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Useful properties and contraindications of berries and blackberry leaves

Blackberry is not only tasty, but also useful. The ancient healers were aware of its medicinal properties and actively used all parts of this plant in their practice: leaves, fruits, roots.

Of course, in terms of medicine, the most valuable forest berry. But a cultured blackberry can replace a handful of pills.

Chemical composition: vitamins and trace elements

Blackberry chemical composition has the right to be called well of vitamin Cwhich is necessary to stimulate the body’s immune defense, strengthen the blood vessels, absorb iron, synthesize collagen, etc.

Just a liter jar (500 grams) of this delicious berry covers the daily need for ascorbic acid.

There is even more vitamin C in blackberry leaves than in fruits.. True, its content depends on the season: in spring and early summer, higher, closer to autumn, lower.

VitaminsContent in 500 g of blackberry fruitDaily need
Vitamin C75 mg50-100 mg
Vitamin A0.09 mg1 mg
Vitamin B10.05 mg1.1 mg
Vitamin B20.25 mg1.2 mg
Vitamin B32 mg13 mg
Vitamin E6 mg22 mg

Also in the blackberry fruit contains whole complex of micro and macro elements, organic acids, monosaccharides.

Despite the sweetness of this berry, its caloric content is low - only 34 kcal per 100 grams. For comparison: the calorie content of grapefruit popular in dietetics is 35 kcal, and watermelon is 38 kcal.

There is evidence that frozen blackberries are more caloric than fresh. When frozen in the berries, the carbohydrate content increases, due to which the calorie content increases.

The benefits and healing properties for the body of men, women and children

  1. According to Professor Vitaly Glebovich Pashinsky, famous for his herbal medicine, easily digestible blackberry sugars can reduce the need for insulin. Therefore, blackberries must be include in the diet with diabetes.
  2. Curative blackberry, like her botanical sister garden raspberry, - natural aspirin. Salicylic acid was found in fruits and leaves, which is capable of coagulating microbial proteins. It was the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of blackberry leaves that made it possible to use them as a wound healing plaster even in the times of ancient Rome.
  3. By the number of anthocyanins, blackberry is second only to a grenade. Anthocyanins - substances with antitumor action. They protect the cell from the "extremist activity" of free radicals that cause intracellular mutations.
  4. Blackberries are rich in fiber, tannins and anthocyanins, phytoestrogens and vitamin C
  5. Blackberry leaf is rich in tannins. Their astringent action helps to cope with diarrhea and removes toxins from the digestive system. In addition to the ability to cleanse, tannins can reduce bleeding: for example, when hemorrhoids or bleeding gums.
  6. Due to the content of iron and potassium in combination with vitamin C, Blackberry fruits are useful for the prevention of anemia, including in pregnant women. In order not to prevent the gland from being absorbed, one cannot eat blackberries with calcium-rich milk, cottage cheese or sour cream. These products are best separated.
  7. Blackberries and raspberries - fiber champions among berries. One glass of blackberry gives 30% of the daily requirement. Coarse fibers reduce the absorption of harmful fats and their deposition on the walls of blood vessels. Therefore, the blackberry is useful to prevent heart disease and the vascular system.
  8. One of the beneficial components of blackberry fruits and the roots of this plant - phytoestrogens. These hormone-like substances can alleviate the unpleasant manifestations of menopause. The issue of the preventive action of phytoestrogens on breast cancer is also discussed in the scientific community.

Possible harm to health, contraindications and precautions

Blackberries, along with raspberries, strawberries, strawberries and cherries, are included in the list of highly allergenic berries.

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This imposes a restriction on its use for people with a tendency to allergic reactions.

Berry has contraindications, with caution, so as not to harm the health, to treat the blackberry you need:

  • with hyperacid gastritis and peptic ulcers;
  • in diseases of the urinary system;
  • during pregnancy;
  • at the age of three;
  • with individual intolerance.
Blackberries can cause allergies, can cause harm during gastritis, pregnancy

Allergies and food intolerances - different phenomena. In allergies, the body gives an inadequate immune response to any component of the diet. In case of intolerance, immunity works normally, but the digestive system does not cope with a certain product.

Treatment and practical application

As medicinal raw materials Blackberry is used to make infusions, decoctions, juices, lotions, rinses. They are used to treat or supplement drug therapy for many diseases.

Blackberry leaf infusion with excitability and fatigue

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons dry blackberry leaf;
  • 1 cup boiling water.

The raw material is placed in a ceramic or glass dish with a lid, filled with boiling water, covered and wrapped. After half an hour is filtered. It is taken 3 times a day for a glass.

Blackberry decoction for colitis and diarrhea

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons dried blackberry leaves and flowers;
  • 1 cup of water.

The raw material is placed in an enamel pot, poured boiling water. It is boiled for 10 minutes over low heat, after which it is wrapped for half an hour and filtered. Take on an empty stomach a few sips 4 times a day.

Medical rinse with angina, stomatitis, pharyngitis

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons dry leaf;
  • 0.5 liters of water.

Crushed raw material is filled with boiling water and wrapped. Infused for three hours, then filtered.

As a medicinal raw material, blackberry is used to prepare infusions, decoctions, juices, lotions, rinses

Syrup for intestinal infections in humans

Ingredients:

  • 1 part blackberry juice;
  • 2 parts sugar.

Boil the juice with sugar until thick. Take a tablespoon three times a day.

