What vitamins contains yellow barrel?

If you have ever traveled by Moscow train to Kislovodsk on the sunny days of September-October, you will have observed the extraordinary beauty of some trees, rather bushes, studded with bright orange berries. They nest between the rocks, in the flood plains of the mountain streams, giving the landscape a single succulence of their colors.

What also surprises is that the berries do not hang in clusters or hide in the foliage. These unusual and small berries adhere directly to the branches, covering them with their brilliant scatter that fascinate in sight.

This is the yellow barbecue, its natural habitat in the wild in the north of the Caucasus. It is also widespread in other regions of the southwest of our country. Our gardeners have long fond of these antistnetic trees for their orchards. In addition to its beauty in autumn, the berry has unique medicinal properties and serves, almost of Panacea, for many diseases.

After reading this article, you will surely want, if you do not plant this plant in your garden, at least have a medicinal preparation made with it on your home kit.


There are only two species of yellow barbecue, the sauce leaf and the rounded form. The yellow thorn does not grow in the territory of Russia, its homeland are the foothills of the Indostan, but the roun d-shaped plant feels perfectly well in the temperate climate of our country.

The yellow thorn is considered a shrub due to its height in the wild, but in the garden it can grow up to 10 meters. It is branched and thorny, with gray cortex and leaves with short, elongated and lanceolate petioles. The upper part of the leaf is green and the bottom white silver.

It blooms in April with small yellow and fragrant flowers. Fruitifies in September-October with small orange fruits of sour and slight bitter taste, bony inside. They are not tasty, but there are lovers who find their charm for their smell similar to that of pineapple.

Chemical and vitamin composition of yellow

Yellow Espino berries are a treasure of minerals, organic compounds and vitamins. The caloric value of its components is not high: only 82 kilocalories per 100 g.

But here is its composition: carotenoids – 60 mg, organic acids – 2. 64 g, tannins, proteins – 1. 2 g, fats – 8 g, carbohydrates – 5. 7 g. Another important characteristic of the berry is the absence of an enzyme that destroys vitamin C when it is heated.

It turns out that the yellow thorn is the only berry that retains this vitamin when it is cooked. Fats represented by oils are simply unique. The mineral composition in the same 100g. exceeds all expectations: Potassium 193mg., Magnesium 30mg., Calcium 22mg., Phosphorus 9mg., Sodium 4mg., Iron 1. 4mg.

The variety of vitamins contained in the berries has its detailed consideration, taking into account the amount available in 100g:

  1. Vitamin A – widely represented by a mixture of carotenes and carotenoids. Its amount reaches 0. 25 mg. Its influence on the body is high, especially in the state of the components of the connective tissue, the production of liver enzymes, visual acuity. It also favors the absorption of vitamin C.
  2. Vitamin B1 – Known as thiamine, content 0. 03 mg. Without it, protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism is impossible. Its absence in the body causes terrible and incurable diseases.
  3. Vitamin B2 – also known as riboflavin, content 0. 05 mg. Essential for hematopoiesis, growth regulation and reproductive functions, including skin status, nails and hair.
  4. Vitamin B3 – Nicotinic acid, content 0. 45 mg. Expand small blood vessels and improve blood circulation, promotes the synthesis of many enzymes in the body.
  5. Vitamin B5 – Pantotenic acid, content 0. 2 mg. Without their participation, the most important reactions of metabolism are not possible, especially the metabolism of fatty acids. Its most important capacity, stimulate the production of adrenal hormones.
  6. Vitamin B6 – pyridoxin, content 0. 8 mg. Participate in the production of blood cells and favors metabolism.
  7. Vitamin B9 – Folic acid, content 0. 009 mg. Keeps cells in a healthy state, and DNA replication is impossible without this substance.
  8. Vitamin E – Tocoferol content 5 mg. An excellent antioxidant in the prevention of tumor formation, and an effective immunomodulator that helps strengthen the immune system.
  9. Vitamin C – Ascorbic acid, content of 200 to 450mg. It is a fact. There is no better way to combat any inflammatory process in the body. Necessary for the normal functioning of the joints and blood vessels, a good antioxidant.

Warning. All these vitamins, which is so rich in yellow thorns, contributes to the maintenance of good appearance, canceling the processes of ag e-related changes. They improve the appearance of hair, teeth and nails. They tone and improve mood.

Yellowpino Properties

Judging by the range of organic and mineral compounds of this plant, it can be assumed that the plant itself is equipped with all the properties that are also included in its composition. But in life there is always a balance. In addition to the benefits of the product, there is also the danger of causing irreparable damage to the body.

It all depends on how it is consumed, how, at what time and, above all, in what quantities. The question of measure and dose is not idle. In some cases, a measure is a panacea, in others it can be poison.

The benefits

First, yellow barrel can be consumed fresh. Two tablespoons per day replenish the daily needs of vitamins and minerals. But as already said, its flavor is sour and bitter, so everyone will like it.

