Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Herbal medicine of blackberry

Blackberries rank very high among fruits for antioxidant strength due in large part to their dense contents of polyphenolic compounds, such as ellagic acid, tannins, ellagitannins, quercetin, gallic acid, anthocyanins and cyanidins.

As early as the 1st century CE, the physician Dioscorides recommended ripe blackberries in a gargle for sore throats.

The astringent blackberry root is sometimes used in herbal medicine, often boiled into tea, as a treatment for diarrhea and dysentery.

Blackberry leaves are recommended for gonorrhea, vaginal dischargers, recovery from childbirth, and ‘cholera infantum’ and old term for infant infectious diarrhea. In folk medicine, blackberry leaves have been long been used for washing and staunching wounds.

Blackberry leaves may be used as a mouthwash to strengthen spongy gum and ease mouth of ulcers.
Herbal medicine of blackberry
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