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Hawthorn refers to rosaceous perennials, has a hard stem and fruits have a bright orange, burgundy color. The time of ripening of medicinal fruits is autumn. Berries, flowers, hawthorn leaves are useful, acidic seasonings are made from them, oils, hawthorn compote is boiled for winter, the recipe may also include additional ingredients: apples, lemons, oranges, dried fruits. Used in cooking, not less popular hawthorn in medicine.
Hawthorn Compote: Benefit and Harm
Hawthorn is widely used in traditional and traditional medicine, decoctions are made from the bark, leaves, fruits and stems of the plant.
Used in the treatment of various pathologies, in particular:
- of the cardiovascular system - regular compote drinking can prevent hypertension, angina, tachycardia;
- nervous system - a rich set of vitamins and minerals soothes the nerves, reduces anxiety;
- vessels - drink reduces the level of harmful cholesterol, regulates pressure;
- dermatology - traditional healers recommend a drink from a honey plant with skin problems, as a result of which acne, redness, and boils go away;
- is especially useful for older women; it’s not for nothing that hawthorn is considered to be the best rejuvenating plant to replenish the level of female hormones;
- immunity - the healing composition of the plant increases the vitality of the body, restores after illness, gives energy;
- hawthorn is an excellent "brush" - cleans toxins, slags.
A lot of data about the tremendous effect of hawthorn nutrients on malignant tumors, blood diseases.
Contraindications for hawthorn consumption
As Paracelsus said, the poison from the medicine differs only in dose. Therefore, it is necessary to understand that even drinking beverages should be dosed. Overdose can lead to a sharp decrease in pressure, disruption of the heart.
Categorically it is impossible to consume concentrated hawthorn to children under 12 years of age, during lactation, pregnant.
Drinking compote or other types of drinks on an empty stomach can disrupt the functioning of the stomach, kidneys, and liver. During the day you can not consume more than 150 grams.hawthorn in a concentrated form for adults.
So, let's start making amazing hawthorn compotes for winter, the recipe includes the following ingredients:
- 200 gr.fruits;
- 350 gr.sugar sand;
- 3 liters of water.
It is necessary to pick ripe, dense berries of the same size with a stone inside.
Rinse them thoroughly, remove the stalks, lay them in the jar that has been sterilized.
Boil the syrup separately, pour the fruits and roll, wrap in a warm blanket until it cools completely.
After about 6 days, the liquid will acquire a beautiful ruby color, the taste will become saturated after 30 days.
Compote of hawthorn for the winter - a recipe with lemongrass
For the compote in a 1.5-liter jar the following components are necessary:
- water - 1 liter;
- hawthorn - 1 tbsp.;
- granulated sugar - 150 g;
- 2-3 lemon slices or a pinch of lim.acid.
Banks should be thoroughly rinsed and sterilized in advance at a temperature of 100 degrees for 5-7 minutes.
As an ingredient, you can also add dried fruits, apples, grapes and others.
Wash fruits, bruise, peel and stalk, dry on a paper or towel.
Then spread out on banks, boil water separately and pour hawthorn. Leave for half an hour, then drain the water into a container, add sugar, citric acid or lemon slices and boil again.
Pour the fruit, roll and wrap with a thick cloth until it cools.
Hawthorn compote with apples
To prepare, stock up with the following composition:
- apples - 9 pcs.;
- hawthorn - 500 g;
- granulated sugar - 1 kg;
- water - 9 liters.
Rinse apples and hawthorn fruits, peel off the stalk and seed, divide apples into slices.
Wash the cans well, sterilize at a temperature of 100 degrees for 5-7 minutes, and sterilize the lids.
Apply apples and fruits to each container evenly. For a syrup, prepare a large saucepan, pour 9 liters of water as soon as it boils, pour granulated sugar, and cook until completely dissolved, stirring constantly.
Pour the prepared liquid into cans, roll up, turn over and wrap up with a warm blanket.
Banks must cool down completely, after which they must be transferred to the cellar or storeroom. About a month later, the drink will acquire a beautiful color and rich taste.
Hawthorn Compote for the Winter - Recipe with Orange
Combining the taste of hawthorn with citrus orange will give an extraordinary and incredibly tasty drink. It refreshes, gives vitality, restores after illness, with a hangover. Healing increases due to the inclusion of the hips, a natural antioxidant and purifier from slags, toxins.
To prepare you need:
- half a cup of hawthorn;
- half cup hips;
- 1-2 orange slices;
- half cup of granulated sugar;
- 700 grams of water.
All ingredients must be fresh, the fruit is dense, ripe, free from defects. Rinse the ingredients, clean the fruit from the bones and stems, put in a jar( liter), pour boiling water and infuse for 15 minutes, covered with a lid.
Then pour the water into a container, add sugar and boil until the sand is completely dissolved, pour it into a jar. Cover and roll up, wrap a blanket until cool.
Compote for small
In some cases, doctors still recommend hawthorn drinks to children. Due to the properties of the plant, the increased excitability calms down, the child’s nervous system, the store of vitamins and minerals is replenished.
Without the advice of a doctor, drinking hawthorn compote prepared for the winter according to the children's recipe is absolutely impossible. Especially if your baby has low blood pressure or problems with the digestive tract.
So, we need:
- ¾ Stack.hawthorn;
- 90 gr. Sugar sand;
- 520 gr. Water.
Wash fruits, remove bones, stalk, put in a pan, add sugar and cook for half an hour.
The beverage can be rolled up in a sterilized jar or refrigerated. Give the child no more than 100 grams per day.
Jam, jams and jelly, excellent in taste, are also prepared from the fruit of the honey plant. Hawthorn can be harvested in a different way - dry, freeze. And the addition of citrus, fruit and berries when cooking will enhance the healing properties and give the body maximum benefit.