Never heard of this berry before? Of course they are not easily available in India. But do try finding them if you can for an altogether new taste, experience and benefits.
Crowberry plants are creepy, which have purplish flowers, light green leaves, and small shiny juicy black coloured berries. They taste slightly bitter and acidic. These berries are grown only in colder climates. Wild crowberry has mild and aromatic smell. But this fruit is very beneficial for health. Not only the fruit, but each and every part of this plant is very important. Let us quickly look at the most well known benefits of crowberries.
Health Benefits of crowberries:
1. Kidney Problems:
Crowberries have been used to treat kidney problems, since ancient days. Consume this daily up to a month to remove kidney stones.
2. Menstrual Bleeding:
Crowberry leaf also gives relief from excessive bleeding. Crowberry fruit is also used to regulate menses and considered a uterine tonic.
Boil some crowberry leaves, stems or fruits in water. This solution when consumed can treat dysentery. This method can also be used to treat diarrhoea.
Crowberry like any other berry contains Vitamin C, which helps curing acne, blemishes, and wrinkles. You can either apply this directly or use it as face mask with chick flour. This helps to give a natural glow and blush to your face.
5. Anti Ageing:
Due to antioxidants in cranberry, your body can get rid of all the free radicals that lead to aging process. This helps your skin to look young.
6. Stomach Problems:
These berries are useful in many ways to treat stomach problems. Boil or soak them in water to consume. Consume 2-3 soaked cranberries with a tablespoon of honey. Use this continuously for a month every morning to relive constipation.
7. Eye Wash:
Crowberry roots boiled in water can be used to wash eyes. This helps to relive conjunctivitis, and many other eye problems.
These berries are astringent. Their leafy branches are used to cure cold and fevers.
Crowberries are used in Russia and other parts of the world to treat paralysis, epilepsy and other nervous disorders.
10. Weight Loss:
Crowberries contain antioxidants, which help to flush out the system. This helps to improve your metabolism and digestive system and thus helps to lose weight quickly. These also include good amount of dietary fibers, which are helpful for reducing body weight.
11. Food Dye:
Boil mashed crowberry in water. Let it simmer to make its food dye. This can be used in various ways in recipes. It is not only useful in food dyes, but also can be used in textile dyes.
12. Beauty Products:
Crowberries are used to prepare natural beauty products.
13. Blood Sugar Control:
Crowberries juice when consumed daily helps in controlling blood sugar level.
Crowberry Nutritional Value:
These berries contain loads of fiber, antioxidants, manganese, copper, and vitamin C & K. They also have very high water content.
Crowberry USDA Nutrition Chart:
Some Important Tips:
1. Always wash Crowberries thoroughly and gently.
2. When buying crowberries they should be firm, black in colour, uniform in size and plump.
3. Use fresh Crowberries for best results.
4. You can store blackberries in a refrigerator for 10-15 days
5. The Crowberry leaves should be stored in air tight containers
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