 ml of boiling water, boil for 10 minutes. Cover, infusion time - 4 hours. Next, the broth needs to be filtered. Take 100 ml up to 6 times a day.
A useful infusion with high blood pressure is prepared on the basis of crushed currant leaves. They take 5 g, pour 200 g of boiling water, insist 10 minutes. Take 100-150 ml 2-3 times a day.
For the preparation of medicinal tea take 20-25 g of blackcurrant fruits, 1 tsp. leaves, pour boiling water (200 ml), insist 10 minutes. Take in the form of heat with the addition of lemon or 1 tbsp. honey. When using this recipe, the pressure will begin to drop gradually.
Did you know? Historians believe that the Moscow River used to be called Smorodinovka. And this is not casual - its banks were densely covered with thickets of berry culture.
Use for prevention
For preventive purposes, the fruits of currant plants are consumed fresh during the harvest season, used to make berry tea in the winter. The rational use of decoctions, tea and infusions will positively affect the general condition of a person with high blood pressure.
Currant fruits can be consumed year-round, saturating the body with vitamins, valuable minerals and organic compounds. Natural remedies can adequately affect the general condition of the body of hypertensive patients and gently regulate blood pressure.