Dried Cornelian Cherry (Zoghal Akhteh)
Ingredients: Cornelian Cherry
Benefits of Cornelian Cherry:
Cornelian Cherry has traditionally been used to treat dysentery and diarrhea due to its strong astringent action which is the result of high tannin content. The dry mouth sensation one feels when eating Cornelian Cherry is caused by the astringent tannins shrinking or contracting tissues. This limits the discharge of fluids and signifies a first step towards recovery from diarrhea or dysentery.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, Cornelian Cherry is an efficient diuretic. It means it can stimulate urine production, a process which supports normal kidney function, helps reduce high blood pressure (hypertension) and promotes detoxification.
Cornelian Cherry is supposed to be ideal for cold and flu prevention due to the fact that it contains high amounts of vitamin C, a potent natural anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial agent. In order for one to enjoy such health benefits, Cornelian Cherry must be consumed raw (cooking heat destroys vitamin C)
Like most berries, Cornelian Cherry fruit contain generous amounts of antioxidants which offer protection against free radical damage from free radical molecules and protect against chronic disease.
Cornelian berries boast excellent restorative properties due to their high mineral content. Being rich in calcium, potassium, copper, iron, manganese, zinc and a good source of sodium.