Cranberry is a remedy for many diseases. Tea with this berry is an irreplaceable cure in winter. Cranberries have a low calorie content – only 26 kcal per 100 grams. The benefits of a drink made from this berry have been known since time immemorial. And in the middle of the 20th century, researchers conducted studies that revealed the content of a high level of guipuric acid in cranberries. This increases the effect of antibiotics in the body in the treatment of inflammatory and gynecological diseases.
The benefits of cranberry brush for the body
Cranberry brush has many beneficial properties:
- improves immunity,
- warms the body,
- improves the condition of blood vessels,
- promotes rapid recovery,
- has powerful antioxidant properties,
- improves the function of the gastrointestinal tract,
- prevents caries,
- saturates brain cells with glucose,
- fights infections,
- improves body tone.
Drinking the drink reduces the risk of stroke. It is useful for the treatment of cystitis, high blood pressure, kidney disease, varicose veins and atherosclerosis. A big plus of such a decoction is help in the fight against obesity.
Despite the warming property in winter, cranberry brush is well updated during the summer heat and is not contraindicated for children.
There are few contraindications to the use of the drink. It must be remembered that it should not be taken by people who have gastritis, stomach ulcers and ulcers in the duodenum. It is recommended to rinse your mouth with water after each dose to prevent damage to the tooth enamel.
Rules for collecting and storing berries for tea
Cranberries for tea must be harvested from mid-autumn until the first frosty days. It was during this period that it contains more vitamins. You need to check the berries for spoilage, then rinse them intact and dry them. You can store berries for a whole year.
Another effective way to store cranberries is to freeze them.
The washed and dried berries must be folded in plastic bags and sent for storage in the freezer. Frozen berries can be consumed within two years. Storage in this way helps to preserve all the nutrients and vitamins.
Cranberry brush can be made both from berries and in combination with other ingredients. There are recipes for adding wild berries to black and green tea. We will now consider some of them.
Traditional cranberry brush
The most common and classic way to make cranberry brush. To brew a traditional cranberry brush, you need a glass of warm boiled water, 1 tbsp. a spoonful of cranberries and sugar to taste. It is necessary to pour boiling water over the cranberries and let it brew. This tea gives the body a tone and improves its performance.
Tea with cranberries and citrus
A very refreshing and refreshing tea is obtained with the addition of citrus fruits. For cooking you need 100 gr. cranberries, a small piece of ginger, cinnamon and citrus fruits. Better to take oranges or lemons. They make the drink softer and tastier. Boil water in a saucepan. Mash the cranberries.
Then take the selected citrus breakfast and pour it over with warm water, cut it into small pieces. Grate ginger on a fine grater. Combine cranberries, citrus fruits, ginger and cinnamon. Pour everything with a liter of hot water or green tea. Boil this mixture on medium heat for about a minute. After removing from the heat, let the broth brew for 20 minutes. Honey can be added to the finished drink if desired.
It is important not to add honey before pouring boiling water, otherwise honey loses all its beneficial properties.
This drink improves immunity. It is a prophylaxis and fights colds thanks to the large supply of vitamin C found in citrus fruits.
Tea with cranberries and berries
This tea is good for starting a hard day at work. You can take it with you in a thermos to work and take it all day.
It takes 30 gr. cranberries and the same amount of all berries. You also need a couple of cinnamon sticks and sugar with honey to taste. Mash all the berries and pour boiling water over them. Strain the mixture and add cinnamon to it. Let the broth brew for about 15 minutes. Add honey or sugar to taste.
It is advisable to take berries that are not too sweet.
For this type of tea, acidic, forest and wild berries are more suitable: lingonberries, currants, rosehips, sea buckthorn, etc. They contain more vitamins that are useful for the immune system and contain antibacterial properties.
Cranberry brush with berries helps to keep the body in good shape and avoid stress. Relieves headaches. Improves health and digestion.
Herbal tea with cranberries
Herbal teas have medicinal properties. Any medicinal herbs work for this recipe. You can take chamomile, St. John’s wort, mint. Leaves of currants, raspberries, rosehips, etc. are ideal.
Herbal infusion cranberry brush is a layer of vitamins. This is a safe cure for almost all diseases.
You will need: a glass of cranberries, a spoonful of oregano, 300 ml. infusion of herbs and honey to taste. Dried herbs should be poured into a saucepan and covered with hot boiling water. Insist the broth for 10 minutes and then strain it. Pour cranberries into a saucepan and pour herbal infusion over it. Let this mixture swim on low heat for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, grind the cranberry and let it brew for another 5 minutes. Strain the mixture and add some honey.
Vitamin tea with cranberries and rosehips, cinnamon and cloves
Tea with cranberries and rosehips has long been prepared in Russian families. This is the most popular cranberry recipe.
This drink is a proven and effective remedy for high blood pressure. It also strengthens the immune system and fights vitamin deficiencies.
It is necessary to take a couple of art. spoons of cranberries, 10 rosehips, 1 teaspoon green tea, cinnamon belt, teaspoon cloves and honey to taste. You need to pour tea leaves and rosehips into an empty kettle or pot. Add lightly crushed cranberries, cinnamon belt and cloves. Pour everything with hot boiled water and let it brew for 20 minutes. You can add honey before use.
Refreshing cranberry honey and mint
This tea is often served in cafes and restaurants in winter. It turns out to be very tasty and aromatic.
To prepare it, you need to take 100 gr. frozen cranberries, some mint leaves and honey to taste. Grind the cranberry, add honey and mix. Then put mint in this mass and pour boiling water over everything. Let it brew for 10-20 minutes.
This tea is a great heat drink on cold days. It boosts immunity, fights infections and helps flush toxins from the body.
Making a cranberry brush is easy. All ingredients are available in stores and are inexpensive. The result of taking cranberry brush is felt from the first application.