The black cranberry is a small sprig with outstretched branches and roots at intervals of whom come every year new short twigs. The leaves are small, ovate figure, with the wide part at the top, enterísimas, glaucous on the back and small veins by way of hairnets. They are held by a short corner. The flowers are borne on branches of previous year and are grouped in bunches hanging.
It breeds in high mountain slopes, especially those rich in silica and poor in lime.
This herb blooms from May onwards, its fruits ripen in August or September. Harvesting for medicinal purposes interested in the fruit, which is usually collected in late September, when it is ripe. This fruit is a round berry, black, blue and farinaceous taste, slightly sweet.
Analyzes facts show that the fruit contains high amounts of invert sugar with small amounts of various acids such as malic acid and tannic.
As for its possible therapeutic properties in almost all the writings referred to its toxic effects hardly say anything about possible clinical applications. The fact that receives no popular name suggests that the field people do not pay much attention to this species, no doubt because from generation to generation have been handed the unpleasant effects of the fruits when they are taken directly from the plant. Thus, it is said that eaten in large amounts can produce headache and vomiting.
As a medicinal plant species is astringent, antiseptic and antidiarrheal properties. The fresh-fruit as we have seen before are not generally consumed, but they are prepared with wine and liqueur to be used for certain diseases which need to get an astringent. In any case it is always best to see a specialist, who will diagnose and treat ailments of our best.
Maceration. Macerating the fruit in a good wine is obtained a dye used in catarrhal diseases of the stomach and intestines.
Fresh juice. It's a typical preparation of the Nordic countries. Fresh fruit juice will add plenty of sugar, resulting in a wine-like properties of blueberries.
HABITAT: Siliceous mountains and decalcified
PART USED: Fruit
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