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The healing power of blackberry leaves

  1. Everyone knows blackberries, but few realize that young shoots of the blackberry bush can also be eaten. In addition, blackberry leaf is often used in tea mixes. Young, dried blackberry leaves are mainly used to provide a tea mix with more medicinal properties. Blackberry is a mild diuretic agent and can help to remove waste products from the body, it helps with mild diarrhea, it can cure stomach lining and it has the ability to expel hemorrhoids.

Contents:

  1. Traditional use Food as a control against blackberry bush Naming Blackberry leaves as a basis for tea mix Active substances Blackberry leaf as an astringent Blackberry leaves in mouth and throat infections Blackberry leaf for blood purification Dose and safety Visit a doctor or herbalist

Traditional use

  1. A blackberry leaf gargle is traditionally used to dissolve inflammation in the mouth and pharynx; the efficacy of this use has been confirmed by scientific research.

Food to combat blackberry bushes

  1. Even the root of blackberry can be eaten; it must be cooked for a long time. The blackberry bush is considered by many experts to be a nasty plant that grows too fast. But those who enjoy the leaves to make tea, the fruits to eat and to make jams and sauces and the nutritious carrot to eat gives the blackberry bush hardly a chance to develop as a proliferating plant.

Naming

  1. In Latin blackberry is called rubus fruticosus.

Blackberry leaves as a basis for tea mix

  1. Of blackberry leaves the young leaves or the young shoots are used. You can dry these for later use. You can then powder them and put them in a closed jar. You can make your own herbal tea together with other dried leaves. Other examples of herbs that you can dry include: nettle, dandelion leaf, wild strawberry leaf, plantain leaf, elderflower, mint, lemon balm, thyme, marjoram and lavender.

Active ingredients

  1. The leaf and fruit of the blackberry bush is used for phytotherapeutic purposes. The healing power of blackberries is not completely unknown to many. Here, only the healing power of the leaves of the blackberry bush is discussed. These leaves contain the following active substances: tannins such as dimeric ellagitannins, organic acids including succinic, oxalic, apple, succinic, citric and lactic acids, flavonoids, of which quercetin is the most important, triterpenes, inositol and vitamin C. Furthermore, the blackberry leaf contains hydroquinone, arbutin, traces of essential oil and methyl salicylate.

Blackberry leaf as an astringans

  1. Blackberry leaf has astringent or astringent properties. In addition, there are styptic properties to be discovered in the blackberry leaf. It is not a strong natural medicine and therefore blackberry leaves should only be used for mild forms of ailments. Some phytotherapists prescribe it for mild forms of:

Blackberry leaf for mouth and throat infections

  1. Blackberry leaf can be used as a mouthwash for gum and other mouth infections. For this you make a strong infusion that allows you to cool. Then you can gargle or rinse your mouth. The tannins or tannins in blackberry leaf provide an anti-inflammatory effect. It is used by phytotherapists at:

Blackberry leaf for blood purification

  1. Dried and powdered blackberry leaves are often found in herbal teas of a medicinal nature. Blackberry leaves have a diuretic or diuretic effect. In addition, it is blood purifying. Together with its anti-inflammatory properties, blackberry leaves can be prescribed by phytotherapists and herbalists for the following indications:

Dose and Safety

  1. There are a number of ways to use this medicinal plant. Blackberry leaves are a safe medicine. No side effects are known at the therapeutic doses below.

Visit a doctor or herbalist

  1. Much of the information about the medicinal plant referred to in this article comes from Geert Verhelst's book Great Handbook of Medicinal Plants. That is a handbook in phytotherapy. However, it is not suitable for self-healing. Anyone who is bothered by something should visit a doctor or phytotherapist for a proper diagnosis and choice of the best remedies, tailored to your personal situation. The knowledge and science mentioned here is of a purely informational nature.



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