BLACKBERRY

OTHER NAME(S):

Black Berry, Bramble, Dewberry, Feuilles de Mûrier, Feuilles de Ronce, Goutberry, Mûre, Mûre Sauvage, Mûrier, Ronce du Canada, Ronce Commune, Ronce Laciniée, Rubi Fruticosi Folium, Rubi Fruticosi Radix, Rubus affinis, Rubus canadensis, Rubus fruticosus, Rubus laciniatus, Rubus millspaughii, Rubus plicatus, Thimbleberry, Zarzamora.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Blackberry is a plant. The leaf, root, and fruit (berry) are used to make medicine.

Blackberry is used for treating diarrhea, fluid retention, diabetes, gout, and pain and swelling (inflammation); and for preventing cancer and heart disease.

It is also used as a mouth rinse for mild mouth and throat irritation.

How does it work?

Blackberry contains chemicals that might have antioxidant effects. It also contains chemicals that might protect against cancer.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Fluid retention.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of blackberry for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Blackberry is safe in amounts used as food. There isn't enough information available to know if blackberry is safe in the larger amounts used as medicine.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of blackberry during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for BLACKBERRY Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of blackberry for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for blackberry. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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