The Blackberry leaf is remarkably potent in the form of poultice. It can be also chewed to provide fast relief and heal bleeding gums, mouth sores. Blackberry leaf is an excellent blood and skin tonic. Therefore it can serve as a tonic for oily skin. Blackberry leaves are commonly used as a tea or in the form of a food supplement. Blackberry leaf tea and the stronger form of decoction have received historical application as powerful diarrhea treatments.
Blackberry leaf has long been esteemed as beneficial for enteritis and stomach upset. Blackberry leaf preparation may as well be applied externally in the form of lotion, which is a valuable remedy for psoriasis and scaly conditions of the skin. To prepare a quite serviceable remedy for dysentery it is enough to infuse dried Blackberry leaves in hot boiling water. The infusion taken cold is sure to prove efficient. Blackberry leaf has long been reputed as a powerful astringent agent, employed for the purpose of treating children suffering from cholera, as well as of counteracting relaxed condition of the intestines, extravasations from the stomach and intestines.
The decoction and infusion of Blackberry leaf have been reported highly efficient in counteracting gonorrhea, leucorrhea, prolapsus and gleet. The syrup of Blackberry will also answer the purpose of treating the abovementioned diseases. Leaving aside the valuable medical properties of Blackberry tea, it must be mentioned that it is an exquisite herbal tea with a wonderful and balanced fruit flavor. To prepare the delicious and rich in vitamins Blackberry tea, you should pick young and tender green leaves, dry them thoroughly for at least five days and then store in an airtight container. It is important to remember to aerate the container to avoid mould.
For a cup of hot tea, pour boiling water over the leaves and let them infuse for at least five minutes. A bit of sugar to your taste might intensify the flavor. In the course of human consumption, no negative effects of Blackberry tea have been revealed. However, it is strongly recommended that after a week of internal intake a pause should be made. Modern science has confirmed the empirical tradition of Blackberry leaf application.
It is recommended as a potent acute diarrhea treatment as well as remedy for mild inflammation of the mucosa of oral cavity and throat. Besides the preparations for internal use, Blackberry leaf is used in mouth washes. It is equally efficient in the form of compress to administer to varicose veins, hemorrhoids and various skin problems.