Very often, the Japanese quince (henomulis) is used for decorative purposes, in gardening. Only at the beginning of the last century, scientists nevertheless admitted that the fruits of the bush are beneficial to human health. To date, a large number of various varieties of quince have been derived (about 500 species). Unfortunately, this plant is thermophilic and practically not grown in Eurasia, since it does not take out frosts and cold.
Description of the Japanese quince
Henomelis is a shrub whose height rarely exceeds one meter. The representative of the plant world can be a deciduous or halferected type. The Japanese quince is characterized by shoots in the form of arc and glossy leaves, on some varieties of plants can be spikes. Japan, as well as countries such as Korea and China, are considered to be the homeland of Henomelis.
During the flowering period, the Japanese “truncated” with large, bright colors with a diameter of about five centimeters. The color of the inflorescences can be red-orange, white, pink and resemble a terry fabric to the touch. The period of activity falls on May-June month. The shrub begins to bear fruit only in 3-4 years of life. Complete ripening occurs in September-October month. Fruits in shape resemble apples or pears, can have a yellow-green or bright orange color.
The benefits and harm of geneomelis
Relatively recently, the benefits of the use of the Japanese quince were proved. A variety of vitamins and beneficial organic compounds were found as a form of geneomelis. The fruits of the bush by 12% consist of sugars, namely: fructose, sucrose and glucose. In addition, Japanese Aiva is a storehouse of organic acids, including apple, wine, fumar, lemon, ascorbic and chlorogen. All this allows us to normalize the acid-base balance, prevent nervous and muscle pathologies, stabilize carbohydrate and fat metabolism, and prevent Parkinson and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Due to the large amount of ascorbic acid as part of geneomelis, the plant is often called the northern lemon. Aiva Japanese also contains iron, manganese, boron, copper, cobalt, carotene, as well as vitamins B6, B1, B2, E, PP. The use of the fruits of the bush has the following actions:
Henomelis helps to increase immunity, cleanse the walls of blood vessels, prevent anemia and exhaustion.
Condition can only be used if the user has an allergic reaction. Therefore, it is not recommended to consume a large number of bush fruits. Contraindications to use are also stomach ulcers, constipation, inflammation of the small or large intestine, pleurisy. The seeds of quince are toxic, so they must be removed before use.
Henomelis is actively developing from April to September. During this period, it is necessary to carry out regular watering of the plant and use acidic fertilizers. Aiva Japanese heatloving shrub, so it is best to put it in a sunny place, but as far as possible from the heating system. In summer, it is recommended to place the plant on the street, but not allow it to remain outside at a temperature of +5 degrees.
The plant is considered young up to five years. During this period, quince needs to be transplanted every year, then this procedure is repeated every three years. In summer, it is recommended to cut old branches (it is important to do this after flowering). To form the right bush, you need to leave no more than 12-15 branches.