• Useful and medicinal properties of wild strawberry

    Perennial herbaceous plant, usually not drunk - 20 cm. Stalk erect, densely covered with hairs. Leaves are radical, with long petioles covered with hairs. There is a growing wild strawberry forest in sparse forests, on fringes, glades, forest felling almost throughout the whole territory of our country. Blossoms in May-June, fruits ripen in June-July.

    The leaves and berries of strawberries contain a very large amount of vitamin C( from 50 to 280 mg).There are tannins, manganese, organic acids, carotene, iron in strawberries.

    As a strawberry drug is very popular in folk medicine. She is treated for almost all diseases. Leaves and berries of strawberries normalize metabolism, are used for cholelithiasis and nephrolithiasis, for gout, eczema, atherosclerosis, bronchial asthma.

    Strawberries have a soothing effect on the central nervous system and in mixture with other plants it is used for neuroses, hysterical conditions, insomnia, stenocardia, anemia, beriberi.

    Fruits of strawberries excite appetite, improve digestion, are used as antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic. In folk medicine wild strawberries are used for angina, jaundice, hemorrhoids, loss of strength, uterine bleeding, children's diarrhea.

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    Strawberries increases appetite, quenches thirst, reduces absorption of iodine from the thyroid gland, has antithyroid effect.

    For external use it is used in the form of compresses, lotions and rinses with mopping and bleeding wounds, inflammatory processes in the oral cavity, bad smell from the mouth.

    Tea made from strawberry leaves is very tasty, which is drunk in the morning and evening by one glass as a tonic.

    In Bulgarian folk medicine it is recommended to use a decoction of strawberry leaves as an external remedy for sore and bleeding hemorrhoids and rashes on the skin.

    LEAF TONGUE: 20 crushed leaves of strawberries pour 1 cup of boiling water and cook for 10 minutes on low heat, insist 2 hours Strain and drink 2 tbsp.l.4 times a day.

    TABLE: 2 tbsp.l.leaves for 2 cups of boiling water. Infuse 3-4 hours, drink 0.5-1 glass 2-3 times a day.

    Juice from fresh strawberries is useful to drink 100 ml on an empty stomach with beriberi, liver diseases, spring fatigue.

    The grass of strawberries is good for anemia, if it is collected during flowering( 50 g of ground-peel leaves soak overnight in 0.5 liters of water, boil in the morning for 5 minutes in a tightly closed container, insist 6 hours in a thermos, drain.during the day in small sips).

    A decoction of the entire strawberry plant is drunk for a long time with uterine fibroids.

    Infusion and decoction of leaves, as well as strawberry fruits, are consumed with uterine bleeding and strong menstruation.

    To purify the blood with lichens, various rashes, pimples, scrofula, drink infusion of 50 g of strawberry leaves per 1 liter of water.

    In hypertensive disease, sclerosis of the vessels of the heart and brain it is useful to simply eat strawberries.

    Especially useful strawberry in any form for colds, cough, bronchitis.

    For normalization of intestinal activity, stool regulation, reduction of putrefactive processes in the intestine and elimination of toxic substances from the body, it is recommended to use strawberries in the form of infusions, broths, berries in large quantities.

    Tea made from strawberries, as a result of long-term use, heals gout, arthritis, significantly reduces the frequency of seizures in bronchial asthma.

    Decoction of a mixture of leaves, berries and roots is used in the treatment of jaundice;a decoction of leaves and roots is used to treat hemorrhoids, and is used both inside and outside for washing and baths.

    Decoctions of leaves and grass of wild strawberries are widely used in Poland and Bulgaria for gastritis, hepatitis, for resorption of hemorrhages, with flatulence.

    Strawberries are often used in gatherings.

    For cholecystitis, hepatocholecystitis with edema, the following collection is recommended:

    Rosehip( crushed), dandelion root, corn hairs, horsetail shoots - only 15 grams, immortelle flowers - 20 g, rose petals 10 grams, strawberry fruits - 10 gg, chamomile flowers - 10 g, juniper fruit - 10 g, cotton grass - 5 g, birch leaves - 5 g, chicory seeds - 5 g, calendula grass - 5 g. 1 tbsp.l.mix 0.5 liters of boiling water, insist 2 hours. Take 1 glass three times a day before meals.

    In case of hypertension, folk medicine recommends the following collection:

    Motherwort grass - 20 g, weed grass - 10 g, leaves of strawberry - 15 g, hawthorn fruit( grind) - 10 g, sheep herring grass - 10 g, black chokeberry fruit - 10 gg, dill fruit - 10 g, flax seeds - 10 g, peppermint leaves - 5 g. 3 tbsp.l. Collect 600 ml of boiling water, insist in a thermos for 4 hours. Take three meals during the day.

    With glomerulonephritis and inflammatory diseases of the kidneys take the collection:

    Leaves of wild strawberry - 10 g, leaves of nettle - 10 g, leaves of blackberry - 10 g, leaves of birch - 20 g, seeds of flax - 50 g.l.mixture pour 0.5 liters of boiling water, insist on a boiling water bath for 15 minutes, drain. Drink on

    1 tbsp.l.three times a day before meals.

    In gynecology with severe weakness after severe labor, women are advised to give the following infusion:

    Three-color violet grass, herbaceous leaves, walnut leaves, wild strawberry leaves. Total take equal.1 tbsp.l.mixture pour 0.5 liters of boiling water, insist

    2 hours, drain. Take 0.5 glasses 5-6 times a day.

    When fatigue, mental fatigue, prepare the composition:

    Leaves of strawberry forest, crushed root zamanihi. Take 1 tbsp.l.crushed raw materials, pour 0.5 liters of boiling water, insist 4 hours in a warm place.

    Take 1 tbsp.l.3-4 times a day.

    A multicomponent collection is recommended by N. G. Kovalev with jades:

    Lavender grass - South, a sheet of currant - 10 g, a birch leaf - 10 g, a leaf of a bud - 10 g, juniper fruit - 10 g, hop cones - 10 g, rose petals- 10 g, bearberry leaf - 20 g, herb of 20 capsules, 20 g of cranberry leaves, 20 g of plantain leaves, nettle leaves - 30 grams, rosehips - 40 grams( crushed), strawberry fruits - 60 grams,grass horsetail - 60 g.

    1 tbsp.l.mixture brew 300 ml of boiling water, leave for 2 hours. Strain. Drink during the day in 3-4 hours before meals.