The blackberry (Rubus fructicosus), popularly known as mulberry, mulberry or mortar, is a shrub in the rosaceae family. It grows in the bushes, on the banks of rivers and forests or in hybrid crops under control.
It is one of the oldest medicinal plants of Oriental origin, with over 100 species and over 1,000 hybrid varieties. The parts used for medicinal purposes are: fruits, leaves, young shoots, sometimes roots and flowers, very rarely wood. The blackberries contain malic, succinic, lactic, oxalic, tannins, and the fruits also contain citric, salicylic, pectin, mucilage, flavonide, inositol, vitamin C.
By the anti-inflammatory, healing, disinfectant, depurative, laxative, diuretic, antitermic action, the wall is indicated in tracheo-bronchial inflammatory disorders, of the digestive tract (indigestion, meteorism, constipation, diarrheal syndrome, enterocolitis), hemorrhoids, menstrual cycle disorders, fever , obesity, dermatological disorders (eczema, ulcers, boils, infected wounds), dentistry (gingivitis, stomatitis, mouth sores), cosmetics (oily skin). Internally we use leaf tea (decoction, gargle in dental conditions, local lotions for oily skin, dermatological conditions), local poultice of freshly crushed leaves. In the diet are used fresh fruits, young strawberries for the preparation of some foods (soups, game), leaf tea or fruit preparations (syrup, sweetness, jelly, jam, wine).