Quince for Health – Remedy for Heart, Stomach, Tonsils and Respiratory Tracts
Scented quince (Cidonia oblonga) serves as a symbol of fertility for thousands of years. In ancient times the bride and groom should have eaten this fruit for their marriage to be fertile and happy.
It is less known that the name “marmalade” comes from the Portuguese word for quince – marmeleiro. So, at the beginning the jam was made only by quince. However, you shouldn’t see only as a decorative fruit but also as a remedy.
Content and healing power
Fruits, seeds and leaves of quince are used for remedy. You can prepare the seed’s mucus with putting the seeds in water, and with this liquid you can heal wounds made of long-time lying of the sick ones, for healing skin burns and as a remedy for inflamed eyes and cracked skin.
Thanks to the mucus and pectin, quince is good for healing throat inflammations and mucous membrane of tonsils and respiratory tract.
The mucus is also used in cosmetics industry for making lotions and skin cremes.
Against inflammation of mucous membrane of intestines and stomach drink boiled quince which can stop diarrhea.This fruits contain mucosal elements like: oils, pectin, vitamin C, amygdalin and phosphor acid.
Quince is rich in fiber: it contains vitamin C, B complex vitamins thiamin, riboflavin and pyridoxine, as well as zinc, calcium, magnesium and copper.
The high concentration of fiber helps losing weight. There is no better remedy for intestinal or stomach problems than quince compote. Quince juice helps for cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders, and its antioxidants reduce the risk from cancer.
Quince can be used as room freshener: simply put the quince in the room you want to scent.
Because of the high percent of mucus, seeds of quince heal and hydrate the skin and regulate the process of natural hydration. Because of that quince is more often represented in cosmetics.
Seeds for tea
In the oral use, quince seeds tea helps in relieving stress and insomnia. It also helps with inflammation of mouth and throat. Put one teaspoon of quince seeds in a glass of water and leave it overnight. Drink from the liquid three glasses a day.