The healing properties of leaves of raspberry and currant
The raspberry leaves contain a lot of tannins, they have a slight hemostatic effect, therefore infusion of them to treat inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth and diarrhea. Tea and infusions of raspberry leaf have a strengthening effect on the gums, clean the blood, they are used in gastro-intestinal diseases and rashes on the skin. Vitamin C, which is contained in the leaves of the raspberry, for treating colds.
Tea raspberry leaf is especially beneficial during pregnancy – it strengthens the walls of the uterus, preventing miscarriages, and beneficial effect on all the functions of the reproductive system. They have a lot of magnesium, potassium, iron and b vitamins, these substances have a complex effect, eliminates nausea in the toxicity, pain in the legs and giving a peaceful and deep sleep.
Currants, their buds and leaves are also rich in vitamin C, they contain essential oils and phytoncides that gives them a unique distinctive flavor. They also have a rare vitamin P, contains potassium. Leaves of currant in the form of infusions and teas are consumed as a General tonic, they also have diuretic, anti-inflammatory and painkiller effects. In addition, they contain substances that protect from pneumonia.
How to collect and dry the leaves of currant and raspberry
The maximum amount of vitamins and other nutrients in the leaves of raspberry, currant contains in flowering plants, to collect and dry their best at this time. But if you don't have time to pluck the Mature leaves that are rich green color, in June, choosing a leaf plate, is not affected by fungus or rust, from which the blackcurrant suffers from quite often. Collect the leaves in dry weather, after they will evaporate the morning dew.
To enhance the healing properties of tea from the leaves of black currant and raspberry, drink it with lemon and honey or milk and honey.
To your teas with leaves of raspberry and currants are preserved in their natural flavor and no taste of hay, the raw material must be dried correctly so that the leaves were fermented as a true black tea. Podwale leaves, arranging them on a day in a dry shaded place, a layer of 5 cm Periodically stir up the leaves to podelilis they are not only at the edges.
Keep dry-fermented tea from the leaves of raspberry and currant in a special container with a glass lid.
The next day, collect the leaves in stacks of 8-10 pieces and roll them sausages by rolling between your palms. During this procedure needs to extract juice, the leaves darken. Put these twisted sausages leaves in layers in a deep enamel bowl, cover it with wet clean cloth and leave in a warm place for 6-12 hours. The warmer, the fermentation will be faster. The willingness of the leaves and the end of the fermentation process is checked at the aroma emitted by the leaves – the smell of grass disappears, and there is a pronounced aroma of flowers and fruits. After this the leaves should be cut and arrange on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Put them in the oven and dry at 100 ° C for one hour.