Cranberry

Cranberry helps alleviate skin problems and this wonderful berry can be used by everyone. Cranberry has no contraindications in cosmetology.

Cranberry is a good solution to the problem of oily skin. Fold a piece of cheesecloth in five or six layers, dip it in freshly squeezed cranberry juice and place the cloth on your face after cleansing. Don’t cover the area around the eyes, nose or mouth. The lower eyelids must be protected with a greasy cream.  A cranberry mask also helps nourish dry skin. Mix 1 tsp. of freshly squeezed cranberry juice with 1 tsp. of greasy cream. A mix of fresh cranberry juice and egg white helps in the case of flaky skin. Mix the components well and apply to your clean face. The masks should be left on the face for 10-20 minutes and then removed carefully.

Cranberry is used to minimise large pores and alleviate skin irritation. The disinfecting properties of cranberry make it a good treatment for inflamed skin.

Cranberries are also widely used in cooking. They are a great ingredient for pastry fillings. Cranberries are also added to sauces served with meat. They are a tasty and vitamin-rich addition to the daily diet. However, food and drinks made only of cranberries have the biggest benefits. Cranberries are often used to make juice, jam, jelly and sauce. It is also possible to make cranberry kvass. Scald the berries in hot water and squash them with a wooden spoon. Add water and boil, then add sugar. Let the liquid cool down and dissolve yeast in it. Pour the liquid into a bottle, cork it and leave it to rest in a cool and dark place for three days.

A small cranberry shrub is as good as an entire pharmacy. Cranberry farms use cultivated plants with large fruit, which are as nutritious and healthy as the wild berries. However, their chemical composition is somewhat different. For example, cultivated cranberries contain more carbohydrates and flavonoids, but they contain fewer organic acids, especially ascorbic acid, than the wild plants. However, these differences have no significant impact on the nutritional or therapeutic properties of cranberries.

Cranberries picked in Estonia come from clean and environmentally friendly areas.