The Benefits of Blackberries

Blackberries, rich in antioxidants, help the body to prevent multiple types of chronic infections and diseases. The blackberries have a high tanin content and have antiseptic and astringent properties, which makes them good for tightening tissues and treating minor bleeding. They also have antibacterial properties and actually help cleanse the blood. Blackberries contain a pain reliever, and they have a high fiber content. These are just a few of the health benefits that blackberies provide:

Blackberries in hand
  1. They help prevent macular degeneration
  2. Help prevent breast and cervical cancer
  3. Help with pleurisy, and lung inflammation
  4. Help fight endo-toxin shock
  5. Help prevent cardiovascular diseases
  6. Help with diabetes
  7. Help fight age-related cognitive decline (delaying the process of aging)
  8. Help with mild infections like sore throats, and mouth irritations
  9. Used to help alleviate hemorrhoids
  10. Can strengthen blood vessels
  11. Contain ellagic acid, which contains anti-viral properties

The plants have medicinal properties also, the leaves, roots, and outer layers of the stems can be harvested and used fresh or dried for later use. A tea can be made from these parts that can be used for a effective treatment against diarrhea and dysentery.