Plum certainly deserves attention as a medicinal plant. Plum is a natural hybrid of plum and sloe. Plum belongs to the genus of stone fruit plants, which includes in addition to plum species such as peach, cherry, apricot, almond and others. To date, not one hundred kinds of plums are known, which are distributed mainly in the northern temperate latitudes of the globe.
Nutritive properties of plum:
The benefits of plum have been known for a very long time. Plum is rich in minerals, vitamins and other important substances for the life of the body. On average, 100 grams of garden plum fruit contains 30 kcal. It is also rich in proteins, carbohydrates, dietary fibers, free organic acids, potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, chromium, zinc, iodine, manganese, copper, fluorine, provitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, C and E. Especially a lot in the discharge of vitamin P and substances of P-vitamin action, contributing to lower blood pressure, as well as strengthening the walls of blood vessels. It is also important that vitamin P is retained in the sink even after its processing.

List of vitamins:

Vitamin A is involved in oxidation-reduction processes, regulation of protein synthesis, promotes normal metabolism, functions of cellular and subcellular membranes, plays an important role in the formation of bones and teeth, as well as fat deposits, is necessary for the growth of new cells, slows down the aging process.

Systemic thiamine deficiency is a causal factor in the development of a number of serious disorders, the leading place in which the lesions of the nervous system occupy. The complex of consequences of thiamine deficiency is known as the beriberi disease.

Vitamin B2 is necessary for the formation of erythrocytes, antibodies, for the regulation of growth and reproductive functions in the body. It is also necessary for the health of the skin, nails, hair growth and in general for the health of the whole organism, including the function of the thyroid gland.

Vitamin B3 dilates the small blood vessels (including the brain), improves microcirculation, has a weak anticoagulant effect, increasing the fibrinolytic activity of the blood. It has detoxification properties.

Vitamin B9 is essential for the growth and development of the circulatory and immune systems. This vitamin is necessary for the creation and maintenance of healthy cells in a healthy state, so its presence is especially important during periods of rapid development of the body and in early childhood.

Vitamin C is used as a restorative and stimulating immune system for various diseases (colds, oncological, etc.), and also prophylactically with insufficient intake of food, for example, in the winter-spring period.

Vitamin E prevents the formation of thrombi and promotes their absorption. It also improves fertility, reduces and prevents hot flashes in the menopause. Vitamin E is also used in cosmetology to preserve youthful skin, it promotes skin healing and reduces the risk of scar tissue formation.

Vitamin K plays a significant role in the metabolism of bones and connective tissue, as well as in healthy kidney work. In all these cases, the vitamin is involved in the assimilation of calcium and in ensuring the interaction of calcium and vitamins D and B, in other tissues, for example, in the lungs and in the heart.