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From Siberia With Health

Hawthorn liqueur is not just a delicious, fragrant and pleasant-colored drink, but also a great folk remedy for the treatment and prevention of many diseases. In moderation, experts recommend using it for migraines, exhaustion of the central nervous system, increased cholesterol in the blood and other ailments.

Most often, amateur winemakers use in the preparation of liqueur not only the hawthorn berries themselves, but also flowers with leaves. As a result, whatever recipe the winemaker uses, he will receive a high-quality and pleasant-tasting alcoholic drink at the end. Which recipe the home master chooses will depend on their personal preferences.

Classic liqueur recipe.

Most winemakers follow the classical, traditional Siberian technology of making hawthorn liqueur, which involves the use of the following ingredients:

  • Dry hawthorn fruits "Siberian Green" – 1 oz.
  • Alcohol – 100 ml.
  • Granulated sugar – 10 oz.

The ancient doctrine of herbal medicine of Siberian shamans.

Decoction of some plants is drunk instead of tea, as people say: "If the body requires it". Herbs that are in the house are used everywhere for this purpose: shilajit (mumijo), birch leaves, goatweed, chamomile, Chaga (Inonotus obliquus), rosehip, raspberry leaves, currant, etc. Usually, they are folded dry into a pillowcase, a bag, birch bark tuesques and brewed, drunk as tea or instead of water. The decoction is usually consumed only during the day.

Some plants are used in the treatment of specific diseases. In Taimyr (northern Siberia), indigenous tribes use dwarf birch leaves as an anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agent for mosquito bites. The bitten places are rubbed with freshly picked green leaves.

In the places of residence of the Evenk tribes (related to the Inuit), bath brooms are made from birch branches with leaves, a decoction of leaves in the form of tea is drunk with sore throat and cough; dry leaves are put in the bath and lie in them "if a cold wind blows through".

The tribes of the Nenets (Yamal Peninsula) with rheumatism (pain in the bones) burned a piece of birch growth (Chaga) on the patient's body. It was believed that the resulting easily healing wound, distracting bad juices from the diseased part of the body, bring relief to the patient.

Moss is especially popular among Siberian indigenous peoples. "Nyada" is what the Nenets call it. It is taken out from under the snow, steamed, and applied as a compress to sore joints, and in case of a cold - to the back and chest. The Nenets of the Taimyr Peninsula suggests using a decoction of deer moss (lichen, Icelandic moss) as a tonic, astringent and anti-inflammatory agent, since, in their opinion, a gelatinous decoction of lichens regulates the activity of the gastrointestinal tract, stimulates appetite, enhances the secretion of gastric juice. The Finno-Ugric Khanty tribe brews it as tea and drinks it as an expectorant for coughing and pneumonia.

It is not for nothing that the intestine is called the conductor of our body, because the work of the whole organism as a whole and each organ, in particular, depends on its condition and functional activity. If there is any breakdown in our gastrointestinal tract, it is reflected not only indigestion. It may cause skin problems, chronic fatigue, and decreased immunity. For the colon to work properly, it is important to help it.

Senna herb decoction.

Senna herb is the most popular colon cleanser, it is included in herbal preparations for weight loss, due to its strong laxative properties. The popularity of senna can be explained by the fact that the herb has a positive effect on the kidneys and liver, it helps the rapid movement of food through the intestines, it's effective cleansing.



Prunes contain a lot of pectins. This is a polysaccharide that attracts moisture and retains it in the colon. Due to this effect, the feces increase in size begins to press on the walls of the organ. The tone of smooth muscles increases, the intestine secretes a secret for enhanced excretion of feces from the body.

Sea buckthorn.

The recipe for a decoction for Colon detox is quite simple: you need to pour the seeds into a saucepan and pour boiling water over it. Then you need to boil it over low heat for 10 minutes.