If there is a fruit with irresistible looks and taste, pleasant aroma and which is also extremely healthy and even healing, it is undoubtedly strawberries. They belong to the family Rosaceae (rose), which on a long stalk have three jagged leaves.
So, believe it or not, among the many types of strawberries, there are even yellow which are held as a particular specialty, and whose fruits are harvested until the fall. It’s interesting that the strawberry is the only fruit which seeds are not hidden inside the fruit, but they are outside.
What are the health benefits of strawberries?
If you want to cleanse the body, then in the evening eat a larger portion of strawberries (no added sugar or whipped cream), and in the morning, you will wake up fresh, relaxed and full of energy for the coming day. If you catch a headache, don’t reach for medications, use strawberries which possess analgesic properties, but unlike aspirin which contains acetylsalicylic acid, strawberries contain natural salicylates.
Also, thanks to anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and antibacterial properties, they are used in treating inflammation, lowering body temperature and muscle pain, as well against burns. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and vitamin A, fiber, iron and folic acid (Vitamin B9), which, among other things is necessary for pregnant women or women planning to become pregnant.
Strawberry is best to be eaten fresh when we are fasting or between meals. If we eat unsweetened, they are great against thirsty, and also they can be consumed by diabetics.
Strawberries can help:
With recovery after illness,
To boost immunity,
In bile and liver diseases,
In the prevention of gastric diseases,
In arthritis and rheumatism,
In the treatment of anemia,
With kidney stones,
With increased cholesterol and blood pressure.
Strawberry leaf tea recipe
Strawberry leaf tea is used for centuries as a remedy for indigestion, eczema, sore throats, colds and flu and to treat gout. Here is the recipe:
Two full teaspoons of dried leaves of strawberries pour with 250 ml of boiling water. After 15 minutes, strain the tea and drink one cup of the tea three times a day after meals, also this tea can be used for gargling.