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Blackberry is rather popular folk remedy that possesses the diuretic, toning, anti-inflammatory, febrifugal and easy laxative action. Blackberry well affects a state and work of all bodies, increases immunity and a metabolism.
Name: Blackberry bushy, but some authors call it also blackberry dense or brambleberry.
Latin name: Rubus fruticosus.
Botanical description: Blackberry is very close according to all the characteristics to raspberry. It is a semi-bush from family Pink. Stem escapes are covered with thorns and can be as lying, and to rise. Leaves at blackberry next, petiolar, an oval form also consist of 5-7 leaflets. White flowers are collected by a violet shade in small clustery inflorescences. Fruits can reach the size of 2,5 cm, and ripen in August. During maturing gradually change the coloring from greenish till bright red-brown color. And only fruits of black color are considered as ripened.
Distribution: Blackberry, as well as raspberry, is widespread in the countries of Europe with temperate or warm climate, almost across all territory of Russia, in the Caucasus and in Transcaucasia. Blackberry is cultivated for sale in America, and in Europe just grown up as garden culture. The plant can be met in the woods, on coast of the rivers and on cuttings down where it forms impassable prickly thickets.
Collecting and storage: With medical and other purposes most often pick completely ripened berries of blackberry, it is less leaves. Fruits scatter a small layer on trays, give 2-3 days to be slightly dried on the sun then continue to dry in an oven or an oven at a temperature not higher than 70 degrees. Leaves break in the spring, prior to blossoming of blackberry. Collected leaves at first close in glass jars before so far they will not begin to blacken, and then finally dry in the open air. The raw materials are stored no more than 1,5 years.
Chemical composition: Fruits of blackberry are natural carriers of a large amount of vitamins B, With, E and K, beta carotene, micro and macrocells (calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sodium, zinc and others), proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Also in blackberry antioxidants, the tannic and knitting substances, bioflavonoids, organic acids and many other biologically active agents were found.
Application in traditional medicine
Blackberry is rather popular folk remedy that possesses the diuretic, toning, anti-inflammatory, febrifugal and easy laxative action. Blackberry well affects a state and work of all bodies, increases immunity and a metabolism. Leaves of blackberry reduce sugar level in blood, strengthen walls of capillaries, interfere with formation of cholesteric plaques, normalize work of intestines — thanks to it the plant as much as possible prevents development of various diseases. Existence in blackberry of many useful substances, turns it into irreplaceable means for treatment of poisonings and dysentery, ulcers, neurosises, short wind, cold, pneumonia, diabetes, diseases of joints and kidneys, dermatological problems etc. Some researches showed that the use of berries of blackberry is capable to interfere with development of malignant tumors and atherosclerosis, and also positively influences on the brain robot (improves memory and thinking). Berries use in a crude or dried look, and also use for preparation of various drinks, dishes and add to tea.
Methods of application (direction of use and preparations)
Blackberry leaves at treatment of quinsy and stomatitis.
To fill in 4 tablespoons of the crushed leaves of 500 ml of boiled water, to allow to be drawn a little. To rinse an oral cavity several times a day. Blackberry leaves for treatment of diseases of a gastrointestinal tract. To fill in 250 ml of boiled water of 1 tablespoon of the crushed leaves and to insist about 3 hours in a thermos. To accept such infusion in 20 minutes prior to food 3 times a day. At an enterokolita and gastrointestinal bleedings it is recommended to accept infusion every 2 hour.
Naysta from blackberry leaves at diabetes.
To fill in 250 ml of boiled water of 1 tablespoon of well crushed leaves. To leave to be drawn in the warm place about 3 hours. It is necessary to drink infusion for half an hour to food on ½ glasses 3 times a day.
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