Cranberries contain vitamins C, B1, B2, PP, which strengthen immunity and help reduce the risk of colds, infectious diseases, and various tumours. Due to the rich content of flavonoids, antioxidants and minerals (potassium, sodium and calcium), these berries normalize metabolism, heart rate and blood pressure, and are therefore recommended for cardiovascular patients and for people suffering from sclerosis and its consequences. Cranberries have low calorie level but these berries contain a lot of biologically active substances. Organic acids (benzoic acid, hypo/hippuric acid, etc.) promote digestive juice secretion and improve appetite. These berries strengthen blood vessels, reduce cholesterol level in blood, improve body’s metabolic processes and disinfect mouth by destroying unfavourable microorganisms.
Lingonberries are rich in organic acids and mineral salts and have bactericidal and antiseptic properties. These berries, just like apples and cranberries, improve appetite and help to digest food. Meanwhile, lingonberry leaf tea, due to its high manganese content, reduces bone and joint pain and is an effective remedy in fight against rheumatism. Lingonberries are used to treat kidney and bladder inflammations, diabetes, gout, diarrhea, avitaminosis and other disorders. These berries are a powerful detoxifying agent that is why they are recommended for cancer patients, because they reduce the tumor effect on the body. For example, pressed lingonberry compresses are used to treat breast and skin cancer.
Nutritionists and scientists acknowledge that blueberries contain high levels of vitamins C and K, and they contain a lot of manganese, which is very important for any form of life. Thanks to the large amount of tannins, blueberries can reduce the risk of cancer. Also these berries help to lower cholesterol level, thus protecting the heart. Blueberries contain one of the most rarely found organic acids – succinic acid, which plays an important role in the processes that ensure the elasticity of blood vessel walls. These dark berries also have high levels of fiber and amino acids. Already in the 16th century people found out that blueberries are beneficial to the liver and stomach, it is an astringent and helps to treat chronic cough and lung diseases.
Sea buckthorn berries containing 14 vitamins are an amazing source of energy and health. These vitamins activate the body from cardiovascular system to haematopoietic system, as well as bone and joints system; helps to strengthen general immunity. Vitamin E is a strong anti-inflammatory agent, thus many people drinking vitamin-rich sea buckthorn juice may recover from old, forgotten and untreated inflammations. Thanks to vitamin F sea buckthorn juice along with its oil prevents fatigue after long work with computer and increases speed of reasoning and reaction.