The juice is squeezed from the berry and adds to sweet fruit juices, thus obtaining a vitamin drink. Compute, kissels, jams and homemade liquors and tinctures are made. Even frozen yellow thorn does not lose its properties.

The desire to keep the berry until the next harvest is due to its medicinal properties. In the first place, it is about the prevention of colds and even viral infections due to the high multivitamin and bactericide properties of the berry. With your help, numerous diseases are treated.

But prevention is not the main property of yellow barbecue. The main advantage is its medicinal properties. The yellow thorn is used both internally and externally. Internally, it is used to treat gastrointestinal diseases, diseases of blood vessels and heart, nervous system diseases and musculoskeletal system.

Externally it is used for skin diseases, burns and wounds.

Cosmetology has not fought to use this miraculous plant for its interests. The substances contained in the berries, used externally, help strengthen hair and prevent premature skin aging. In addition, the presence of serotonin, the “good humor hormone”, will have a positive effect on healing, preventive and protective processes to maintain youth and beauty.

Damages and contraindications

Each substance has its benefits and damages. The harmful word in relation to yellow barbecue should not be used, but it is necessary to know the contraindications in the use of its preparations.

Attention! If you have intolerance problems to a product, yellow barbes are possible to be contraindicated due to its wealth in active, lipid organic acids and vitamins. But this is purely individual.

You should not take yellow thorn if you have an increase in the secretion of gastric juice with high acidity and suffer gastritis or ulcer for this reason. There is no risk if it has inflamed bladder, urolithiasis, pancreatitis, hepatitis, cholecystitis or cholelithiasis.

But this only applies when taken internally. The external use of yellow thorn preparations has not caused any damage to anyone. Unless, of course, it is not an individual intolerance.

How to use it correctly and what amounts?

Throughout the long history of existence, humanity has developed norms for almost all aspects of its activities. And in those matters in which there is no rule, there is common sense, which states that anything good in superlative becomes bad. Therefore, when biologically active substances are consumed, and the yellow thorn is one of them, we must stick to the rules.

It does not eat more than 50 berries at the same time, and even less for children, no more than 10. Yellow barrel oil should not be taken more than 5 tablespoons, a spoonful is sufficient for children. Yello w-yellow spino tea is sufficient once a day due to its laxative effect. If you have diarrhea, it is better to reject the preparations of this berry. And once again, we remind you that you should not run the risk if you suffer from gastrointestinal tract diseases. Here you can not eat yellow barbecue in case of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, while you can and should even be treated with yellow barbecue oil.

Collection and storage

Not only the fruits, but also the leaves are considered medicinal raw materials of the yellow thorn. It is believed that the leaves can be collected throughout the plant of vegetation of the plant, from the collection of the leaves to the one of the berries.

But there is another point of view that states that the flowering period in April and May is the best time to collect the leaves, when they contain the largest number of nutrients. You decide when to do it, whenever the time is dry but not too hot on the day of the collection.

The leaves can be cut along with small twigs, since they contain the same substances. The raw material collected must always dry. It can be dry in any room that is not exposed to direct sunlight. But the process is long, lasts several days.

Dry on paper or clean cloth, turning them several times. Dry quickly in an oven or dryer no more than 40 degrees, they will be ready in a few hours.

Make sure the drying process goes well, the leaves retain their color, they can be folded, break, but do not fall apart. The dry raw material must be stored in thick paper bags or canvas bags so that the product is not suffocated. The place where the dry leaves are stored should not be wet or exposed to the light.

Expiration not exceeding one year

The berries are collected when they are completely mature, in September/October. You will know when it is time to collect them when they change color, of orange yellow to reddish orange. The fruit is saturated with carotenoids, which are the ones that give it this color.

The collection process is complicated because the bush is thorny and reaching the branches covered with berries is difficult. To avoid injuries, you have to wear coarse clothes with long sleeves and gloves, or wounds and abrasions will be produced. You can cut the branches and berries and then separate the harvest into berries and leaves on the table. This avoids the gain of collecting and pruning if it does not want the plant to grow too much.

When you collect the berries, you will have to process them before deciding which is the best way to store them. If you don’t have time to process the harvested fruit, don’t feel bad. The berries can easily be kept in the normal refrigerator to +4 ° for a week. The best way of storing them for a long time can be to collection, dry or freeze them.

Preparation for processing and storage begins with the collection and elimination of damaged, rotten or immature berries. There are many ways to store berries.

Important: Remember that the best way is that in which no change in the composition of the berries has occurred.

You can store them cold, if you don’t have time for them for a long time. For this it is necessary to use a tightly closed bag, in which the product is introduced into the refrigerator at a temperature between 0 ° an d-5 °. The container prevents the entrance of the outer air and the carbon dioxide that gives off the berry when breathing. Under these conditions, metabolic processes slow down and berries can be kept up to two months.

Freezing is a more reliable way to store them.

