Where it grows and what looks (photo)

Duchess’s delicate appearance berry, in fact, is very resistant. It is able to survive in the toughest conditions of the north. There was a time when the Duchess berry only appeared at the tables of the nobles: it was not only a delicacy, but also used to treat colds.

In addition, it was believed that the Duke’s bera was an excellent remedy to preserve youth. Today it is available to anyone.

Where does it grow and what looks like the Margarita berry?

Apparently, it looks like the raspberry. Below are a series of characteristics that help distinguish it from the other berries. The places and cultivation seasons are also described.

Description of the Duchess berry

The Duchess berry only measures 30-40 cm high. It has triple, narrow leaves, with fine teeth, slightly more rounded and convex than those of the ragged. During flowering, the bush is adorned with a multitude of rose flowers, which later form berries in their place.

When looking for edible berries in the forest, many people confuse it with the blackberries or blackberries. But it is its flavor and its intense pink color that distinguish it from them.

What does it taste like?

Aromatic spiny currants has a taste like no other. Combine pineapple, raspberry, strawberry and even grenade notes.

Where grows the spiny currants in Russia?

Black Espino berries like wet and fresh climate, so they grow especially in Russia’s northern latitudes. You can often see your little bushes on the banks of mass of water: rivers, lakes and in swampy places.

Tanaceto also likes to hide among the dense high herbs of the meadows, covering itself with the branches of other shrubs, or hiding in the deep tundra. In Sajalín, Extreme East, Kamchatka and Los Urals abounds.

When to collect berries

The black thorn begins to bloom in the late spring and the berries do not appear instead of the flowers until the beginning of July. It takes two months to mature in the bushes and the collection begins in the last days of summer.

From strawberries you can make excellent jam, and you can also dry or freeze for winter. It should be noted that the collection of the leaves begins much earlier, in June. They are dried for tisanas, infusions and decoctions.

Why not the Prunus rooted?

It is believed that currants is not adapted to life in an unknown environment. Fitomejoradores constantly work to develop varieties that can take root in the garden and bear fruit.

After planting, it will be necessary to undo and loosen the earth regularly. To prevent the earth from drying out, cover it with a layer of moss. The excess moisture in the soil is usual, and the mold and fungi are companions. Garden pests can also ruin the life of the cucurbitacea.

What is the name of the Cudweed?

The botanical name of the plant is common duchess. However, it also has many different names: royal berry, knuckleberry, hohlushka, polyudenitsa, mamura, polanina, northern pollenika, arctic berry, arctic raspberry.

What is the usefulness of the Duchess berry?

The beneficial and healing properties of the berries were already known in ancient Russia. Herbalists used it successfully to treat various diseases.

The duchess contains a lot of vitamin C, essential oils and tannins. Regular consumption of this berry can replace the body lacking healthy vitamins and acids. It is recommended for immunodeficiencies, as well as to improve the general vitality of the organism. Scientists have observed an increase in physical activity and cold resistance as a result of the consumption of this berry.

The real berrya has the following beneficial properties:

  1. Due to its high content of ascorbic acid, the intake of Arctic raspberries reinforces the immune system. In addition, ascorbic acid is an excellent preventive against scurvy and inflammation of gums.
  2. The antioxidants contained in the berry clean the toxins organism, improve health, prevent the negative effects of ultraviolet rays on the skin and even prolong youth and beauty.
  3. Regular consumption of Arctic raspberries normalizes the intestinal function. Fiber gently cleanses intestines and microflora is maintained in a healthy state. Thanks to its essential oils and tannins, the San Juan berry has an astringent effect on the intestinal wall and acts as an antiseptic.
  4. Real berry helps accelerate colds and viral diseases.
  5. Baya helps fight fever and febrile syndrome. After drinking a hot drink or a tea containing Chucrut, it starts to sweat profusely. Sweat cleans the organism of harmful bacteria, and the temperature is gradually reduced.
  6. Water lentil is commonly used as a healing during respiratory diseases. Reduces pain and eliminates the phlegm of the bronchi.

Strawberry decoction

Strawberry decoctions have been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Below are two ways to prepare these decoctions.

1) Pour a tablespoon of Duchess leaves with a glass of hot water, but not boiling. Leave the decoction for 30 minutes and drink it in two shots: in the morning and at night.

2) Pour a tablespoon of leaves and another of berries in a thermos with a liter of hot water. This infusion will be ready in an hour. Take it in a glass twice a day.

