Aronia Berry Uses: The aronia berry or chokeberry (Photo Left by Gary) is commonly used to make juice. Along with the bilberry, cranberry, & other fruit and fruit juices, the chokeberry has several healthful properties. A 2004 animal-modeled study (Matsumoto et al) conducted at the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition Faculty of Human Life Science at Fuji Women’s University, showed that the antioxidant effects of chokeberry extract had a “gastro protective” effect in treating acute gastric hemorrhagic lesions in rats, suggesting it might be an effective natural treatment for severe stomach problems in humans, including ulcers. A 2003 study (Malik et al) conducted at the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, has provided preliminary indication of defense against colon cancer.
A 2002 animal-modeled study (Kowalczyk et al), conducted in the Department of Pharmacology of the Military Medical Academy, Lodz, Poland, tested anthocyanins from the aronia berry. The study concluded that aronia berry anthocyanins might be useful in combating “oxidative stress” in cardiovascular patients. Yet another study (Simeonov et al, 2002) conducted at the Medical University in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, found that chokeberry juice without sugar added (artificially sweetened) was “a valuable adjunct” to treating patients with diabetes. Another Bulgarian study (Borissova et al, 1994) showed that chokeberry juice, due to its anthocyane flavonoids, had an anti-inflammatory value, when inflammation was induced by histamine & serotonin. Additional studies have been conducted, either proving or hinting at possibilities of staggering health benefits for blood circulation, urinary tract health, heart health and gastrointestinal health.
If people would incorporate more fruit into their diet, & especially such high-antioxidant phenolics in fruits & fruit juices, as can be had from blueberries, cranberries, chokeberries & the like, they might actually obtain many of the benefits they need!
Native Americans used the berries for medicinal purposes, dyes for clothing, and for preserving meats and other foods.
Aronia berries have been proven to:
- improve circulation
- strengthen blood vessels
- suppress viruses
- act an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic within the human body
Juice from the aronia berry prevents the formation of free radicals, just one aronia berry uses. Free radicals cause chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular ailments.
New research has shown that aronia berries uses are:
- May offer protection for human blood vessels
- Contains rich amounts of flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyyanis and powerful anti-oxidants
- Are a strong relaxing agent of the smooth muscle found in arteries
- Play a major role in keeping the blood pressure from becoming dangerously high
- Help prevent spasms in blood vessels
- Inhibit the development of blood clots and the early process of atherosclerosis
- Are very potent in helping relax the arteries, aiding blood flow, and protecting the coronary arteries from oxidant injury
- Are five to ten times more potent than cranberries for urinary tract health
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