Strawberries are Indigenous to both Europe and the Americas. Strawberry plants are herbaceous perennials and grow low are reproduced horizontally using rooting runners. The plant has a short stem from which the root fibres grow downward. The leaf is a three-part leaf with serrated edges. The flowers grow in clusters and each flower produces a Strawberry.
The Romans were the first to record medical uses of the Strawberry and then the Greeks started to use them as well. Thomas Culpeper who was a medieval herbalist noted that Strawberries were good for many ills.
These leaves were traditionally used in excess menustration and to reduce the flow of milk in nursing mothers, Also was used to reduce uric acid.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine Strawberry Leaf is thought to lubricate the lungs, detoxify the spleen and moisten the intestines. They are thought to reduce wind as well. Strawberry leaves have an affinity for the meridians of the spleen, lung and intestines.
The leaves are thought to be astringent, laxative and good for night sweats as well as urinary tract infections.
How to use:
1 teaspoon of Strawberry Leaf to one cup of boiling water. Simmer for 15 minutes, strain and drink up to three cups a day.
Cautions & contraindications:
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.