– Eaten before breakfast, blackberries help combat constipation.
– They are diuretic, depurative and mildly astringent.
– Gather blackberry leaves in early summer, dry them and store as you would tea. To prepare blackberry herbal tea, add an ounce (25 to 40 grams) to a quart of water and bring to a boil. Recommended as a diuretic for cases of gout or rheumatism, and to soothe intestinal irritation.
– Blackberry juice makes an excellent gargle for mouth sores, laryngitis or angina.
– Should not be taken by persons suffering from hyperchlor-hydric gastritis.