Quince is a fruit that can be found in the US and in Europe and other parts of the world during the fall and winter months… and Quince has many great health benefits.
Quince is full of lots of amazing nutrients — such as Vitamins A, C, B’s, low in fat, high in fiber, also contains folate and minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, copper, selenium, zine, and magnesium. Quince also has a good amount of potassium thus helping to lower your blood pressure.
Quince has lots of antioxidant capabilities (Quince contains poly-phenolic compounds that are very powerful antioxidants.) which are able to fight off free radicals and slow the aging process… also helping to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes too.
And new studies have shown that Quince has great anti-viral capabilities… more studies are being done. Thus Quince can help protect you against colds and flues and other viral pathogens.
Quince helps those suffering from anemia, liver disease, cardiovascular disease, eye disease, asthma, other respiratory diseases… and it also works well for cystitis.
Quince is good for your health in general… and also works to lower cholesterol, helping to lower LDL or bad cholesterol.
And if you boil it or bake Quince it stops nausea and vomiting. Quince is a good astringent agent, and it’s antiseptic too… and it’s also a good diuretic helping to remove fluid build up.
Quince is great for peptic ulcers and in general soothes the GI tract. Quince works well for morning sickness, and mixed with honey is wonderful for colitis, diarrhea, and intestinal infections and constipation… and Quince syrup works well for hemorrhoids.
Quince contains a good amount of fiber so it’s great for lose weight.
In China the bark is used for ulcers, and the soaked and boiled seeds create a jelly that’s soothing for eye problems, inflammation of mucous membranes, and even sore throats.
And some studies show that Quince helps destroy malignant cells – cancer… plus Nika-S Quince juice also helps those suffering from stress.
Quince makes great jams, jellies, sauces, puddings, syrups, and even cakes.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist