By Liliana Usvat
Plums may have been one of the first fruits domesticated by humans.Three of the most abundant cultivars are not found in the wild, only around human settlements: Prunus domestica has been traced to East European and Caucasian mountains, while Prunus salicina and Prunus simonii originated in Asia. Plum remains have been found in Neolithic age archaeological sites along with olives, grapes and figs
The fruit Prunus armeniaca gained its name from the beliefs of Pliny the Elder, a Roman historian and scientist of the first century, who maintained the apricot was a kind of a plum, and had originally come from Armenia.
Armenian sources support their claims by referring to a 6,000-year-old apricot pit found in an archaeological site near Yerevan.
Other historians point to Mesopotamia as a clue to the Latin name. Apricots were cultivated in Mesopotamia, and it was known as armanu in the Akkadian language, but this did not refer to Armenia as that is not the name by which that geographic region was known in the Akkadian language.
Plum – therapeutic properties :
It is used as a laxative , emollient , diuretic easy , but especially is an excellent regulator of bowel and liver stimulant lazy .
Relieves inflammation of the liver. Folk medicine uses plums and an enlarged spleen. The resulting liquid from the decoct of dried plum drink morning and evening fruit decoct is consumed.
Patients with cardiovascular disease can be treated with natural remedies plums, which are useful in hypertension, thrombophlebitis (Plum copper does not allow them to form clots and dissolve existing ones) and atherosclerosis.
Plums regenerates and stimulates the nervous system activity, are useful in anemia, fatigue, renal disease, cancer (preventive), cellulite, hemorrhoids, hypercholesterolemia, gout, inflammation of the spleen and even menopause (because it contains boron which helps a lot in retaining estrogen).
How to use
- Plume juice : put 15-20 plumes in a cup of warm water. Allow one day, and drink at bedtime. It is a good laxative .
- Broth : boil some plumes in a cup of water. Allow to cool . Drink on an empty stomach is a good laxative .
- It can make a sweetened sauce that has the same effect .
- As a bowel stimulant and lazy liver use dried plums . This is achieved in that plums boiling water for 2-3 hours , which is also changed 3-4 times. Plums consumed hot or warmed gently in warm water .
- Syrup : select 100 g plum pulp is put in 150 ml alcohol 60 ° and take one day. It then makes a syrup 330 ml of water and 770 ml is poured into sugar plum . Use cateo teaspoon after meal as a laxative , emollient , diuretic
- For cranky children can be given daily an infusion obtained from a plum and fig per 100 ml of water.
- Good laxative for those suffering from hemorrhoids, but not colitis. Consumed as such, especially in the morning or early meal, 8 to 20 pieces is enough laxative effect.
- In cosmetics, can be used as a mask for oily skin with enlarged pores. Crushed plum mask allow 20 minutes per side.
- Plum and oak bark is boiled to pick your hemp seed and decoct is held in the mouth against toothache.
- Treatment of intestinal worms (pinworms, roundworms) – apply on children with intestinal worms belly poultices with a mixture of fresh plum leaves, finely chopped hard wine vinegar and ash wood stove. For adults 8 plumes soaked in water for 12 hours, then cook them without sugar 10 minutes. During boiling add half a lemon. Eat cooked plumes in the morning on an empty stomach. Also, drink water when cooked plums, 2 cups in the morning and two in the afternoon. Another way to get rid of pinworms is to boil to 30 plum green leaves in a liter of water for 15 minutes and then drink three cups a day, the first on an empty stomach.
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