Cranberry swamp from the Red Book photo, description and beneficial properties

Swamp cranberries are listed in the list of protected plants of Tatarstan. This plant belongs to the heather family and is at risk of disappearance. The plant also has other names Zhuravina, Zhuralych and snowdrop. The berries of the useful plant begin to ripen by midSeptember. They can be collected before the start of winter, so bright red berries adorn the grayness of marsh lines of late autumn. Berries can be found even in early spring after melting snow, then their taste is much sweeter, but vitamin is almost gone.

Cranberry is a relative of blueberries and blueberries. The plant most often grows in the swamps (a complete list of swamp berries), on the swampy forests and in the foresttundra. The appearance of the plant is very fragile, the shrub has thin stems and small foliage. Cranberry is an evergreen plant, in winter its small leaves hide under a layer of snow. The plant is not whimsical and can grow on the poorest soil.

The benefits of cranberries

The composition of the berries includes such useful components as:

  • vitamin C;
  • citric and apple acid;
  • vitamin B, PP and K1;
  • potassium;
  • zinc;
  • phosphorus;
  • magnesium;
  • iodine.
  • All of the listed components that make up the berries have a wide list of useful functions for the human body. By using cranberries in autumn and winter, a person effectively increase his immunity and strengthen the body. Cranberries are considered a natural antibiotic and effectively fights respiratory diseases.

    Cranberry helps in the fight against caries, used to prevent cardiovascular diseases. It has a diuretic effect, allows you to reduce weight and fights with urinary tract infections.

    It is not without reason that cranberries are considered a berry from all diseases, since its berries contain a large number of antioxidants that protect the body from the action of free radicals. They can cause a number of health problems:

  • atherosclerosis;
  • diabetes;
  • oncological diseases;
  • lesions of the nervous and endocrine system;
  • heart attacks and strokes.
  • Antioxidants are very effective when losing weight, they improve fat metabolism and normalize digestion. In addition, antioxidants contribute to better absorption of minerals and vitamin body.


    The use of berries should refuse people with diseases:

  • stomach;
  • liver;
  • intestines;
  • with exacerbation of peptic ulcer;
  • with urolithiasis.
  • In the presence of these diseases, the use of cranberries is possible after the doctor’s resolution.

    How to use berries correctly

    Regular use of berries in large dosages can lead to problems with the gastrointestinal tract. You can eat up to 2-3 tablespoons of berries per day. Eat berries of cranberries of marsh marshmallows is possible in several ways:

    1. In its pure form. The collected berries will be sweeter in the spring, however, the content of vitamins and minerals in them will be lower than that of the cranberries.
    2. Cranberry juice. Not only healthy for health, it perfectly tones the body, increases physical and mental performance. For the preparation of fruit drinks, you will need: 1 cup of berries and 1 liter of water. Mix the components and boil on fire for 10 minutes. After that, add half a glass of sugar and bring the drink to a boil.
    3. Cranberry jelly. Kisel from cranberries is not just tasty, it perfectly retains its beneficial properties and can be used during epidemics and colds.

    In addition, juices, compotes, desserts and fruit teas are made from cranberries. The most proven and simple recipe for cough is considered home cranberry syrup. To do this, connect freshly squeezed cranberry juice to honey in equal quantities and consume on a tablespoon 3 times a day after eating.

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