The cherry tree is a medicinal plant whose leaves and fruits can be used to help treat various conditions, such as urinary tract infections, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and reduced swelling.
Cherry has several essential substances for the proper functioning of the body, such as flavonoids, tannins, potassium salts and silicon derivatives, so it can have several benefits.
Main benefits of cherry
Both cherry and cherry tea have numerous benefits, the main 6 of which are:
- Improves cardiovascular health: Because it has antioxidant substances, the cherry is able to protect the heart against free radicals and improve the health of the arteries;
- Combats insomnia: Cherry has a substance known as melatonin, which is a hormone naturally produced by the body as a stimulus to sleep. In insomnia this hormone is not produced, and cherry tea is a great natural source of this hormone;
- Fights constipation: Cherry also has a laxative property, which can improve digestive health;
- Relieves stress and prevents premature aging: This happens because of antioxidants, which are responsible for fighting free radicals;
- Relieves muscle pain: Cherry tea is rich in flavonoids, which facilitates muscle recovery.
- Increased energy: Cherry is a great source of energy due to the presence of tannins in its composition, improving mood and mood, in addition to being able to help with weight loss.
Thus, cherry tea can be consumed to fight urinary problems, swelling, high blood pressure, hyperuricemia, obesity, flu and colds. Excessive consumption, however, can lead to diarrhea, since it has laxative properties.
Cherry tea has a slightly sweet taste and to make it you can use its ripe fruits for immediate consumption or prepare a tea with the leaves or the cherry branches.
- Fresh cherry pulp;
- 200 ml of water;
- Juice of half a lemon;
Mix the pulp and lemon juice and add to the boiling water. Allow to cool slightly, strain and then consume
Another option of cherry tea is made with the fruit’s cabinhos. To do this, put the cherry branches to dry for about 1 week and then add them to 1L of boiling water, leaving for 10 minutes. Then strain it, let it cool slightly and consume.