Want to learn how to make cornelian cherry decoction for digestive problems? Continue reading and find out how to make this healing brew.
Cornelian cherry decoction is an amazing natural remedy for various digestive conditions, mainly. They can be used as such, fresh, to make jam, or to make healing recipes, namely decoctions, tincture, or medicinal wine. Before we show you how to make cornelian cherry decoction and use it at home, first, let’s see how to harvest cornelian cherries.
How to Harvest Cornelian Cherries
The harvesting time for cornelian cherries (Cornus mas) is in September-October, when the berries are well-ripe, meaning that the active principles are at their peak. Ripe cornelian cherries have a bright red color and a pleasant, sweet-sour taste. Dry the cherries in shaded places, away from moisture, in a very thin layer (ideally they should not touch each other). The drying process is quite long, taking about 1-3 weeks, and it is done when the pulp of the cherries is completely dehydrated and slightly brittle, breaking easily when cutting the berries with a knife. After drying, keep the cornelian cherries in gauze bags, or paper bags, and store them in the dark, in dry places.
The bark from the trunk of the cornelian bush is also used in medical therapy. It is harvested in early spring, when the cornelian starts to vegetate. Cornel bark, rich in tannins, is used as powder or decoction, to lower fever of viral conditions (flu, whooping cough, cold).
How to Make Cornelian Cherry Decoction
Boil 2 teaspoons of coarsely chopped berries over low heat for about 15 minutes in 500 ml (2 cups) of water, preferably in a stainless steel or enameled saucepan. At the end, supplement with water to make for the evaporated water, so you have 2 cups of decoction. Strain while hot through a piece of gauze moistened in a little water. Sweeten the cornelian cherry decoction with raw honey to taste.
How to Use Cornelian Cherry Decoction at Home
You can enjoy 2 cups of cornelian cherry decoction twice a day, as this is a natural remedy for the following health problems:
- gastric ulcer
- gallbladder inflammation
- acid reflux
- bloating and gas
- digestive bleeding
More Cornelian Cherry Recipes:
Cornelian Cherry Tincture
Cornelian Cherry Powder
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