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  BLACKBERRY   
 

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(Rubus fruticous)
Common Names: Bly, Bramble, Bramble Berry, Bramblekite, Bumble-Kite, Cloudberry, Dew Berry, Gout Berry, Thimbleberry.

Blackberry

   
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Parts Used: Leaves, roots, root bark, berries. Methods Used: Water extraction.
Spiritual Uses: None identified to date.

Physical Uses: The Greeks used this plant to treat gout while the Romans used it to calm bowel inflammation.

The Native Americans used the Blackberry both as food and as medicine. A leaf tea has been used to relieve fevers, sore throats, chronic diarrhea, and chronic appendicitis.

For sore throat and mouth, gargle with a combination of root and leaf tea.

A poultice is useful to shrink hemorrhoids.

Chew the leaves to heal bleeding gums.

 

Preparation:

BLACKBERRY LEAF TEA:

  1. Place 1 teaspoonful of leaves in 1 cup of water just off the boil.
  2. Cover and steep for 15 minutes.
  3. Strain out leaves and discard.
  4. Dosage is 3-4 cups per day, cup at a time.

 

 
 
     
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