wild blackberry (Rubus fruticosus L)

wild blackberry (Rubus fruticosus L) leaves fruits of the forest healthy medicinal natural

« Some of the finest syrup to ease throat pain can be made with the simple blackberry »

Common name(s): blackberry, bramble, dewberry, goutberry, thimbleberry

Family: Rosaceae

Origin: North America, Europe, Asia

Parts used: leaves, roots, fruits

Constituents: tannins, ellagitannins, flavonoids, high levels of anthocyanins and other phenolic compounds, gallic acid, villosin, starch, calcium oxalate, vitamin C, B, niacin (nicotinic acid), pectin, anthocyanins, berries albumin, citric acid, malic acid

Therapeutic actions: astringent, antioxidant, antimicrobial 

Organs or systems affected: gastrointestinal system, respiratory system, skin, mouth, bones

Main medicinal uses:

  • aids digestion
  • soothes sore throats
  • treats eczema, wounds and cleans skin
  • improves brain health
  • helps support gum health
  • strengthens the bones

Counterindications: Although effective as an herbal astringent to control bleeding, blackberry leaf should not be used for an extended period because its high astringency may inhibit menstrual bleeding and may cause constipation or diarrhea

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