People use blackthorn for the common cold, cough, fatigue, constipation, and other conditions , but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In foods, blackthorn is used in herbal teas, syrups, wines, and liqueurs.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
When applied to the skin: Blackthorn berries are POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin, short-term. Traditionally, preparations containing 2-4 grams of blackberry fruit have been applied to the skin with apparent safety.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Blackthorn berries are POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin, short-term. Traditionally, preparations containing 2-4 grams of blackberry fruit have been applied to the skin with apparent safety. Pregnancy: Blackthorn seeds and fresh flowers are POSSIBLY UNSAFE for pregnant women because they contain chemicals that can cause birth defects. These chemicals can also cause toxicity.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if blackthorn is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use
We currently have no information for BLACKTHORN overview.
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