Cranberries have been known for many years. Even our grandmothers used it for medicinal purposes and to improve their beauty. What is worth knowing about it and how to use it?
Cranberry has become very popular in recent years. Although its valuable properties for health and beauty have been known for centuries, it has been somewhat forgotten in recent years. Currently, in the era of seeking natural solutions of all kinds, these small red fruits and their juice are back in favor.
Properties of cranberries
The latest research shows that these small red fruits are rich in fibre, B vitamins, vitamin C, E and natural antioxidants. They also contain minerals, such as calcium, iron, iodine and potassium.
Cranberries are worth using in autumn. For years it has been used in traditional medicine to treat colds, throat and bladder problems as well as rheumatic disorders. It also helps in states of strong exhaustion, problems with intestines, pancreas and stomach. It is also worth using in case of avitaminosis
Cranberry has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, so it is helpful in treating quite popular bacterium helicobacter pylori, which contributes to the appearance of gastric ulcers. It also fights germs responsible for gum inflammation and tooth decay. The bioflavonoids found in the red fruit of this plant help regulate the level of good cholesterol and prevent the occurrence of blood clots.
Cranberries for skin and lips
The cosmetics industry loves cranberries. Especially in modern times, when consumers are more and more conscious and pay attention to the composition of the products they use, looking for natural extracts and additives.
Cranberry is perfect for mature skin. Its juice has a lifting effect. In addition, it perfectly moisturizes the skin. It can also help in case of acne skin – vitamin C contained in the plant perfectly reduces the amount of seborrhea secreted. Besides, cranberry makes blemishes less visible, brightens the skin making it look more radiant and healthy. In both cases a face mask, tonic or cream containing cranberry extract will be an excellent cosmetic solution.
The red fruit of this plant is also a great all-natural lip gloss. Just crush them and mix with almond oil, honey and petroleum jelly. All the ingredients combined and cooled form a slurry, which is worth applying to your lips. Regular use of cranberry gloss will make your lips moisturized and nourished.
Cranberries for hair
Not many people know that cranberries also have a great influence on the condition of hair. It prevents hair loss (thanks to vitamins C and A) and accelerates its growth. Besides, it can be used as a natural color protection. To do so, simply mix cranberry juice with water and use it as a rinse after every shampoo. After such a treatment your hair will be shiny, nourished and the color will be clear.
Thanks to its antifungal and antibacterial properties, cranberry hair cosmetics should be used by people with dandruff. Cranberry effectively prevents the appearance of unsightly white flakes of peeling skin, prevents itching and inflammation.
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