Time for blackberry harvest. Pick the berries but do not forget the leaves!

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Blackberries are gradually turning black in your garden, right? Well, it is the time to start collecting them, but first you need to make sure that the fruit is ripe. Simply pull the fruit out. If it goes easy, you may start harvesting as the vast majority will be ripe enough. Blackberries are great fruits and in the following lines we shall tell you how they are beneficial to human body. We shall take a look at the positive effects of blackberries on our health and tell you why you should also collect the leaves.

Blackberries in a Nutshell

Blackberries offer a large number of different benefits. We have arranged all the benefits in the following order. So, blackberries

  • maintain our immune system in ideal condition,
  • help fight aging,
  • speed up the healing of wounds and abrasions,
  • can help us fighting cold and the flu,
  • can reduce cough,
  • slow down multiplication of carcinogens,
  • help fighting against diarrheal diseases,
  • reduce menstrual pain,
  • increase blood circulation and help with erection.

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Colour and the Level of Ripeness are the Most Important Factors

In order to get the most of minerals and vitamins from blackberries, it is necessary to pick them when they are really ripe and black. Fully ripe blackberries contain:

  • vitamin C,
  • vitamin B,
  • phosphorus,
  • magnesium,
  • calcium,
  • iron,
  • potassium,
  • flavonoids ,
  • carotene,
  • folic acid
  • and other beneficial substances.

Do not throw away blackberry leaves

Do not collect only the berries, but also the leaves as they can help with diarrhoea, bleeding and inflammation in the digestive and urinary systems. Gargle with the extract to fight canker sores or other inflammatory diseases of the mouth and throat and take a bath in blackberry leaves extract to fight skin diseases.

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Radek Štěpán

Gardening is my hobby, I have a lot of experience and I am happy to share it.

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