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Quince

Quince – a tree up to 4-5 meters high, with ovate leaves with whole ends, mossy in their lower part. Its flowers are very large and for the most part single. Its fruits are almost spherical or pear-shaped.

In the ancient Mediterranean, the quice was revered as a symbol of love and fertility and was dedicated to the goddess of love, Venus. In a wild form this is found even now in the eastern parts of Russia.

The quince is grown as a fruit tree that produces beautiful and aromatic fruits that are used to make compotes, jellies, jams and baked as an addition to meat dishes.

Nutritional value of 100 grams of quince

• Proteins – 0.6 grams;
• Fats – 0.5 grams;
• Carbohydrates – 9.6 grams;
• Water – 84 grams;
• Calorie content – ​​40 kilocalories;

Raw quince fruit belongs to the group of diet foods, due to the almost absence of fat. But people who strive to normalize their weight can also consume canned quinces, containing 42 kilocalories per 100 grams of fruit.

Beneficial properties

The fruits of the quince tree contain many compounds of pectin, fructose, glucose, potassium salts, iron, calcium, phosphorus and copper.

The quince has been used as a medicine since ancient times.

Folk healers in many countries used the boiled fruits and their decoctions for gastrointestinal diseases to improve the function of the digestive system. It has been found that quince has a beneficial effect on palpitations, jaundice and diarrhea.

Quine decoction – 10 grams of dried fruit are poured into 100 ml of boiling water. Take 1 tablespoon before meals in case of lack of appetite and uterine bleeding.

Boiled quince fruits can be successfully used for liver diseases, as well as as an anti-emetic.

Fresh fruits and juice – used for anemia, diseases of the digestive tract accompanied by diarrhea and bleeding and as a diuretic for diseases of the cardiovascular system.

Quine fruits have an astringent, diuretic, hemostatic, antiseptic effect, help stop vomiting, and their seeds have protective, soothing, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

That is why in clinical practice a decoction of quince seeds is used – for hemoptysis, uterine bleeding and diarrhea.

This remedy is also applicable externally – in cosmetics to soften the skin, and also as a lotion for eye diseases and for yawning in angina.

In the form of syrup, quince fruits are shown in anemia, for the preparation of which they must be cut into small pieces, poured with water and boiled until soft.

Then it is necessary to squeeze out their juice and boil it again until it turns into a thick syrup.

Fresh quince fruits, thanks to their high iron content, are used for the prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anemia, after a long and exhausting illness and with elevated body temperature.

The pectin compounds present in quince fruits are the reason why they have been used since ancient times as a medicine for intestinal diseases accompanied by diarrhea. Quince decoction and juice are one of the effective remedies for anal fissures.

And fresh and dried fruits have long been used to stop heavy uterine bleeding. In such cases, it is recommended to drink tea with chopped quince in it 3 times a day.

When quince seeds are placed in water and shaken, a mucilage is formed, which is successfully used as an expectorant.

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