History of Cherries

Before we share what are the benefits of cherries it is necessary to share what is the history of this fruit. Going back about 300 years of the Christian calendar, this fruit was named after an ancient town in turkey naming Cerasus. The first ever plant of cherries were planted in 1893 in the city of Michigan. The citizen of Michigan celebrates an event named as National Cherry Festival every year at the end of July. Germany, North America, Spain, France, Italy and Russia are the countries where the cherry is cultivated on a large area. Germany is the World no 1 producer of Cherries, United State of America is on 2nd in this list. These

Now it’s time for sharing the health benefits of cherries. Each and every benefit is thoroughly discussed as below so that each and every person can easily understand the natural gifts of God.

Cherries Helpful For Sleeping

There is a large number of hormone melatonin are integrated automatically by nature in the Montmorency cherries which are effective for sleeping inducer. According to research, the amount of melatonin in cherries lies ranges in between 0.1 and 0.3 milligrams which can easily make a person sleepy. If a person is suffering from the sleepless nights than the proper amount of cherries would be helpful to get relief from that problem

Beneficial For Diagnosing Cancer

According to a research, the isoquerxitrin and quercetin are helpful in removing the germs of colon cancers.  Both the isoquerxitrin and quercetin are anthocyanin and also present in cherries. All the tart cherries contain the perillyl alcohol which are proved as the most effective compound for diagnosing all the form of cancers like breast, prostate or ovary cancer. The amount of calories in cherries are calculated by researchers and according to them 100 gram of cherries contain 20 calories.

Cherries A Source Of Relief From Pain

According to a research COX1, COX2 are the main enzymes that cause pain in different parts of human body. The amount of anthocyanin present in cherries is quite enough to work against these enzymes to give relief from the pain in any part of the body.

Tart Cherry Juice Benefits

Trainers in the gyms suggest the tart cherries juice after a heavy exercise because the study in an American university revealed that the juice of cherries is helpful for giving relief from pains in muscles after any heavy training. The Cherry juice also play effective role in fighting against gouts. The cherry juice for gout prevent the body from the pains cause due to this disease.

Cherries For A Healthy Heart

As there are so many types of cherries, and each and every type of cherry has its own function taste and benefits. According to a research Bing cherry, is quite helpful for decreasing the chances of heart diseases especially heart attack. There is a sufficient amount of Quercetin present in Bing cherry and Quercetin provide relief from heart diseases.

Which Nutrients Are Part Of A Cherry?

The nutrients in cherries are Vitamin C and Vitamin A

Vitamins C are helpful in repairing and reconstructing body tissues. These vitamins are works in healing the wounds and also helpful in repairing teeth and bones. Vitamin A provides a healthy skin and also prevent the human skin from diseases and other external effects.

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Rosehips, Rosa spp


Medicinal Properties
Taking a hike through the mountains this November you are bound to see yummy Rosehips all around you. The fruit of the Rose plant, Rosehips are best harvested in the autumn, right after the first frost. You’ll know the time is right when the hips have turned a beautiful, transparent red. Be sure the seeds and fine brittle hairs are removed if harvesting them yourself.

Rosehips make a delicious, mildly sweet tea and are one of the best natural sources of vitamin C that you can find. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant with many disease fighting abilities, and Rosehips can be used whenever vitamin C is called for. It is a great herb to stock up on in the fall and winter months as it helps your body’s defense against infections and colds.

Rosehips also contain bioflavonoids, which are bitter compounds that enhance your body’s absorption of vitamin C and strengthen connective tissue. These properties make Rosehips great for decreasing capillary fragility. In addition, they contain astringent principles which help to shrink up inflamed tissue and reduce bogginess in the body.

This beautiful plant also makes a nice spring tonic tea, aiding with recovery from general debility and exhaustion.

Preparations & Applications

Decoction: Put 1 tablespoon of Rosehips in a cup of water, bring to a boil, and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Strain and enjoy!
Syrup: Take 1 teaspoon of syrup as a daily tonic to ward off wintertime ailments. See recipe below.
Other: Grind your Rosehips into a meal and add to cereals, muffins, breads, etc.


Hi-C Tea
Delicious and refreshing, this tea blend is very high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids.
2 parts Rosehips
2 parts Raspberry leaf
1 part Lemongrass
1/4 part Hibiscus
Add 1 tablespoon of tea blend to a cup of almost boiling water, cover, and let steep 10-15 minutes.

Simple Rosehip Syrup
2 ounces Rosehips
1 cup honey
1 quart cold water
Brandy (optional)
Bottle for storage
Add your Rosehips to the cold water in a medium sized saucepan. Over low heat, simmer the liquid down to 1 pint. This will leave you with a concentrated, thick tea. Strain the Rosehips from the liquid, and pour the liquid back into the saucepan. Add honey to the saucepan and warm just until the honey and thick tea can mix well. Remove from heat and bottle. Adding a small amount of brandy will help to preserve the syrup. This should last for several weeks in the refrigerator, longer if the brandy is added.

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