13 interesting facts about lingonberries

The most delicious lingonberry is also distinguished by the fact that it is very useful for the body. In moderation, of course – even vitamins can be harmful if you do not follow the measure. It grows mainly in a temperate climate.

Interesting facts about lingonberries

  1. Under normal conditions, the height of the shoots of this plant never exceeds a couple of tens of centimeters, preferring to spread along the grass.
  2. At the same time, lingonberry shoots can grow through rotten stumps, and in this case they can rise up to a meter above the surface.
  3. Lingonberry is a real long-lived plant. One plant can easily live 200-300 years.
  4. Flowering of this plant lasts no more than two weeks.
  5. If lingonberries are not harvested, they will become soft and pliable, but they can still usually be eaten even in spring. Most berries successfully survive the winter.
  6. In folk medicine, these berries are traditionally used to treat kidney stones and pulmonary tuberculosis.
  7. In ancient times, a decoction of lingonberries was used as a remedy for fever.
  8. This plant is valuable not only for its berries, but also for its leaves – they are used in the production of antiseptics.
  9. Sweden is famous for lingonberry jam. In this country, lingonberries are one of the most popular and widespread berries.
  10. Breeders have tried to cultivate lingonberries for several centuries, but achieved success only in the last century.
  11. Many birds willingly feast on lingonberry berries, but their digestive tract is not able to digest the seeds of this berry. In this way, this plant spreads – intact seeds fall on new soil along with bird droppings (interesting facts about birds).
  12. Outwardly, lingonberries are almost indistinguishable from another berry – bearberry.
  13. Cowberry juice has been prepared centuries ago. So, he is mentioned in Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin”, however, under the name “lingonberry water”.
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