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We study the beneficial properties of actinidia and contraindications for use

actinidia at their summer cottage This plant is becoming more and more popular every year in Russian gardens. And, if you have already decided to acquire one, you should carefully study the beneficial properties of actinidia and contraindications to its use..

Actinidia, along with ginseng, eleutherococcus and honeysuckle, came to us from the Far Eastern taiga. The genus of these plants has about 75 species, of which four species of actinidia grow in the Russian Far East, and only two are cultivated everywhere – kolomikta or arguta..

The well-known kiwi fruit is also the fruit of gourmet actinidia.

Read the article on the topic: honeysuckle – useful properties and contraindications for use.

Overview of Actinidia

matures actinidia All types of actinidia growing in our country are deciduous shrub vines. They are unpretentious and have good winter hardiness. These plants are highly decorative, in gardens they are often decorated with gazebos, fences, walls of buildings, or left to curl on a trellis. But it is bred most often because of its outstanding medicinal properties..

actinidia on a trellisThe undoubted useful properties of actinidia, as well as contraindications to it, were noted by the Russian academician and breeder I. V. Michurin, when he wrote that actinidia is not inferior in quality to grapes. But, if in grapes only berries are considered curative, then actinidia is all useful – berries, leaves, bark and roots.

What are the beneficial properties of actinidia

tinctures, decoctions, compote, actinidia jamThe main value of actinidia berries lies in the record content of ascorbic acid. In terms of the amount of this vitamin, the Far Eastern liana is second only to rose hips, surpassing citrus fruits and black currants. Berries also contain:

  • tannins and pectins, which have a positive effect on digestion and remove toxins from the body;
  • carotene, which improves vision;
  • vitamin P, which enhances the effect of ascorbic acid;
  • glycosides that have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system;
  • various trace elements and organic acids necessary for the body.

actinidia bloomsBerries, flowers, bark and leaves of creepers are used for gastrointestinal diseases, vitamin deficiency, anemia, pulmonary diseases, constipation, rheumatism and hypertension. It is also useful as a hemostatic, sedative, analgesic and restorative agent..

For the first time, a substance, unique in its action, was isolated from the fruits of the plant – actinidin. It restores the function of the heart muscle after a heart attack, reduces the likelihood of its re-damage and aids digestion.

The benefits of actinidia for weight loss

actinidia for weight lossThe berries of this miracle liana contain unique substances that, in combination, can effectively reduce weight. The benefits of actinidia for weight loss comes from its properties to remove toxins and toxins from the body, while simultaneously saturating them with essential vitamins and microelements. At the same time, 100 grams of fruits contain only 47 kilocalories..

Regular consumption of actinidia can quickly normalize weight with a balanced diet and sufficient physical activity.

Who is contraindicated in the use of actinidia?

actinidia is not good for everyoneThe benefits of actinidia far outweigh the potential harm from it. So, you need to use the fruits with caution in case of unstable stool, low blood pressure, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins and increased blood clotting. Ulcers and patients with gastritis with high acidity of gastric juice should eat actinidia berries only after consulting a doctor.

An unambiguous contraindication to use is individual intolerance, which can cause a strong allergic reaction.

The beneficial properties of actinidia, even briefly described, make it possible to assess its effect on health and on the body as a whole. If you have not found any contraindications to its use, try planting a healing vine on your site and you will always be provided with tasty and healthy berries..

Video about the medicinal properties of actinidia

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