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Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) - Čaje bylináře Pavla Váni a léčivé rostliny

Aronia - Black chokeberry dried fruit - 50g

Aronia - Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) has a high concentration of polyphenols and anthocyanins, stimulating circulation, protecting the urinary tract and strengthening the heart. Chokeberry show exceptional activity in fighting cancer, lowers blood pressure, improves metabolism.

Français: L´aronia noir 
Español: Aronia nigra
Italiano: Aronia nera


  1. Description of herb

  2. Healing effects

  3. Preparation and dosing

  4. Side effects

Folk name

Aronia, Black chokeberry

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Latin (botanical) name

Aronia melanocarpa

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Store in a dry place at a temperature up to 25°C

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Description of herb

Aronia - Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) - biologically extremely valuable fruit that originates in the eastern part of North America. The Indians dried its fruits and pressed cakes from them for winter storage. It is a crop with great, as yet untapped potential.

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Healing effects

Aronia lowers blood pressure, relieves pain, improves metabolism, and is also suitable for diabetics. Dried chokeberry fruits are recommended as a remedy for atherosclerosis and gastritis and are suitable for the preparation of beverages and teas. It is proven that the consumption of chokeberry reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood of patients with atherosclerosis.

The speed of blood flow increases, which is important in the treatment of hypertension. All chokeberry products have an effect on the strengthening of capillaries. The effects of fetal action balance the processes of activity and attenuation in the brain and reduce emotional imbalance.

Dried chokeberry is an excellent remedy for kidney and stomach problems. A teaspoon of dried chokeberry or marmalade fruit can be used several times a day for kidney stones and rheumatism and to strengthen immunity.

Aronia fruits contain up to 400 micrograms of iodine per 100 g. This is an element desirable especially for pregnant and lactating women and children.

In children, iodine plays an important role in the development of the brain and intelligence, in the prevention of tooth decay and with other ingredients of chokeberry, as well as in strengthening the immune system.

In adults and children, iodine is important for thyroid function, hormonal balance and protection against radioactive iodine (high iodine content is close to kiwifruit).

Bioflavonoids support the action of vitamin C and often act synergistically with it. The fruits of chokeberry should be supplemented with vitamin C in fruits with a higher amount of vitamin C (eg sea buckthorn), especially when strengthening capillaries, treating hypertension, atherosclerosis, colds and pneumonia.

Consumption of fruits with a higher content of bioflavonoids is very suitable for stress, chronic pain, inflammation (including pneumonia) and sclerosis.

Rutin contained in the fruits of chokeberry is used to produce drugs against high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and gastric ulcers.

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Active substances

Dried chokeberry fruits contain large amounts

  • antioxidants
  • fruit acids
  • pectin
  • tannin
  • vitamin C
  • provitamin A
  • B vitamins
  • rutin (formerly known as vitamin P)
  • vitamins PP, B2, B9

Of the minerals, they have a high content of iron and microelements - such as: potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, boron, molybdenum, cobalt, iodine, fluorine, anthocyanin dyes, bioflavonoids, carotenes, pectins and tannins.

Sorbitol contains up to 3.5% - is a sugar substitute for patients with diabetes. Seedless fruits contain up to 400 micrograms of iodine per 100 g.

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Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, immunostimulatory

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Recommended at

Per oral use helps in these diseases and troubles

  • atherosclerosis
  • high blood pressure
  • lowers cholesterol
  • kidney stones
  • rheumatism
  • strengthening immunity
  • stress
  • chronic pain
  • inflammation, including pneumonia
  • sclerosis
  • thyroid disorders

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Preparation and dosing


Preparation: Cook one tablespoon of dried fruit in 1/4 liter of water for about 5 minutes.

Dosing : 3-4 times a day.



Preparation: 1 teaspoon (1.5 g) of cold dried fruit is macerated in 400 ml of water for 8-10 hours. Drain and drink during the day. Repeat every other day.

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Side effects

There are no known side effects or adverse reactions.

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REMEMBER: Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.