The last couple of years chokeberry juice has become a highly sought after and appreciated in Phytotherapy. Its cultivation is very easy, and because of its excellent healing power, more often we can hear that the chokeberry is the plant of the future.
It also has no natural enemies, so pesticides are not necessary, and therefore is a 100 percent organic plant. It is known that it raises the entire immune system, is an excellent antioxidant, has even an anticancer and antiviral effect. Aronia is the food and medicine in same time. Read why chokeberry juice is good for and how to make it.
What are the healing properties of chokeberry
This fruit reminiscent of blueberry and is therefore also called Siberian blueberry. It comes from North America, where it was transferred to Europe. It is resistant to low temperatures. It withstands cold winter and strong frosts. It grows as a shrub, can reach a height of about two meters.
These berries are a wonder of nature, the plant is trained completely organic, so you can be confident, there are no harmful pesticides . Chokeberry is almost three times healthier than blueberries.
When making a syrup from Aronia you don’t have to use fresh berries – because they do not lose its healing properties. Chokeberry is rich in vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9, C, P and vitamin E. Also the chokeberry juice contains minerals such as calcium, potassium, manganese, iron, iodine , phosphorus, and zinc.
With all of the minerals and vitamins, Aronia is one of the strongest antioxidants-anthocyanins. This phenomenal antioxidant has a strong effect of detoxification and discharges the harmful substances that are found in our bodies. According to TEAC and ORAC standards, chokeberry juice has the highest antioxidant activity of all the berry fruits and nuts.
Why is good chokeberry juice for health
The healing properties of the natural juice of chokeberry are difficult to list all at once, without having something not leave out. Many of the research revealed that this plant dark berry improves blood circulation and that daily use reduces the level of e-cholesterol and triglycerides, thus protecting our cardiovascular system.
Excellent purifies the blood, relieves a migraine and headache, has a beneficial effect on the stomach and intestines, stopping diarrhea, stew hypertension, loom prevents bacterial and viral infections and improves our immune system.
Chokeberry juice has a beneficial effect on the pancreas and gallbladder, as it purifies and enables the proper functioning of these organs. It is important to note that it regulates excretion, as well as the proper functioning of thyroid hormones, and regulation of liver. It’s known that nowadays there are many people who are suffering from cancer, so it is very important to take precautions with juice chokeberry.
Due to the high content of the oxidative unit, prevents cancer and helps in the treatment of malignant diseases in which destroys cancer cells. It also helps in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Oddly, but also true, Aronia also offers protection against diseases of the eyes, (muscular degeneracy). This is an incurable disease that leads to blindness. And studies have shown that people who consume the juice of chokeberry are less likely to receive disease. Aronia encourages the healing of wounds, slows down the aging of the skin and the body, it also prevents the formation of wrinkles and protects against UV rays negative. And to sum up impressions, this is an excellent investment for our health.
How do chokeberry juice at home
Aronia is often used in dried form which can also be eaten, but you also can make a tasty juice.
Juice recipe is very simple. When chokeberry fruit ripens, it is best to pack this fruit in the packing of 1 kg and freeze. If necessary, defrost and make juice. From 1 kg of chokeberry usually give about 0.7 liters of juice, and sometimes less.
Freezing will not have a negative impact on the quality of juice because it is known that chokeberry very well tolerated low temperatures. It is best to defrost chokeberry ,strain, and grind with a meat grinder, to provide a real home juice . The obtained chokeberry juice should not be added a preservative. Also, it is recommended to drink without sugar and other sweeteners. It can be kept 24 hours in the refrigerator, but it is recommended to drink the same day.
Here’s another recipe for syrup from chokeberry :
How to make juice from chokeberry
2 kg of berries chokeberry,
a liter of water,
one freshly squeezed lemon.
Aronia juice preparation:
Mix water and sugar and put it on the stove until it boils . When the water boils, add 2 kg of fresh berries chokeberry. Constantly stir until mixture starts to cook. While mixing the syrup, press berries to release as much juice. When it reaches boiling point, it is necessary to hold a couple of minutes a pot on the stove and then remove and allow to cool.
Then strain and return to the stove to boil once more. After the last boil, remove the juice of Siberian chokeberry and add a squeezed lemon. All this stir and pour the resulting juice in glass bottles ( previously sterilized). Store in the dark and cool place and consume as needed. Syrup can also dilute with a little water.
The rest of the berries you can use to make delicious jam chokeberry. Fill your refrigerator with the homemade juice of chokeberry or freezer for longer use and enjoy every day in the full taste of the dark berries that gives you health in just a few sips.
Dosage and use
The recommended dose of fresh berries is 300 grams during the day. Taking the amount of 1-3 brandy cups daily. For healthy people, the recommended dose is one glass in the morning on an empty stomach before eating. People who are prone to various colds should consume one glass before each meal. It is necessary to drink half an hour before the main meal to take advantage of the most useful component of this phenomenal homemade syrup.
The North American Indians used chokeberry berries for food, so they milled or dried this fruit, and combined with a variety of meat from wild animals or with flour. Fresh fruits are used as a cure for stomach problems, and medicinal tea from the leaves of chokeberry to heal all wounds. Is consumed throughout the year because chokeberry can freeze, dry or to make jam, syrup, juice, liqueur, brandy, wine or compote.
Some research found out that chokeberry juice promotes the excretion of heavy metals from the body.
Siberian chokeberry juice is safe and secure to use from the first year of life, even by pregnant women can consume if they combat with nausea and heartburn. This plant does not contain gluten, so it can be used with all gluten-free diet. Children also can consume this fruit, especially during flu epidemics and various viruses during the autumn and winter period the year. Doctors advised taking a break in the spring-summer months when there are more choices of vegetables and fruits.