Raspberry — delicious berry. For many of us, it grows in the country or in a village house with grandparents. But the virtues of raspberries are not limited to the pleasant taste alone — it is also extremely useful, and it is not for nothing that people have used it in folk medicine for centuries, simple but effective.
Interesting facts about raspberries
- Raspberries contain vitamins of groups A, B and C, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, calcium, and three kinds of alcohols.
- Raspberries are actively used in medicine – dried fruits are used to remove harmful substances from the body, and fragrant raspberry syrup improves the taste of medicines. Traditional medicine advocates recommend raspberries to those with flu and colds, fevers and inflammations.
- Raspberry flowers look down, so rain does not prevent bees from collecting nectar from them. From the nectar extracted from a hectare of forest raspberries, 70 kg of honey is obtained, and from a similar number of garden bushes – 50 kg.
- Dried raspberry leaves can be a complete substitute for tea.
- Russia holds the world championship in growing this berry. It is followed by Serbia and the USA by a wide margin (interesting facts about Russia).
- According to legend, in ancient times in Crete, a young princess, who decided to treat baby Zeus with sweet raspberries, scratched her hand. So the once white berries of this plant turned red.
- Raspberries are mentioned in the chronicles of the ancient Romans, which date back to the third century BC
- At the end of the 19th century, Swiss scientists bred a variety of raspberries with purple fruits, crossing shrubs with red and black berries.
- Cosmetologists claim that this berry has a beneficial effect on complexion and skin condition. She is even credited with the ability to smooth wrinkles and rejuvenate the body as a whole.
- The leader in the amount of nutrients is black raspberry, which was bred and grown in the United States. It is also known that red fruits are more useful than yellow ones.
- Thanks to bees collecting nectar from raspberry bushes, their productivity increases by 60- 100%.
- Asia is considered the birthplace of raspberries, although this semi-shrub is so unpretentious that it grows on almost any soil.
- From one raspberry bush, you can collect up to one and a half kilograms of fruit.
- Raspberry stalks, on which berries appear in summer, die off with the onset of cold weather, and new ones grow in their place in spring.
- Raspberries grown in the garden are larger than forest ones, but inferior to it in terms of healing properties.
- Raspberry leaves are used to treat respiratory diseases, gastritis and enteritis. The fruits are recommended for people who have problems with the heart and blood vessels, including those who have had a heart attack or stroke, as raspberries help normalize blood pressure.
- Raspberries are recommended to strengthen immunity and improve metabolism.
- Raspberry medicine helps to get rid of acne and burns.