Traditional Use: Because the plant is strongly astringent, infusions are used to relieve diarrhea. As a mouthwash, it is used to strengthen spongy gums and ease mouth ulcers. The berries make a pleasant gargle for swallowing. Poultices or compresses are used externally on wounds and bruises. Decoctions are used to relieve diarrhea and hemorrhoids. The tannins in the herb not only tighten tissue but also help to control minor bleeding.
Common Use: Blackberries are known for their anticancer properties. As they contain antioxidants, they are known to destroy the free radicals that harm cells and can lead to cancer. They also help protect and strengthen the immunity, which lowers the risk of cancer. They are especially helpful when it comes to reducing the risk of esophageal, cervical, and breast cancer.
Dispensing: Commission E recommends a daily dose of 4.5 grams of the leaf or equivalent preparations. It’s also approved for other preparations for internal use, as well as for mouthwashes. They recommend speaking with a doctor if diarrhea continues for more than three to four days.
Comes in 1 oz quantities
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