Berry bug (bug) is a perennial plant that grows easily even under adverse conditions (in the wild). It is common in Primorsky Krai, Kamchatka, Khabarovsk, as well as in the Kuriles and Japan. This little red berry is extremely useful. Let's talk about it in more detail.
Klobovka is a plant with branching shoots. His kidneys develop directly on the shoots located near the ground. This structure helps the plant to survive under the most unfavorable conditions.
In winter, shoots are covered with snow. In summer, from the strong sun, they are covered with dead remains. The leaves change color several times a season, from green-green to purple-red.
Klopovka is a berry that prefers marshes, slopes of spruce and fir forests and deciduous forests with mosses. On Sakhalin, it begins to bloom in the middle of summer with pink bells. Berries are bright red, with a characteristic smell.
Planting and reproduction
To grow in the garden, she is picked up the perfect place. The site should be illuminated by direct sunlight and at the same time have shading. The plant should be watered constantly. If there is no such place, then they put him in the penumbra. Klopovka is a berry that loves acidic light soil. And it is even better to prepare peat with sand and put this compound on a square meter, where the bug is then planted. The exact composition is selected depending on the type of soil available on the site.
The berry reproduces by seeds and vegetatively. In the first case, the seeds are cleaned, left in cold water for half a day, after which they are cleaned in the refrigerator. The fruit contains up to 34 seeds. It is desirable to plant them in the near future, as long-term storage sharply reduced the chances of germination.
In the vegetative mode, the place where the bug (berry) grows, is cut with a shovel and placed with the ground on the selected plot of land in the garden, having prepared it and fertilized it.
Klopovka does not like stagnant water at the roots. Therefore, watering the plant is small. Periodically weed the soil and pour peat into it. This fertilizer, among other things, helps fight weeds. It is better to add it in autumn. In spring and during flowering, other fertilizers are fed (with potassium and nitrogen content).
Berry bug on Sakhalin grows in other places, differing in a harsh climate, is not afraid of frosts if it is covered with snow. But if it is not there, even at low minus temperature, shoots are in danger of being damaged. Therefore, when grown on sites with other weather conditions, the plant is covered.
Berry bug, the photo of which is presented in the article, is slowly growing. For seven years she will need to reach eight centimeters. It begins in 5-6 years in May and June. On a small bush with branches, located at the ground, there are brushes with 2-3 flowers: pink bells with yellowish corollas. From the middle of summer berries appear under the umbrellas. In appearance they resemble cranberries. But the taste is peculiar. At first it seems that the berries are sweet. Then, a sour taste is felt. But after the berry is chewed, there is a bitterish-brackish taste in the tongue.
In the middle of summer, you should be especially careful, as at this time on the leaves and twigs there is a fungus that damages the plant. If this is found, the affected areas are removed to avoid further spread of the disease.
In addition to the fact that bug - a berry, the medicinal properties of which are highly valued, this is a beautiful plant. Therefore, the effort is worth it to grow it on your site.
Berry berries (bug): useful properties
Berry is endowed with many useful properties. It contains many flavonoids - substances that promote vascular strengthening. Due to this, anti-edematous, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic action is provided.
The bug is also rich in ascorbic acid, which accounts for up to 100 mg per 100 g of berries. This amount is several times greater than in comparison with the famous citrus, known suppliers of vitamin C in the body. Considering the fact that in the mountainous regions of the Far East there is a clear lack of vitamins, this berry becomes a salvation.
Due to the high content of tannins and benzoic acid, it can be stored for a long time without treatment. Thanks to these components, the berry has a tonic, antipyretic and diuretic effect. Especially strong ozdoravlivayuschee action is achieved with inflammation of the genitourinary system.
The most vitamins and trace elements in the bug when it reaches full maturation. Hanging on the bush berry continue for a long time. However, in an overripe form, as well as in green, in them there are much fewer biologically active substances in comparison with mature and ripe ones.
Klopovka is a berry that is used together with sugar. With its application, digestion improves, colds disappear, tonic and immunostimulating effects are achieved, blood pressure is lowered. Therefore, in a hypertensive crisis, it literally saves a person.
For medicinal purposes, it is useful to use fresh juice in a tablespoon. Not only berries are useful, but also the leaves of the fruit.
Klopovka is much interested in breeders. Work has begun on the cultivation of the plant. And on private sites for a long time it is being grown, and in some cases successfully.
Application in folk medicine
The plant is widely known in folk medicine. In addition to fruits, seeds and leaves are used. From the bugs prepare broths, tinctures and other medicinal forms. With the help of her treat:
- female diseases;
- hypertrophy of the prostate;
Here's the way to prepare the broth. One tablespoon of herbs pour a glass of boiling water and put on a water bath for a quarter of an hour. Then they insist another thirty minutes and take a tablespoon three times a day, before eating. It helps with female and male diseases.
The infusion is prepared as follows. Two tablespoons of dry herbs pour 0.7 liters of boiling water, cover with a lid, cover with a blanket and leave for two hours. Then they drink half the glass three times a day, one third of an hour before a meal. It helps with prostatic hypertrophy.
It is known the use of seed powder inside and the use of fresh grass externally, for example for getting rid of warts.
Admirable reviews about this berry, users leave, speaking about its medicinal capabilities, about decorative properties. Residents of the middle zone of Russia are trying to grow it on their sites. Who does not want to have such a useful and beautiful berry grown on its own?