Blackberry – Health Benefits and Uses The le…

Blackberry – Health Benefits and Uses

The leaves, roots and root bark are used medicinally, while the fruits are mainly used for culinary purposes.

The astringent (constricting) effect of the leaves has been known for a long time, and writers of ancient herbal literature such as Hippocrates, Dioscorides and Pliny recommended them as herbal medicine.

The blackberry leaves, root bark, and roots contain relatively large amounts of tannins with astringent properties and have been used internally as herbal remedies to treat digestive ailments such as diarrhea, dysentery, and gastroenteritis.

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