In fact, it is in most parts of the plant known as ornamental as it grows only this kind of Physalis, and about other people, and do not guess.In fact, you can find various kinds of Physalis, decorative, for example, are incredibly elegant and beautiful.It represents berries, which are hidden in the bright red shell that resembles a Chinese lantern made of paper.Physalis name comes from the Greek "Fiza", which means "bubble".
There is uncomplicated, but a beautiful legend about this plant.The fearsome dragon swallowed the sun, the world suddenly became dark, and all living things start to die, But there was a brave man, who asked, in that whatever the cost, to defeat the dragon and bring the world the sun.So he went to look for the monster and took a flashlight.He soon found and killed the dragon, freeing up the sun, which was to ascend to heaven.The light that radiates the sun was so bright that the hero closed his eyes, dropping his lantern on the ground.He was unharmed, but turned into a variety of
There is also a vegetable and berry cape gooseberry.We just called edible vegetable, as it can be prepared in various ways, and it goes well with many dishes.Berries cape gooseberry is also quite good, but it's quite sweet.Decorative physalis, in turn, for food is unfit because it tastes bitter and is grown exclusively for beauty and, I must say, copes with its task: physalis perfectly able to decorate any place where it grows, whether it is a kitchen gardengarden or a room.
accepted that edible species Physalis came to us from America, for that matter, and other vegetables that belong to the family Solanaceae, such as tomatoes.He can not stand frost, but grows very well in the majority of regions of Russia, even in the Far East.
now about the benefits and properties of Physalis.Traditional medicine has long been proven that physalis is very useful, but the economic importance in our country it does not have, such as South and Central America, where he is a year-round one of the main foods.
Useful properties Physalis, like many other plants, rooted in its composition.There are a lot of natural pure water.The presence of proteins, fat, carbohydrates and fiber, vitamins C and A, as well as many minerals: phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, zinc and large amounts of potassium.
In physalis few calories, no more than thirty calories per 100 grams, but in addition to the above, many useful properties.First and foremost is the organic acids: citric, malic, tartaric, succinic, caffeic, ferulic and sinapic;pectins, sugars, mucus, tannins, carotenoids kvertsentin, steroids and dyes.
In addition, the cape gooseberry contains lycopene - a natural substance that gives fruits of such a bright color.Lycopene is different its antioxidant effect, it can be used to prevent cancer.In addition to lycopene, an alkaloid found in the cape gooseberry fizalin.It tastes bitter and is contained in the fruit in small quantities, but it is thanks to him that the people plant was called carotid grass.
Because of this property, Physalis in folk medicine it is widely used as an analgesic, hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and choleretic agent.Fruits Physalis many are used as a tonic, for cholecystitis, hypertension and gastrointestinal diseases.
Due to the fact that in the cape gooseberry contains large quantities of pectin, the plant can be used in dietary nutrition.Pectin is able to deduce from our body of heavy metals, radionuclides, and excess cholesterol.
physalis used for the treatment of various diseases.When dermatitis and diathesis, for example, to make compresses with a decoction of Physalis also decoction of the plant used for toothache and as a gargle.
Ointments Physalis used in various inflammations of the skin.To make it burn the dried fruits and their ash is mixed with a vegetable oil.
Ointment can be prepared in a different way.Ten fruits Physalis to grind, pour 40 ml of olive oil, infuse for twenty days, then strain.Subsequently, the ointment can be used as a wound healing agent, and other rheumatic pains.
Application Physalis common in medicine people of many other countries.In Central Asia, for example, use it to treat anemia, hypertension and constipation in the elderly.Hypertension also helps the tea that is brewed from dried covers or skins, leaves and fruits of plants.
Bulgaria decoction of the plant treat the intestines and stomach, jaundice and hemorrhages, and in case of problems with urination, and hemorrhoids are used as a diuretic.
Tajikistan Physalis juice produces a cure stomatitis and sore throat in children.Fruit pulp together with their fresh juice is boiled for this milk on low heat, and then allowed to children.Healers in this country claim that the laryngitis can be cured for 4-5 days, giving the patient to 4 tablespoons of this mixture four times a day.Recovery after this is complete, and for the prevention of periodically encouraged to continue receiving the mixture.
Avicenna advised to use the fruits of this plant are used externally for treatment of ulcers and bronchial asthma.
The official medicine physalis is not used, but its pharmacological studies were conducted, following which it was established, that the fruits actually have a diuretic effect, and the infusion of its oil cups perfectly heals tissue.
Doctors advise patients to use in clinical nutrition ripe fruit of this plant: for diabetes, hypertension, chronic cholecystitis, ulcer 12 tipertnoy intestine and stomach, as well as hypoacid gastritis.
consume more fruits Physalis 4-8 pieces, small - 10-15, 10 minutes before eating.In the case of increased acidity of the stomach, it is desirable to reduce the dosage in half with its gradual increase, using exclusively fruit before eating.In the part of the plant that grows above ground, there are alkaloids, which is considered to be toxic, so just at home they can not be used because it can be dangerous.