Quince is a fruit that should become an obligatory diet component in the autumn and winter period.Que quince contains a lot of vitamin C and many other vitamins, as well as mineral elements that effectively strengthen the body’s immunity and support the immune system in the fight against cold and flu What other healing and nutritional properties does quince have?
Quince (Cydonia oblonga) is grown as an ornamental plant in orchards, home gardens, parks and plots. The quince fruit ripens in autumn – in September and October. They are yellow, large and resemble small pears or apples, which is why they are often called apple fruit. Quince fruit is not suitable for eating raw, because it is hard and sour (that is why they are sometimes called Polish lemon), but you can prepare many of them with the benefits of both taste and health
honey, marmalades, jams, plum jam, compotes, juices, pastes, liqueurs and wines.Due to the appearance, the common quince is often confused with the Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica), but the fruit of the quince is clearly smaller, harder and sour than the quince, but also more aromatic.It is their acidic taste can be found in a classic tincture called a quince.However, in the kitchen, both types of fruit can be used interchangeably and produce numerous preserves on their basis.
Quince against flu and cold
Quince besides sugars and organic acids also contains tannins, pectin and volatile oil. Of all vitamins, the most vitamin C (15 mg in 100g), which strengthens the immune system, during the autumn-winter illness, the body also supports the vitamins contained in quince group B. In addition, the fruits of quinces contain many minerals, such as
calcium, potassium, iron, copper, magnesium and phosphorus, which are necessary to strengthen the body’s natural defenses.That is why modern phytotherapy recommends the consumption of quince fruit in the form of juice with the addition of honey with dry cough, cold, flu and autumn solstice.
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Quince on ailments from the digestive system
Quinine seeds are also a medicinal resource, Macerate or infusion of quince seeds will relieve indigestion and help get rid of heartburn and reflux. They are also recommended for excessive intestinal fermentation and inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, gastric and intestinal obstruction, gastric mucosal damage.
Both fruits and seeds stimulate digestion and support metabolism, which is why they are often recommended as a slimming diet supplement, they also strengthen the liver, which is why they can be consumed by drug users.
In turn, quince seeds, which also have many health properties (in traditional folk medicine is a drug to improve appetite), you can prepare a tincture called a pungent or extract from them to add to tea.