Astringent herb used for dysentery, diarrhea, mouth sores and ulcers, sore throats and more.
Blackberry's primary medicinal property is its sharp and strong astringency. The leaves, fruit, and root bark can be used. The astringency makes blackberry a useful remedy for simple diarrhea, where it will help reduce inflammation and tone irritated membranes. It can be used, too, in dysentery, where its hemostatic properties as well as its astringency will help stop bloody diarrhea.
Blackberry's astringency makes it useful, also, as a gargle for sore throats when there is redness and swelling. Used as a mouthwash several times a day, it can be helpful for mouth sores or ulcers, too.
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