Author Victoria Dushkina.
Everything is useful in blackberries: juice, berries, roots, and leaves
Blackberries and raspberries are fairly close relatives. But if almost everyone knows about the benefits of the second, less attention is paid to the first. However, this is in vain: blackberries are no less useful: not only its berries, but also roots and leaves. Do you want to keep your health? Eat blackberries! Consider below its main useful properties.
Blackberry juice , containing the flavanoid cyanidin-3-O-glucoside, is a peroxynitrite scavenger and has a protective effect against endothelial dysfunction and vascular insufficiency caused by peroxynitrite.
This berry contains a huge amount of vitamins. Blackberries are especially rich in vitamin B. Minerals are also present:
potassium and others.
In addition, the berry is useful for fiber and fructose. The acids contained in it are able to support immunity.
Blackberry leaf teas and infusions are often used for stomach problems. So, they help with poisoning, ulcers and gastritis.
Medicinal properties of berries
Prevention of beriberi.
The introduction of blackberries into the diet has a positive effect on the immune system, urinary organs and joints, cerebral circulation.
Often the berry is “prescribed” to diabetics.
Blackberries are able to strengthen the nerves and ensure restful sleep.
Prevents the occurrence of cancer.
Helps with diarrhea and, on the contrary, with constipation.
Often blackberry juice is used to get rid of phlegm.
What are the benefits of blackberry leaves
Blackberry leaf infusions are good for heart patients and people with nervous disorders.
Helps women with menopause.
Sometimes such decoctions are used for fever.
Leaves can be applied externally for wounds, cuts, etc.
How can the root help?
Blackberry root tincture can improve the functioning of the digestive system.
It is also effective for bleeding.
Blackberry root gargles can be helpful in sore throats.
How to use blackberries
With irritability, anxiety and fatigue, an infusion should be made from two tablespoons of dried leaves, poured over a glass of boiling water. Let it brew for 30 minutes and strain. Drink no more than four glasses a day when you feel the need.
For lung diseases, problems with stool and anemia, you need to drink half a glass of freshly squeezed blackberry juice about four times a day. A mixture with honey will be especially effective.
For gastric diseases and problems with the liver, a decoction is made from two tablespoons of leaves, flowers and boiling water. Boil on fire for about ten minutes. Leave for 30 minutes to cool, strain and drink in a sip before meals.
To relieve the symptoms of menopause, an infusion is made from the root, crushed into a powder state. Drink one spoonful throughout the day.
For colds, dried berries are poured with a small amount of vodka. However, it is necessary to let the drink brew for about seven days before drinking it. Drink an infusion of fifty milliliters.
Can everyone eat blackberries?
Blackberries have no contraindications, except for allergies to it. In this case, the use of this berry can only harm.