QUINCE, a symbol of love and fertility, but above all healthy – a real mine of antioxidants

They have been used in folk medicine for a long time, all over the world, but further scientific research is necessary to determine the medicinal properties of quince.

This fruit has moderate amounts of vitamin C and copper, as well as small amounts of B vitamins, iron, potassium and magnesium.

Quinces offer a wide range of nutrients with very few calories, and many of the benefits associated with quince can be attributed to the rich supply of antioxidants in this fruit.

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Antioxidants reduce metabolic stress, reduce inflammation and protect cells from damage by free radicals, the data show of the National Institute of Health in the USA.

Research suggests that some antioxidants in quince, including flavonols such as quercetin and kaempferol, reduce inflammation and protect against chronic heart disease, according to the Institute.

Quince is a good medicine that suppresses some of the most common symptoms during early pregnancy, such as nausea and vomiting.

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One study of 76 pregnant women found that one tablespoon (15 ml) of quince syrup was significantly more effective than 20 mg of vitamin B6 in reducing nausea during pregnancy, the US National Institutes of Health reported. Although these data are promising, more research is needed.

Quinces have long been used in traditional and folk medicine for the treatment of various digestive disorders.

Recent research suggests that quince extract may protect intestinal tissue from damage associated with inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis.

In a study on rats with ulcerative colitis, those who were given quince extract and juice had significantly reduced colon tissue damage compared to the control group, according to the Institute, which states that such effects need to be confirmed by research in which humans will participate. .

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Other research suggests that plant compounds in quince may help prevent and treat stomach ulcers.

Research has shown that quince juice slows down growth H. pyloria bacteria known to cause stomach ulcers.

A rat study, referred to by the Institute’s experts, revealed that quince extract also had a role in preventing alcohol-induced stomach ulcers.

Several studies also suggest that quince syrup may help control gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as acid reflux.

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A seven-week study of 80 children with acid reflux showed that daily administration of quince syrup was as effective as the drugs normally used to relieve the symptoms of the condition.

In addition, in a four-week study in which 96 children with acid reflux participated, the use of quince concentrate, along with traditional medicines, improved their condition. Symptoms such as vomiting, aversion to food, stomach pains are reduced…

Quinces can alleviate various allergy symptoms by suppressing the activity of certain immune cells responsible for allergic reactions.

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Some commercial allergy medicines combine lemon juice and quince fruit extract. Several small studies support its ability to prevent and treat mild allergic reactions, such as runny nose and asthma, and studies in mice, according to the US Institute of Health, suggest that quince fruit and seed extracts can prevent and treat allergic dermatitis.

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Although experts have cited numerous health problems, in the mitigation of which fruits such as quince can be helpful, they also emphasize that a lot of research and fundamental analysis is still needed in order to confirm all the mentioned benefits with certainty.

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