Blackberries have no thorns for our health

Josep Monter Martinez’s photo in Pixabay   The blackberry, particularly the wild one, delights kids and adults and your body will thank you.

The small black berries that melt in the mouth to give us a delicious sweet and sour taste, make the happiness of children and adults, are a real relic for our body. A popularity that is not affected by the spines that cover this rebellious plant, considered by many people as a weed and invasive. Mulberry Rubus, a member of the rosacea family, usually colonizes uncultivated and poor lands or breeds along an old road. Its fruit is sensitive and can be consumed naturally, in teas, fruit juice, sweets or in various dishes.

The unusual character of the blackberry has even led Leonardo da Vinci to take the time to represent it (see here the drawing made between 1508 and 1510).

Dagny Walter’s photo in Pixabay.   The consumption of blackberries leaf infusion is not advisable for people who have liver problems and for pregnant women.

Wild blackberry has diuretic, antidiarrheal, antioxidant, intestinal regulator, healing, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, prevents osteoporosis, reduces the risk of heart disease, strengthens the immune system and prevents the growth and spread of degenerative cells. Asians consider the blackberry as a blood purifier and a youth elixir.

Prepare the infusion

To make blackberry leaf infusion, simply add two teaspoons of blackberry leaves in one liter of heated water, drain, and after cooling, you can drink it.

If you have a headache, you can use blackberry leaves to put on your forehead and you will see that it will relieve the discomfort you feel. The consumption of blackberry leaf infusion is also beneficial to relieve menstrual pain or discomfort caused by menopause. Blackberry infusion can also be drunk instead of sodas, processed fruit juice or even for those who want to lose weight because it offers a low-calorie level.

Precautions with the tea

The consumption of blackberry leaf infusion is not recommended for people with liver problems and for pregnant women; in the latter case, it can cause uterine contractions and lead to miscarriage or premature delivery. But be aware that blackberry infusion can also be harmful when consumed in large quantities: it can cause stomach upset, nausea and vomiting, toxic effects on the liver and affect the absorption of calcium and of iron by the body. Moderate consumption is the best recommendation.

This text is an awareness. According to the season and the moment in which you are, it is up to each one to feel if they should consume this food. The dosage and frequency depend on the nature and physical condition of each Human Being.