Cranberry - a healer and a beautician
 With the approach of cold weather on the shelves appears cranberries and sold it to early spring. This amazing berry is the best healer and beauticians. Therefore, as the saying goes - do not pass by!

Cranberry - Evergreen branched shrub. She has long, slender creeping branches with flexible woody dark brown stems.

Cranberry Blossoms in late May - early June. The fruits cranberries - juicy berries, resembling a large red round beads. It tastes sour. In the pulp of a variety of seeds. Cranberry ripens in September. Gather the berries are not only in autumn and winter after the snow melts. After wintering cranberries become sweeter.

Cranberries contain:   vitamins - B1, B2, B5, B6, PP, C, pectin colorants glucoside, volatile, sugar, citric acid, benzoic acid, ketoglutaric, chitin, oleanolic, ursolic, organic acids, flavonoids, tannins, betaine, and bioflavonoids, catechins macro- and trace elements - iodine, iron, copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, barium, boron, cobalt, nickel, tin, lead, silver, titanium, chromium, zinc, aluminum, ...

In view of the fact that cranberries contain acetylsalicylic acid and ascorbic acid, it is a natural antiseptic. Therefore, this berry is indispensable for the season of viral infections and colds.

The fruits cranberries and its juice has antimicrobial, antipyretic, tonic, tonic properties. They quench their thirst. To do this, make tea or fruit juice diluted with boiled water cranberries.

For colds, flu, and doctors recommend a temperature of cooking cranberry jelly, fruit drinks do. Cranberry juice, divorced water, as the temperature decreases.

When coughing cranberry juice mixed with honey 1: 1, and take a teaspoon every hour.

Or 1 cup cranberry juice add 2 tbsp. spoons of honey. Take 1/4 cup 4 times a day before meals.

In addition cranberries saves from beriberi, improves the stomach and intestines, lowers blood pressure, it is recommended to take with cystitis and other diseases of the urinary tract, bladder, kidney, gastritis, pancreatitis, rheumatism.

Cranberry has the ability to prevent bacterial growth, is the prevention of cancer.

It lowers cholesterol and enhances the absorption of nutrients from food.

 Cranberry - a healer and a beautician

  Broth cranberry diarrhea

2 tbsp. spoon mixture of leaves and berries to make 2 cups of hot water, boil for 10 minutes on low heat, cool, strain, take 1/2 cup 4 times a day before meals.

Cranberries can not eat for gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Tincture of cranberry firming

1 cup of washed, crushed and obsushennyh cranberries pour 500 ml of vodka, add honey to taste. Insist in a sealed glass jar in the pantry 1 week.

Strain. Berries squeeze through cheesecloth.

Cranberries are used in cosmetics as an anti-aging agent, significantly improves the complexion. For very oily skin can be cleaned with a person with undiluted cranberry juice. But in other cases, cranberry juice should be diluted with boiled water 1: 1.

Mask for oily skin with enlarged pores

Beat 1 egg white, add, stirring, 1 teaspoon of cranberry juice. Apply with a brush to the face when the second coat dries, then a third.

Wash off after 10 minutes with a cotton swab dipped in broth parsley or in warm water.

Mask, cleansing for skin smoothness

1 teaspoon of cranberry juice mix with 1 teaspoon of boiled water at room temperature and 2 teaspoons potato starch.

After 15-20 minutes rinse with warm water.

When sweating hands and feet

25 ml of fresh cranberry juice mixed with 100 g of petroleum jelly, rub well and lubricate the skin with a thin layer for 5-10 days.

For splendor and shine

1 dessert spoon of fresh cranberry juice diluted in 1 liter of warm water and rinse hair after washing.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva