Blueberries are rich in dietary fiber, pectin. anthocyanins, copper, fiber, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, glucose, potassium, calcium, manganese, sodium, organic acids (citric and apple), pectin, protein, folic acid, chromium. In addition to the fruit, leaf is rich in useful elements, and especially minerals: potassium, sodium, manganese, chromium, iron and copper. In order to use the beneficial ingredients, the leaves should be harvested in spring, and the berries in summer only when fully ripe.
Today, many scientific studies have confirmed that blueberry is a healthy food and is a medicine used to prevent and cure many diseases. The fruit has a strong antioxidant effect and has been shown to have an anticancer effect.
Studies have shown that wild blueberries help in the treatment of diabetes and have a strong and powerful antidiabetic effect. This is especially appreciated in folk medicine, which is why blueberry is also called herbal insulin.
Blueberry leaves help in the case of certain acids, vomiting, stomach cramps and coughing. It is important to know that the leaves are effective only if they are harvested before the berries are ripe, as they later have no healing effect. Ripe blueberries are used to boost blood count.
Blueberry is also used to treat hemorrhoids, as they prevent bleeding. Dried berries prevent diarrhea, especially in young children.
Regular consumption of blueberries is also recommended in pregnant women to reduce the risk of varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
Due to the abundance of medicinal substances and the expressed antioxidant activity, it has been shown to have a beneficial effect on many organs and functions in the body:
– It stimulates brain function, and one study has shown that blueberries slow down the “aging” of memory.
– Strengthen the immune system.
– They have a favorable effect on eyesight and eye health.
– They reduce the risk of heart attack, especially in women.
– In urinary tract infections.
Polyphenols affect the fatty acids in the cells that accumulate in the stomach. This fruit contains very few calories, so it is a great snack if you want to lose weight.
Blueberry has long been known as a superfood. Nutritionists advise regular consumption of this fruit. It is used in the diet as fresh fruit, dried fruit, juice, compote, syrup or tea, and in some areas it is used as a wine and brandy ingredient compresses. It can be used safely multiple times a day and can be used freely by children.
Brewing tea: In a liter of boiling water, put a handful of dried or fresh blueberry leaves and leave for 10 minutes. Drink 3 to 4 cups a day.
A blend of wild or leafy blueberry leaves, with wild strawberry and blackberry leaves, is one of the most effective natural remedies against diabetes.