Semi-shrub with erect cylindrical shoots with abundant white bloom and thin thorns. Leaves alternate, petiolate, trifoliate. The flowers are white, five-membered, regular, rather large. Sepals 5, free, pubescent. There are many stamens, many pistils, the ovary is superior. The fruit is a black drupe with a bluish bloom. Blooms from July to autumn, fruits ripen in August.

It occurs along the banks of rivers, ravines, along cliffs, hills, bushes, within roads. An ordinary plant in the middle zone of the former USSR.

Medicinal raw materials are fruits, leaves, in the people – flowers. Leaves (preferably young) are harvested during flowering, fruits – as they ripen. The fruits are sweet and sour, the leaves are tart. The smell is weak.

Blackberries contain a significant amount of fiber, organic acids, sugar, B vitamins, vitamins C, A, nitrogenous substances, a small amount of tannins, potassium salts, copper, manganese.


The leaves are used as a decoction (6-10 g of leaves per 0.5 l of boiled water) for diarrhea, gastritis and gastric bleeding.

In addition, medicinal tea is prepared from the leaves: fresh leaves are placed in a closed vessel, where they are until they fade, after which they are steamed without water until they turn black, and dried in the air. Tea prepared in this way acquires an aroma and taste reminiscent of the aroma and taste of Chinese tea.

For dysentery, a syrup is prepared: lump sugar in an amount twice as many berries, boil until a thick syrup, take 3-4 tbsp. spoons a day.

Many recommend blackberries mixed with other plants for diabetes: ash, horsetail, stennitsa officinalis and valerian root in equal parts. Brew 6-8 g of the mixture in 1 liter of boiling water, insist and take it hot and cold.

In folk medicine, leafy tops of blackberries, collected in the initial period of flowering, are used as an astringent for food poisoning, dysentery, and sometimes, according to indications, for peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum. For diarrhea and dysentery, adults are given an infusion of leaves and flowers, and children are given berries.

A decoction of the leaves is used for chronic enteritis, with tonsillitis (for rinsing the mouth and throat).

For catarrh of the intestines, a mixture of blackberry leaves (2 parts) and marigold flowers (1 part) is taken; 4 teaspoons of the mixture are brewed in a glass of boiling water and consumed 1/2-2/3 cup 3 times every day before meals.

For bleeding and poor digestion, a tincture of the root is recommended. Fresh leaves are applied (better to a pounded form) on lichen and chronic ulcers on the legs, a decoction lotion is made for eczema.


A decoction of the root: 100 g of the root is boiled in 0.5 liters of water until it is reduced by half. The broth is filtered and mixed with an equal amount of red wine, drunk with bleeding.

A decoction of the root: 10 g of dry root per 200 ml of boiling water, take 1 tbsp. spoon after 2 hours, as a diuretic for dropsy.

Tincture of berries (on vodka): 100-150 ml per reception with hypothermia to return the lost heat to the body.

Decoction of leaves or root: 20 g per 200 ml; take half a glass 3-4 times every day.

Dried fruits, crushed into powder and mixed with sugar (to taste), for diarrhea (for children, half a teaspoon 3 times every day).

A decoction of blackberry leaves (10 g per 200 ml) is used externally as a lotion for eczema, also for rinsing the mouth and throat.

Hot infusion: blackberry leaves – 2 parts, marigolds – 1 part; 1/2 cup 3 times every day for catarrh of the intestines.

Fresh berries are useful for both sick and healthy as a sedative and tonic, especially during menopause, tea from berries is also useful.

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