Blackberry Nessia – blackberry Nesskaya



Bush of the rose family. Annual shoots are almost erect, 0.5-2.5 m high, angular, with short straight black-purple spines on the ribs. The leaves are finger-shaped, toothed, with 3-5 (7) leaflets, bare on top, short-hairy on the veins below. The flower is large, regular, bisexual, white, in a 6-12-flowered corymbose inflorescence. The fruit is a collective drupe (fruits are reddish-black, shiny, without a bluish coating). Blooms in June – July.

Spread. It grows in all forest areas, less often – in the forest-steppe, along the banks of rivers, in bushes, on the edges of forests, in forests.

Raw material . The whole plant is used: roots, shoots, leaves and fruits.

The plant is unofficial .

Chemical composition . Fruits contain tannins and aromatic substances, ascorbic acid, tocopherol, carotene, glucose (up to 3.6%), fructose (up to 3.2%), sucrose (up to 0.6%), organic acids (up to 2.2%) etc. The leaves are rich in ascorbic acid (80-272 mg%).

Pharmacological properties and use . In domestic and foreign folk medicine, an infusion of leaves is used as a hemostatic agent for cough, diarrhea, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease of the stomach and duodenum, and liver diseases. A decoction of the roots is used as a diuretic, and a decoction of the shoots is used for neurosis. The fruits are used as an astringent for stomach disorders.

Medicinal forms and applications. Internally – 10 g of dry leaves are brewed with 0.5 l of boiling water and drunk as tea;

root decoction (10 g per 200 ml of boiling water) 1 tablespoon every 2-3 hours.

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