What are thorns good?

Black thorn is a perennial plant with many thorns. This plant is considered little pretentious in its care and when it is wrong. The thorns are originally from Siberia and the Caucasus. Black Espino berries are widely used in kitchen and traditional medicine and have many health benefits.

Composition and calories

The fruit is considered a low calorie berry (55 kcal/g). Research has shown that thorns contain a series of beneficial vitamins and trace elements. The berries contain

  • Group B vitamins.
  • Betacarotene
  • Match.
  • Calcium.
  • Magnesium.

Other ingredients are starch and organic acids. The composition can vary depending on the variety of plant, its location and cultivation conditions.

Vitamin composition

Black Espino berries are rich in vitamins that have beneficial effects on the human body. The fruits contain sufficient amounts of vitamin A, E, B1, ascorbic acid. Thus, Endrina reinforces the general state of the organism, improves immunity and fights infections.

Spine properties

The plant has a general ant i-inflammatory and antimicrobial effect on the body. The thorn stabilizes the stomach, eliminates the toxins of the organism and cures the wounds.

The benefits

The plant has an undeniably positive effect on the body, not only the fruit of the Endrino has beneficial properties, but also its leaves, flowers and outbreaks.

The fruits

The berries help reduce inflammation and, thanks to the tannins of their composition, help heal wounds and eliminate germs. The fruit contains a sufficient amount of sugar, which helps fight the loss of energy, apathy and drowsiness. Organic acids eliminate excess water from the organism and have a diuretic effect.

The pectin restores the function of the stomach, eliminates the toxins of the organism and normalizes the acid-alkaline balance. The vitamin complex of the berries restores metabolism, fights avitaminosis and reduced immunity. Macronutrients improve blood circulation and restore joint function.

Flowers and leaves

The leaves and flowers of the thorn are rich in tannins and have the following important benefits:

  • Ant i-inflammatories.
  • Antimicrobial.
  • Antiperspirant.
  • Antibacterial

Special decoctions are prepared with the leaves to relieve diarrhea and nausea. Espino flowers have an expectorant effect and are often used for bronchitis and flu.

Roots, outbreaks and bark

It is known that roots, outbreaks and bark are rich in tannins, so they are used for the treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal diseases. Decoctions and infusions based on raw materials are used for diarrhea, gastritis, poisoning, constipation and metabolism alterations.

Damage and contraindications

Some users may experience adverse or allergic reactions after consuming the product, so it is necessary to pay attention to a series of contraindications:

  • Exacerbation period of peptic ulcer.
  • Hypotension
  • Varicose disease.
  • Individual intolerance to certain elements of the product.

Thorns should be used with caution in chronic diseases and during pregnancy.

Important: See a doctor before using it during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea and skin rashes may appear as side effects.

How to peel and eat the thorns correctly

To eat the berries, you have to rinse them well and get rid of the seed. The fruit can be eaten pure or used as a jam base or juice.


Bays jam will help get rid of avitaminosis and seasonal viral diseases. To do it you need

  1. Wash the berries and put them in a dry bowl.
  2. Pour water on them, put them on the fire and tell them for a few minutes.
  3. Remove the fruit, cool it and peel it.
  4. Boil at the same time 2 cups of sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Mix the berries and sugar syrup and cook over low heat for half an hour.
  6. Pack the resulting jam in jars and close them tightly.

The product must be cooled and sent to the winery, in the winter period, jam can be added to tea or eaten in its pure form.

Endrino berry juice

The black thorn juice is rich in vitamins and useful for children at any time of the year. To prepare it you need

  1. Put a boiling syrup on fire (kg of sugar for 2 cups of water), wait until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  2. Add the berries.
  3. Take the boiling mixture for a few minutes.

Let the juice cool and serve. The thorns drink satisfies the thirst in summer.

Kvas de Espinas

The berry kvas is above all a summer drink. How is it prepared:

  1. Wash and dry the berries well.
  2. Crush them until they are soft, pour water on them and boil for half an hour.
  3. Add 300 grams of honey to the infusion and a tablespoon of yeast.
  4. Leave it in a dark place.

Let infuse for at least one day. Serve the cold kvas.

Simple Endrino Nalewka

Nalewka with alcohol helps to delay blood vessels and normalize blood pressure.

Never abuse alcoholic beverages, Nalewka should be used no more than 1 time in 2 weeks.

Prepare the product is simple:

  1. The washed berries put in a glass jar.
  2. Add 0. 5 kg of sugar.
  3. Cover with gauze and leave in a dark place at a positive temperature.

Wait for the mixture fermente for a few days. After all pour a liter of vodka, cover and insist for a week. Strain the product before consuming it. Save Nalewka in a dark and fresh place.

How to collect and keep the endrines

A good time to collect endrino flowers is between April and May. I picked them up in clear and sunny days. Save the inflorescences in a cool and dry place. They are collected in September and October in days without rain. It is recommended to store frozen. In the freezer you can lose part of its healthy properties. That is why it is better to prepare jams and black thorn juices immediately after the collection.

The Endrino is a useful plant that is often found in vacation houses and forests. The inflorescences and fruits of the plant have a positive effect on the human body thanks to their vitamins and minerals. To obtain the proper effect of the product, before using it, all contraindications and recommendations must be taken into account.

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