Blackberries have the same medicinal properties as raspberries. Even the Greek physician Dioscorides (1st century AD) used lotions from the decoction of its fruits and crushed leaves, which have bactericidal properties, for the treatment of lichens, eczema, ulcers and purulent wounds.
Blackberries contain vitamins A, C, B1, B2, K. In terms of the content of nicotinic acid, it is significantly superior to many other fruits and berries. Thanks to biologically active substances, blackberry has a capillary-strengthening, anti-sclerotic and anti-inflammatory effect.
Fresh fruits, infusions, decoctions of dry berries are used for pneumonia and acute respiratory diseases as an antipyretic and refreshing drink. Overripe berries can be used as a mild laxative, and unripe berries can be used as a fixative. Decoctions of leaves can be recommended for colds, and decoctions of roots - as a diuretic and anti-inflammatory. Tea made from berries and the berries themselves serve as a tonic and soothing agent for hysteria, neuroses.
Blackberry leaves, as well as a decoction of both fresh and chopped dry, contain up to 14% tannins, therefore they are used to eliminate hemoptysis, gastric hemorrhages, diarrhea, and dysentery. The infusion of the leaves helps with diseases of the upper respiratory tract, as well as an expectorant and soothing with increased excitability and insomnia. In addition, it is used for gastritis, cholecystitis, shortness of breath, flu. Leaf tea improves metabolism in diabetes.
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Leaves and their infusions are also used in the treatment of atherosclerosis and hypertension.
Infusion (50 g per 1 liter of boiling water, stand for 15-20 minutes, then filter through gauze) rinse your mouth and throat for stomatitis and tonsillitis.
There are reports of traditional medicine that blackberries can treat intestinal catarrh and other intestinal ailments, including diarrhea with blood. There was a beneficial effect of a pair of blackberry leaves together with marigold flowers (2: 1), 2/3 cup three times a day. Napar only from blackberry leaves (50 g per 1 liter of boiling water) is used externally for skin inflammation, eczema and for gargling.
In preparing the material, the following literature was used: DK Shapiro "Fruits and vegetables in human nutrition"; materials of the Institute of Ecology of the International Engineering Academy of the State Chernobyl Committee of Russia "Anti-radiation medicinal plants"; YP Laptev "Plants from A to Z". Household farm No. 8-2000.