Prunes are dried black plums. Even the ancient healers knew well some useful properties of dried plum. It quenched thirst, served as a mild laxative, helped with constipation, and was also widely used to stop nausea and vomiting.
Prunes are a very useful product. Its usefulness, or rather, natural uniqueness, lies in a number of properties that can not be found in other fruits. First, it is one of the most effective means for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and hypertension. Secondly, prunes contain 1.5 times more potassium than in bananas. Potassium, as is known, is necessary for the proper functioning of the kidneys. Thirdly, prunes are the richest antioxidant fruit. Antioxidants contribute to increased immunity, as well as resistance to the body. Fourth, prunes absorb free radicals that destroy the body. This is an excellent prevention of cancer. Fifth, prunes prevent the development of harmful bacteria. And this is far from a complete list of useful properties of a prune at first glance.