Important: freeze the berries quickly. Thus, it will prevent ice crystals from being formed in the pulp, which in turn will prevent the shells from being damaged by the loss of juice by defrosting them.

Place the washed berries and dry on a tray in the freezer a t-30 °. The berries will take one day to be ready for later storage in any glass or plastic container in a camera with temperatures below zero.

The water storage method is convenient if a dark room is available with a +4 ° temperature. The berries are placed in pasteurized glass jars, they are filled with cold boiled water, covered with a plastic lid and saved to spring.

Drying is convenient if the necessary cooling equipment or separate rooms is not available. There are recommendations on how to dry the berries in the sun, but here there is the danger of losing the carotenoids of the composition, subject to destruction by ultraviolet rays. A better option would be an oven or a dryer, which keep its nutrients to the fullest.

Drying in an oven, preferably in stages, first two hours at a temperature of 35 ° -40 °. Then increase to 60 ° -80 °, remembering to ventilate the oven and make sure the berries do not burn, finishing the drying at a temperature of 40 °. A dry berry must keep its color, be firm and not brittle, not lumpy and not stain your hands. Inspect the dry berries and remove any damaged fruit. Guard them better in opaque glass containers or cardboard boxes.

It is possible to keep them in sugar for four months. The method is not complicated, the berries with sugar sand are mixed in one by one, are introduced into jars, previously pasteurized, one day is expected until the content is compacted and another layer of sugar is poured on top. Cover it with a lid and keep it in a place where the temperature ranges between 0 ° an d-4 °.

If you need to keep the product for a long time, you can only do it if you can preserve it sterilizing it. In these cases, yellow barbecue is used to make jams, jams, jams and compotes. In them, the yellow thorn retains its qualities up to one year, if, of course, all conservation conditions, temperature not exceeding +15 °, dark, dry and ventilated premises are respected.

Yellowpin e-based medications

Unfortunately, you will not find in the pharmacies of medicines made with the use of yellow hawthorn, despite the presence in it a significant number of substances with a positive therapeutic effect in the cure of a large number of diseases.

Official medicine does not recognize important medicinal properties to this plant. In popular medicine, however, almost all parts of the yellow thorn plant are widely used for medicinal purposes. It is not only about the berries and leaves, but also the small branches and the cortex.

The use of yellow thorn in healing ailments is carried out in various forms. The most valuable, used and widely known way is yellow barbecue oil. It should be noted that this form is sold in pharmacies in small bubbles and at a high price.

There are several ways to prepare oil at home. The simplest is to squeeze the juice of the selected berries of the new harvest in a glass jar and let it stand in a dark place for a day. During this time, the juice will be stratified and the oils that contain will rise to the surface. As the color of the oil is clearer than that of the rest of the fraction, it can be carefully collected in a dark glass jar and save in a fresh and dark place for a maximum of six months.

The second method is not complicated and is more profitable. To prepare the oil, dry berries are taken and grind in a coffee grinder until you get a dust. The berry dust is poured into a preheated maria bath with refined vegetable oil. The mixture is removed and infusion is left for a week in a dark place. In a week the ready remedy can be filtered through gauze, the oil is ready for use.

To prepare the oil you can also use the dry cake that remains after pressing the juice.

Another frequently used remedy is an aqueous infusion of berries or dry leaves. Most of the time it is an infusion prepared simply with a teaspoon of dry leaves or berries crushed by boiling water. It is left in infusion about ten minutes and is ready to consume. If a larger amount is needed, it should be infused into a thermos: 100 g of dry raw materials in a liter of boiling water.

A decoction made with the bark, dry twigs or plant leaves has medicinal properties. Your preparation takes some more time. But your benefit is greater. For the broth, take 4 tablespoons of crushed raw materials, pour a liter of boiling water and boil over a lid for twenty minutes. Let stand for an hour, strain and use. The decoction should not be stored for a long time, three days in the refrigerator.

Alcoholic tincture has demonstrated its effectiveness in the treatment of atherosclerosis and heart disease. It is prepared from leaves and dried berries. In 1 liter of 70% alcohol 100 g are taken. of dry material. Insist two weeks in a dark place, agitating from time to time. It sneaks into a dark glass container and closes tightly with a cork. If necessary, use 20 drops diluted in water, no more than three times a day.

Popular wisdom says that plants, herbs and flowers are the pharmacy of God. The yellow thorn is one of those gifts. One may not agree with it. It can be denied. But it is a fact. The vitamin content of this berry is undoubtedly superior to any other product. It would be reckless not to take advantage of this gift. Include this berry in your diet and will not regret it. alcoholic tincture has demonstrated its effectiveness in the treatment of atherosclerosis and heart disease. It is prepared from leaves and dried berries. In 1 liter of 70% alcohol 100 g are taken. of dry material. Insist two weeks in a dark place, agitating from time to time. It sneaks into a dark glass container and closes tightly with a cork. If necessary, use 20 drops diluted in water, no more than three times a day.

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