Aronia originated from the eastern parts of North America. As food and medicine, aronia first began to be used by North American Indians. They used fresh fruits of aronia as food and the dried fruits were used in winter as food and medicine against gastric and intestinal discomfort and diarrhea. Apart from ripe fruits, Indians used the leaves and bark of aronia for preparing tea was balmy against diarrhea and to stop wound bleeding.
Ripe fruits of aronia contain large amounts of nutrients and herbal ingredients. Including biofenoli, tannin, falvonoids, anthocyanins, vitamin A, C, Q, B9, B6, B2, E, calcium, tin, iron, manganese, iodine, phosphorus…
The fruits of black aronia are real vitamin bomb. Birds eat them even when they are red. Perhaps this is due to the fact that this fruit is more visible when it is red than when it is black.
Medicinal properties of aronia
Aronia improves circulation in the body, thereby improves the blood supply to vital tissues and organs. Aronia purifies the blood, lower blood pressure, blood sugar levels, helps with atherosclerosis and inflammation of veins.
Aronia improves the function of the endocrine glands and regulates the excretion of hormones. It is especially good for the thyroid gland, because it improves its function and regulates secretion of its hormone, which helps in the diseases of the thyroid gland and goitre.
Aronia is good for digesting food. Reduces spasms and pain in the stomach, reduces inflammation of the lining of the stomach, which helps in the treatment of stomach ulcer and gastritis. Also, calms spasms and pain in the intestines, reduces inflammation of the lining of the intestines and stops diarrhea.
Aronia improves the work of our liver and the excretion of bile and helps the liver to neutralize toxins. It is a natural remedy for inflammation and other diseases of the liver, inflammation of the gallbladder, bile stones and jaundice.
Russian scientists’ research showed that this fruit enhances the excretion of heavy metals and some radioactive elements from the body. Because of its preventive and medicinal effect of mature fruits of aronia, Russian scientists declared aronia a healing herb.
It is known that after the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, the aronia berries have been used to mitigate the health discomfort of irradiated persons.
Aronia teas and juices are very healing and restorative drinks that strengthens immunity and immunity towards infections. Have beneficial effect in anemia as well.