Fruits, leaves, young shoots and roots are used in folk medicine. Young leaves are collected in June-July and dried in the shade in thin layers.
The berry is consumed fresh after ripening well; good quality jam is prepared with them. Berries are made into wine, vinegar and brandy. The wine has good medicinal values. Blackberry fruits contain sugars, vitamin C, carotene, vitamin E, organic acids, pectin, etc. Its leaves are also rich in vitamin C, organic acids, tonic and aromatic substances. Up to 12% fatty oil is found in the seeds.
All parts of the plant have very good medicinal properties. Since ancient times, the parts of the plant, such as leaves and tops, have been used by man to make teas against diseases of the digestive system, as well as in the form of compresses for external use.
The berry is rich in vitamins A, C, B1, B2 and B6, with organic acidity, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, manganese and tree sugar. It is rich in cellulose and helps regulate body weight.
It contains salicylic acid (active ingredient of aspirin) which is used for pain relief, temperature reduction and anti-inflammation. The berry has a positive effect on the former, strengthens immunity, and it has also been found that it prevents the occurrence of cancer in the breast and cervix. German doctors recommend it to alleviate hemorrhoids. Fresh berries are tastier with a little honey or sugar. Juice, wine, compote, liqueur, jam, delicious pies and cakes can be made from this fruit.
Blackberry leaves have anti-wrinkle, diaphoretic and soothing properties, they also affect the reduction of temperature. In these cases, the infusion is used, which is prepared as follows: 6-10 grams of leaves are taken and immersed in a glass of boiling water, leaving them there for 10 minutes. Drink 1-2 such glasses during the day, lukewarm. This infusion (or prepared in the form of tea) is recommended to drink in cases where the person feels burning in the stomach and intestines, in cases of heartburn, diarrhea, as well as in the form of gargles (mouth and throat rinse), when there is burning in the mouth , in the gums.
This tea is very effective against hemorrhoids and diabetes. To stop the bleeding of hemorrhoids, the advice is applied: 100 grams of blackberry leaves are taken and thrown in a liter of water. These are boiled for no more than 10 minutes. From the prepared tea, drink three glasses a day, for three consecutive days. The tea of leaves, buds and shoots is also used with effect by cardiac patients (those who suffer from the heart), those with stomach diseases, even for any person, even healthy, the mentioned tea is not only harmless, but, on the contrary, it is very useful for his organism.
Dried blackberry leaves have been used in lung diseases to stop blood. These are used as a decoction, giving the patient 4-5 glasses a day, with honey or sugar.