Real Baya for Anemia and Lack of Vitamins

Real berrya helps fight anemia, due to its iron content. For this ailment, tisanas are recommended with the addition of Duchess berries or leaves, or 5 to 7 berries a day.

Avitaminosis signs include drowsiness, dizziness and general weakness. The consumption of berries supplements to the body with the vitamins that are missing, thus being released from avitaminosis. The berries can eat fresh or frozen. To sweeten them, some like to mix them with sugar or honey.

Black thorn in cosmetology

Black thorn is a very valuable berry in cosmetology. Its extract, as powerful antioxidant, is added to creams, lotions, shampoos and other products for the care of the body and hair of worl d-known brands. They have a toning, moisturizing and softener effect on the skin, saturate it with vitamins and slow down the changes related to age. The shampoos and balms with San Juan grass strengthen the hair, making it soft, bright and manageable.

At home you can prepare various masks, tonic and even exfoliants for the body and face with the help of San Juan’s grass. These types of remedies are especially necessary at the beginning of spring, when the body experiences a sharp shortage of vitamins and minerals.

For natural remedies to be present at the cosmetic table of a woman even in winter, it is worth freezing them in advance. This conservation method preserves the useful properties of the berry. Next we show you how to prepare at home a facial mask and a tonic with the royal berry.

Refreshing mask with vitamins

A strawberry facial mask is prepared in a minute, and each woman will love it. Crush 5 – 10 strawberry berries in a pulp, add 2 – 3 tablespoons of kefir, and well mixed applied to the skin. Leave the mask in the face for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water, and cover the skin with nutritious cream. The mask has a liquid consistency, so that it does not drip the face it is recommended to lie during this time.

The mask will give a fresh look to the face, will make age spots less visible and saturate the skin of vitamins. Ascorbic acid will penetrate the skin and protect it from the harmful UV rays, reduce pores, make the skin less fat and rejuvenate it.

Fresh vitamin tonic

The application of a fresh vitaminated tonic will be especially appreciated by women in the dry and hot summer. It helps clean and hydrate the skin. The facial oval will reaffirm and illuminate the skin tone.

10 to 15 real berries are crushed until a pulp is obtained and mixed with a glass of water. Next, the tonic is infused at room temperature for 1 or 2 hours, and then sneaks.

The resulting tonic can pass through the face several times a day by applying it on a cotton disk. An excellent way to apply the tonic in the face is to spray it with a small spray – they can be purchased at hardware stores or cosmetic stores.

Another way to tone and rejuvenate the skin is to freeze the tonic in an ice mold. An ice cube is a good way to clean your face, neck or neckline in the morning.

Use of sheets and water lentil berries in popular medicine

In respiratory diseases it is recommended to have tea from the leaves of the royal berry. To do this, a tablespoon of leaves are poured with a glass of water and allowed a few minutes. Tea can be used to treat flu and colds. It can also be used as a compress to cure skin wounds.

Strawberry juice not only like children, but also adults. It perfectly satisfies thirst when it is hot and reduces body temperature. The juice also has astringent properties and help with soft stool.

As additional help for gastritis and enterocolitis, a concentrated infusion of hyperic leaves can be used. To do this, 3 tablespoons of leaves are poured into a glass of boiling water and left infusion for two hours. This infusion is divided into 3 parts and takes 3 times a day after meals.

To cure the inflamed gums, an infusion of berries of king can be used. A tablespoon of berries with a glass of hot water are poured and allowed to infusion for a quarter of an hour. With this infusion you can make gargles not only in the mouth, but also in the throat, with tonsillitis and throat pains, several times a day.

Interesting data about the Duchess

– Formerly, noble injured in battle was given a Dukesberry juice, for faster recovery.

– In ancient Russia, it was decreed that the peasants and the poor had no right to collect and eat the royal berry. The truth is that nobody knows if people really fulfilled this instruction.


Allergic people to some food should be careful to include the bay of the tsar in their diet and closely monitor the organism’s reaction. Children under three are especially prone to allergies, so it is better to avoid them at this age.

The berry should not be consumed in case of ulcer or stomach acidity, since the berries are quite acidic.

It is advisable to stick to the daily ration of berries in case of anemia. The unlimited intake of berries overload the vitamin C organism, which prevents the absorption of vitamin B12, an important element in anemia.

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