We have quinoa is considered a weed, and we're curing it on the cottages and gardens. But completely different opinion of it had the ancient Incas."Gold of the Incas"
Quinoa also called the "gold of the Incas" and the "Queen of cereals". She was not chosen accidentally by ancient civilizations as a sacred plant. In addition, what is quinoa allowed people to stay alive even in times of hunger (about the pancakes their grains quinoa, mixed with flour, we've read and heard from their grandmothers and great-grandmothers), quinoa brings a lot of benefits to the body, if it is right to consume.
Is available plant not just helped mankind in difficult periods of history. Useful simple meals with the addition of stems, leaves and ground seeds are saved from starvation, hypovitaminosis, diseases. Quinoa was cooking pancakes, makes up for the deficiency of protein and amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
The benefits of quinoa
Because of the content in the young shoots of the goosefoot large number of proteins, but its nutritional value is able to compete even with the products of animal origin. Vitamin E, C, potassium, rutin, mineral salts, carotene, essential oils, seventeen amino acids – all of it is composed of quinoa. Useful properties of this plant are widely used in folk medicine. It can have a restorative effect, assist in the treatment of gout, tumors, hemorrhoids and sciatica.
Broth quinoa can be used in diseases of the mouth and gums as a tonic. It is also able to act as a sedative, therefore, indicated for depression and neurosis. If you suffer from the cough or cold, to get rid of this problem will also help quinoa. Properties of plants promote expectoration and have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
The benefits of quinoa is high content in the plant amino acids, a reasonable balance of protein and gluten free. This plant contains all the nutrients necessary for human well-balanced and healthy diet.
The seeds of quinoa, prepared without any thermal treatment, can be used for chronic constipation and food poisoning, as a laxative or emetic. They also promote the excretion of toxins.
The leaves of the quinoa are able to exert a disinfecting action and to remove the antispasmodic pain. If the piece of paper applied to a wound it will stop bleeding and will not allow infection to enter the blood stream. Also, this plant can be used for getting rid of headaches and menstrual cramps. Steamed leaves of the quinoa used for the treatment of sciatica, applying them to the affected area.Tonic effect
Quinoa is a plant beneficial to the human body. Its leaves can serve us as an excellent source of minerals and vitamins. Experts believe that quinoa produces a bracing effect due to high content of carotene, vitamin C (or ascorbic acid) and seventeen of useful amino acids (some of them even are not synthesized in the body).Quinoa instead of meat
If people would stop eating animal meat, quinoa manifested itself as an unusual source of high quality complete protein containing all essential amino acids. Even wheat and rice can't compete with the swans, as they do not contain all the necessary components.Valuable fiber
Another advantage of quinoa is the amount of fiber. It has long been proven how important it is for the proper and smooth functioning of our intestines.
However, you should know that eating quinoa is not recommended for people who are diagnosed with urolithiasis or cholelithiasis.
In stores you can find Quinoa cereal, the price is extremely high – this is the seeds of quinoa.Medicinal properties
Quinoa is used in folk medicine for the topical treatment of diseases of the skin, mucous membranes, wounds, inflamed joints and rheumatism. As a General tonic young plants are used raw, boiled, stewed and pickled for food. For the treatment of chronic and acute diseases of the bronchi, cleansing and normalization of bowel function, relieve emotional stress, combat depression and neurosis are perfect infusions and decoctions.
As a preventive means the plant has gained prominence in cardiology. Rich in potassium and rutin provided wild spinach properties that are beneficial for the cardiovascular system: the herb prevents atherosclerotic changes in vessels and myocardial infarction.
Inconspicuous-looking a medicinal plant has a lot of advantages. The healing properties of quinoa appear:
Use in cooking
- wound healing;
- soothing effects.
Especially popular quinoa enjoys vegetarian cuisine. Vegetable soups, soup, mashed potatoes, meatballs, bread permanently retain a feeling of satiety due to the rich protein content in plants.
Useful qualities also manifest in the presence of vitamins and amino acids, improves metabolism, cleanses the body and normalize its functions. The lack of taste and smell of the quinoa remedied by adding to the dishes of herbs, onions and garlic. Dosage forms:Juice
For juice use the stems and leaves of young plants. You need mince green mass and then a good squeeze. Drink before meals for 1 tablespoon 3 times a day. The juice has special properties – improves peristalsis, cleanses the intestines and relieves constipation and worms. External use as a lotion accelerates the healing of wounds. Tea
A pinch of dried or fresh leaves pour a glass of boiling water. Infuse for 5-10 minutes. To achieve a pronounced sedative effect, you can add a bit of honey. Infusion
One tablespoon of crushed leaves pour 250 ml of boiling water. To insist 2 hours and drink 2-3 SIPS of up to 3 times a day. Useful extracts will relieve colic, bouts of dry cough and irritability. The broth
Quinoa is used for broths in dry form. Crushed leaves and stems pour 100 ml of boiling water over low heat and simmered a quarter of an hour. After straining the boiling water bring broth to the original volume. Receiving three times per day 1 tbsp. spoon broth helps with gout, rinse rid of sores and strengthen the gums, and irrigation contribute to the cure of thrush. Steamed quinoa
The healing properties of the steamed leaves of the quinoa appear to reduce joint pain with sciatica and edema. On the diseased joint is overlaid with a warm compress of steamed green mass of plants and well wrapped. To prolong the beneficial effects on inflamed tissue compress can be left on all night. How to get the seeds of the quinoa
To get your seeds of the quinoa plant do not touch until the autumn. To the shoots are not falling, they are attached to the support. In autumn the seed plant is cut and threshed. Keep in mind quinoa is prone to self-seeding. And it should not be allowed. Self-seeding can clog the plot. Quinoa seeds garden enclosed in plates about 1 cm in diameter, gathered in large paniculate inflorescences. The whole plant of garden weeds and leaves, and stalk, and these plates in the autumn of the same color: red-crimson. The whole Bush gives the impression of a large flower. Flower size of two meters! Where else can you see such beauty? published
Author: Galina Kislyakova
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