That’s it, it’s cherry season! And the good news is that in this fruit nothing is thrown away, everything is reused. Besides, if you always throw away the cherry stems, quickly change this bad habit, because they are full of virtues† So, are you ready for a zero waste approach?
The benefits of cherry stems
A natural detox drink
Did you know that cherry stems are famous for their detox effects? They cleanse the body, promote the purification of the blood and thus eliminate the impurities present in our organism. It is therefore an excellent remedy against purify the body naturally†
A diuretic effect
Are you prone to bladder infections? To get rid of these painful repeated infections and thus activate your urinary functions, prepare an infusion or decoction of cherry stems. Rich in flavonoids and potassium salts, the stems of these small red fruits are effective in remove toxins from our body† So don’t hesitate!
An ally against premature aging
The stems of cherries also contribute to slow down aging of our organism. Indeed, the antioxidant properties of flavonoids act on the development of free radicals (in other words, atoms and molecules that are considered to be one of the causes of skin aging). To look good and take good care of your body, do not throw away the cherry stems.
How to make an infusion of cherry stems at home?
To enjoy the benefits of cherry stems, you can prepare an infusion or decoction† Be careful, always choose fruits from organic farming to limit the presence of pesticides.
Cherry Stem Infusion
Treat yourself to some cherries to start. The idea is to keep about 50 g of stems. When it’s done, rinse the cherry stems, put them in the pan and put a lid on it (to preserve all the virtues). Bring the water to a boil and let it draw twenty minutes† That’s it, all that’s left is to enjoy this delicious homemade infusion.
Decoction of cherry stems
What is the difference with the infusion? The decoction allows you to take full advantage of the benefits of the cherry stems. To do this, rinse 50 g of stems and immerse them in a liter of water for 12 hours† Then pour everything into a pan and bring to a boil. Strain the mixture and place it in a container in the refrigerator. You can consume the decoction three times a day after each meal.
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