Unfortunately, few ancient recipes have been preserved exactly as they were consumed and intended at the time of their invention. But the blueberry wine, a popular beverage in the ancient places of today’s England, France or Spain, has a different story. It was transmitted from generation to generation and mainly because it was considered more than an alcoholic drink; it was treated and perceived almost as a magic potion.
Even from the oldest times, blueberry wine was known for its great benefits in blood circulation, memory problems, headaches, dizziness and many other problems. This is why, even today, blueberry wine is one of the few alcoholic beverages that doctors recommend (in moderate amounts, of course) for a good health condition. In the end, what could not be good in this mixture? Wine is known to have a positive impact on blood circulation, while blueberries have been included on the list of super foods (precisely for their great nutritional value).
But let’s have a closer look at the list of health benefits of this fantastic drink.
Health benefits of blueberry wine
The first benefit that usually comes to anyone’s mind concerns the stomach or digestive problems. This drink is and has long been used to treat bowel inflammation, indigestion and prevent gastritis, ulcer and other chronic and acute stomach diseases.
Another important benefit is that this mixture can regulate the microflora, control the necessary bacteria and destroy the destructive ones. Consequently, it can help you boost your immunity and keep your organism strong and capable to fight certain problems (a disease or the generally weak period that follows a surgery). In the end, we can’t forget about its great impact on liver functions.
In these situations (but in many others as well) blueberry wine can be consumed as long as it does not interfere with the regular medical treatment. In the end, we must not forget that we are talking about an alcoholic drink that remains beneficial only as long as it is consumed in moderation.
Blueberry wine recipe
- 1 l homemade wine
- ½ kg blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- ½ l alcohol (50% alcohol)
- ½ kg juniper berries
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup honey
Using a Mason jar, start by placing the berries and wine in it. Leave the jar like this in the fridge for about two days. After that, add the rest of the ingredients. Be careful to dissolve the sugar before adding it in the jar. Let the recipient in a dark room at the normal room temperature for at least one week.
When the beverage is ready, you can begin your treatment. The best way to benefit from it is to take about 4-5 tablespoons of it in the morning (right after waking up) and in the evening (right before going back to bed). Consume both the blueberries and the liquid. Repeat this process for at least three days in a row. Return after other three days. Go on like this for as long as you feel necessary for your health condition.