Gilaburu is a shrub-shaped, dwarf tree. It generally grows in Central Anatolia. It has round fruits in the form of red clusters. These fruits are collected in autumn. It has a bitter taste when first collected. It is pickled in water. It loses its bitterness after about a month. In this way (5-15 degrees) it can maintain its freshness for 1 year.
It contains high amounts of vitamin C and anti-oxidant substances. As mentioned before, fruits that had a bitter taste at first lose their bitterness in the brine. In this form, it has become drinkable. Daily drinkable amount is extracted from the brine, squeezed, diluted by adding water and drunk by adding sugar if desired. What should be noted here is that the squeezed fruit should be consumed on the same day.
It has a sour taste. This sour taste can be eliminated by adding sugar and water. The taste may seem a little strange to those who use it for the first time.
Fruit: gilaburu, which is collected in autumn and consumed after being pickled, is useful not only in kidney diseases but also in the treatment of many diseases. Gilaboru, whose shells are boiled, can be used in the treatment of many diseases such as asthma, rheumatism, high blood pressure, epilepsy, mumps, postpartum spasms and sleep disorders.
Gilaboru juice is also good for gallbladder diseases and some liver diseases. Harvard Medicine School’s research in America is still ongoing regarding the positive effects of gilaborum in reducing some cancer tumors.
Bark: Gilaburu tree bark deserves to be mentioned with respect due to its positive effect against cramps and muscle tension. It is generally used in two areas:
First; These are problems with the ovaries and uterine muscles. The herb soothes the uterus and thus ends the painful cramps during menstruation. By acting in the same way, it can also prevent possible miscarriages.
The second area of use is to control excessive menstrual bleeding and menopause-related excessive bleeding.
How to use: Add half or a teaspoon of finely chopped branch bark to a medium-sized glass of cold water, heat it to boiling point and strain it after boiling for 10-15 minutes. 3 cups freshly brewed tea drink without cooling.
It is used against uterine and ovarian pain and against the risk of possible miscarriage by mixing equal parts with valerian root tea.
Gilaburu tea prepared with half a teaspoon of gilaburu bark in half a glass of water is consumed by boiling half a teaspoon of valerian root with half a glass of boiling water and mixing it equally with valerian root tea that is steeped for 10 minutes.
Tincture: Viburnum opulus D1, D2 or D3 dilution is taken by adding 25-30 drops 3 times a day to half a coffee cup of warm water.
It is effective against all the ailments mentioned above.
Prof. Dr. Zeynelov stated that the timely collected gilaburu plant cures hemorrhoid disease within 3-5 days.