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Astringents.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Do BLACKBERRIES have medicinal Values?
From: howieb.teleport.com (Howie Brounstein)
Date: 1 Aug 1995 01:55:28 GMT

>>> We have a ton of wild blackberries growing on our farm. I've picked enough to freeze and preserve, but was wondering if they have any herbal or medicinal value?
>> Blackberries are high in vitamin C, are useful in flavoring medicinal stuff made out of vile-tasting herbstuff, and make great jelly. What more can you want?
>well, blackberry root is an excellent astringent used to treat chronic diarrhea. use the leaves like red raspberry as a uterine tonic

Astringents have many uses:

Sun burn, wind burn, bug bites, rashes, some hives, poison oak, poison ivy, drawing out infections or foreign objects from the skin, canker sores, first aid for closing wounds, swollen gums, burnt tongue, tonsillitis, some sore throats, esophageal ulcers, stomach ulcers (but not duodenal), diarrhea, just to name a few. A very useful category of plants indeed.


From: Moses David Goldberg <mosesom.wco.com>

Using Blackberry root or the fruit in tincture can help greatly when you get a case of the runs... It really stops things pretty fast.

I was traveling in Tibet a few years back and had a terrible case of the runs
I was running back and forth to the bathroom every 5 minutes - I met this Australian women and she suggested for me to try her blackberry paste she made - within a half hour it stopped things up for almost a day.

This is a great herbal alternative to Malox



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