Black chokeberry

(Aronia melanocarpa)

The black chokeberry is a magician with a natural talent, hiding under the leaves of the bush and awaiting her grand entrance. For some, this never comes, since the astringent taste and harsh appearance of the fresh berries scares away the sweet-toothed. Only those in the know appreciate the chokeberry’s contribution to our health. 150 ml of chokeberry juice a day improves well-being, scares away headaches and helps you work harder.

  • cleanse, strengthen and tone the body
  • reduce emotional tension
  • expand and strengthen blood vessels
  • promote brain activity
  • lower blood pressure
  • encourage appetite and digestion
  • normalize thyroid function
  • eliminate radioactive substances
  • contribute to regenerative processes in muscle and bone tissue
  • impede the development of dysentery and staphylococcal infection agents

The regular use of chokeberries helps prevent and recover from illnesses such as:

  • hypertension
  • diabetes
  • kidney disease
  • poisoning
  • gastritis with reduced gastric acid levels
  • rheumatism
  • hepatitis
  • skin diseases
  • allergies

Avoid excessive consumption of chokeberries in the case of:

  • gastritis with high stomach acid content
  • stomach or duodenal ulcers
  • low blood pressure
  • thrombosis
  • In Estonia, Latvian-grown chokeberries are used in the preparation of blood pressure lowering medication for heart patients.
  • Chokeberries contain a lot of colour pigment. AS Latvijas Balzāms used to use chokeberry juice as a colouring agent for wines, and they are still used in baking today.