Properties of blackberries
Medicinal properties of blackberry
NATURAL REMEDIES WITH BLACKBERRIES
Easy remedies for sores and skin wounds.
We call vulneraries those remedies that are able to heal wounds. The leaves and young stems of blackberries are among the best vulnerary because they serve to remedy the sores and skin wounds.
Blackberry is one of the most recognized vulnerary plants. (Other recognized plants with vulnerary properties are: arnica, calendula, cabbage, strawberries, St. John's wort, lemon, plantain, marshmallow, chamomile, lemon balm, yarrow, walnut, olive, parsley, rosemary, rose, sage, thyme, or carrots.) (See properties of these plants)
The main vulnerary components of blackberries are ascorbic acid, chlorogenic acid and neo-chlorogenic acid.
The vulnerary properties of brambles
Besides these properties we must not forget its high content of antibacterial components that help eliminate microorganisms in wounds. Among the bactericidal components we have ascorbic acid or vitamin C, chlorogenic acid, ferulic acid, malic acid, arbutin, hydroquinone and tannins.
We must not forget that tannins, for its astringent properties, also have the ability to remove excess fluid in the wounds and help dry them. Finally, we must not omit the antiinflammatory properties of some components (Stigmasterol and ascorbic, chlorogenic, ferulic and ursolic acids) that help reduce swelling that occurs in many of the wounds.
These combined properties make this plant a good ally to treat external wounds such as shown in some of the following medicines:
Internal use of blackberry leaves
A detail of blackberry flowers and leaves
External use of blackberry leaves
The leaves of the brambles in external use can be considered very good vulnerary remedies, that's to say, they have the ability to heal injuries. Their richness in ascorbic acid and chlorogenic acid give this property that can be used for external injuries including:
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