Blackberry – How it is Used in the Home

Blackberry – How it is Used in the Home

Blackberry

Blackberry

 

We all know that berries are one of the better fruits out there and there is proof that you will benefit a lot more by snacking on a handful on blackberries than on something like a banana.

In particular, blackberries have really come to light in the last couple of years. Medical doctors, dieticians and fitness instructors are some of the people who encourage their clients to choose this type of berry over any other type of berry or fruit for that matter.

So What Exactly is a Blackberry?

Botanists, in fact will not classify the blackberry as as true fruit, but it is part of the raspberry family and is also known as a cranberry or even a bramble.

Oregan, in the United States grow a massive amount of Blackberries. You will probably find that they are the largest producer in the world. Serbia follows close behind, whilst you can also see a lot of blackberries in places like Chile, New Zealand and Australia. They can reach up to 9m and in some areas they will become a nuisance, believe it or not.

 

Nutrient Contents

Take a handful of blackberries a day and very soon you can toss some of your supplements in the waste paper basket.

  • Vitamin K
  • Folic Acid
  • Mineral manganese
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin C
  • Antioxidant, Anthocyanocide

 

How the Antioxidant, Anthocyanocide Helps You

  • prevents cancer
  • prevents strokes
  • prevents heart disease
  • It helps with cell damage reversal, promoting a good looking, healthy skin.
  • It has also proven to be particularly good with eye sight. Eye degeneration as well as problems relating to cateracts are some of the things that work out positively.

How Else Does Blackberry Help?

  • Diarrhea as well as an inflamed throat and mouth can be treated with the leaves of the plant. They are also helpful when it comes to child birth and labor pains.
  • This is an excellent berry for a diabetic because it known to bring the blood sugar levels down.
  • The tanins in the leaves help blood clot and heal wounds.
  • The actual juice and fruit has had good results for those who suffer with anemia.

It has also been made commercially into a concentrated form where people with skin conditions like psoriasis can take advantage. The ingredients are packed into a cream-like form, which can be used on a daily basis.

 

Making your own Blackberry Home Remedy

Use Blackberry leaves in a tea with the berries to relieve yourself from various symptoms that you are suffering from. The root of a blackberry in tea can dry up sinuses and this will also help if you are nauseous or have diarrhea. The Vitamins and minerals will get to work immediately and all you have to add are the the leaves and roots. This is a remedy that has been used over the ages. It has been tried and tested. It can also help with an upset stomach or appendicitis. If you have gums that are bleeding then you actually have to chew physically on the leaves.

You can also go to a professional herbalist where they will give you your own set of recipes where you can make something to treat a particular condition. You will find if you go to an experienced herbalist that blackberries will be high up on the agenda and used to treat a number of things.

 

Side Effects

There is not information in regards to cases of people to know how safe blackberries indeed are. If you are pregnant or breast feeding it is best to slow down on the in take because it always best to be on the safe side. If you are using a commercial product, which you are using because of the blackberry ingredients it has loaded inside the tube then stay off this whilst you are pregnant.

There have been cases of people in Asia who drink a lot of Blackberry Tea and have developed Cancer. Doctors are trying to see the link there. On the other hand, British people drink a lot of tea and the statistics in those cases are not as high. People are saying mixing tea with milk will create a balance. If you do have colon or stomach cancer then don’t have quite as many blackberries. Again, this is just a precaution.

Sources:
http://www.health-information-fitness.com/blackberry-root-enema-recipe.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackberry
http://www.ageless.co.za/herb-blackberry.htm

 

 

Author: Sam Billings

Sammy is the owner of this website and major contributor. Sam's work is also often published in other leading natural health and home remedies websites as well. The content Sam writes about is always thoroughly researched and based on real medical professionals opinions and users testimonials. Sam lives in the Sth Is. of New Zealand.

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