Infusion of the root of the forest and garden berries for edema

Ingredients:

  • 15 grams of dry blackberry root;
  • 300 ml of water.

Raw materials are crushed, filled with boiling water, wrapped. Infused for at least an hour. Taken on a tablespoon every two hours.

Sheet plaster for skin diseases, cracks, wounds

Ingredients:

  • fresh blackberry leaves;
  • pure water.

The leaves are well washed and warm up so that the juice stands out. A crumpled sheet is applied to the sore spot and fixed with a bandage.

Lotion of leaves for herpes and eczema

Ingredients:

  • fresh blackberry leaves;
  • pure water.

Blackberry leaves are washed with clean water, placed in a blender. Raw materials are ground into mush. Cotton swab gruel along with the juice is distributed over the affected area.

Blackberry leaves, roots and fruits are used in the treatment of many diseases

Infusion to treat gouty arthritis

Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces of dry blackberry leaf;
  • 5 parts dry thyme;
  • 3 parts of wild rose;
  • water.

The raw material is placed in a ceramic dish with a lid, poured boiling water so that it is completely covered. Wrapped and infused for 2 hours. Filter and drink in small portions throughout the day.

Broth with cold with a high temperature

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon dry blackberries;
  • 1 tablespoon dried blackberry flowers and leaves;
  • 1 tablespoon of dried linden flowers;
  • 1 tablespoon honey;
  • 250 ml of water.

The raw material is placed in an enamel pot, poured with boiling water. Put in a water bath and aged for 15 minutes. Honey is added to the strained and slightly cooled broth.

Adults take a glass 2 times a day, children - half a glass 1-2 times a day.

Infusion of the roots during menopause

Ingredients:

  • 3 grams of dried blackberry roots;
  • 200 ml of boiling water.

Raw materials are ground into powder, filled with boiling water and infused for 2 hours. Strained infusion is drunk in portions of 1 tablespoon during the day.

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Delicious recipes

Any treatment is more effective in a good mood. To provide it, too, will help the blackberry. Many wonderful delicacies are made from this berry., of which in the first place, of course, jam.

Blackberry jam will fit in and of itself, and for the preparation of delicious desserts: chocolate mousse, cheesecakes, souffles, muffins. An interesting aroma and taste of this berry will make a restaurant a masterpiece out of ordinary chicken.

Classic Jam

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of blackberry fruit;
  • 1 kg of sugar.

Berry sorted, separated stalk, well washed. They shift the blackberry into a saucepan with a thick bottom, cover it with sugar, and gently shake it so that the sugar is evenly distributed between the berries.

An hour later, when the blackberry gives juice, put the pan on a slow fire. Cook, constantly stirring, for 30-40 minutes. Hot jam is laid out on sterile jars and tightly closed.

Blackberry "Five minutes"

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of blackberry fruit;
  • 1.5 kg of sugar;
  • 1 lemon

Enumerated and washed berries put in a pan with a thick bottom, fall asleep 1 kg of sugar and leave overnight. In the morning, drain the released juice, pour in the rest of the sugar and boil it for 10 minutes, removing the froth.

In a slightly cooled syrup shift the berry, squeeze the juice from the lemon and put on a slow fire. After boiling, boil for 5-8 minutes, lay out in dry sterile jars and close.

Useful blackberries are made from the blackberry: classic, frozen, and five minutes

Frozen Jam

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of blackberry fruit;
  • 1 kg of sugar.

Berries are sorted and washed, removing the stem. Give drain water. Poured sugar and pestle fray with him blackberry. The resulting mixture is poured into clean milk bottles or plastic containers with a lid. Put in the freezer.

This option allows you to preserve all the useful qualities of blackberry. Before use, the container is taken out of the freezer, the jam is thawed and used. Store thawed mixture can be in the refrigerator.

Blackberry raspberry jam without cooking:

Blackberry 18+

Blackberries - the perfect raw material for making liqueurs. This product will have an amazing deep color, bright aroma and taste of fresh berries. The lighter ladies version is blackberry liqueur.

The “Blood of the Titans”

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of blackberry fruit;
  • 1 kg of sugar;
  • 1 liter of vodka;
  • 200 ml of rum;
  • 2 lemons;
  • vanilla sugar.

Washed and dried blackberries folded into a jar, add sugar, cover with gauze and put on a light window-sill. Shake from time to time for two days.

The resulting syrup is drained, add 0.5 liters of vodka, 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar and lemon juice. Capacity with syrup until clean.

The remaining vodka pour berries, insist week, filter, combine with syrup. Add rum to the bottle, bottled and hold for another six months.

Blackberries are an excellent raw material for making liqueurs, the product will have an amazing deep color, bright aroma and taste of fresh berries.

Liqueur "Tea with blackberries"

Ingredients:

  • 950 ml of blackberry juice;
  • 470 grams of sugar;
  • several buds of carnations;
  • 2 fresh tarragon leaves;
  • 1 tea bag;
  • zest of 1 lemon;
  • 0.5 liters of vodka.

Blackberry juice mixed with sugar and spices. Put on the fire, add tea and bring to a boil. Tea to remove a couple of minutes, the rest boil for another 10 minutes. Cool, pour vodka, bottled and withstand for a month.

Blackberry liqueur:

Blackberry is a berry worth seeing. The benefits of this plant and the variety of uses are well worth the effort to grow blackberries in your garden.