Description. Wild strawberry is a very old herb. The use of wild strawberry leaves medicinally goes back to the ancient times (1000 BC). Moreover, wild strawberry is one of the most popular herbs used for improving immune system and health nowadays. Strawberry leaves are rich in Tannins and Ellagitannins, such as Agrimoniin, Pedunculagin, Proanthocyanins, Flavonoids, Salicylic Acid, Caffeic Acid, and Chlorogenic Acid. The strawberry leaves are considered to have cooling, calming, astringent (stop uterine bleeding), anti-diarrhoeal and diuretic properties. Many studies have shown that leaves of wild strawberry and phytochemicals from strawberry reduce the risk of cancer. Use. Leaves and roots of wild strawberry are traditionally used as astringent for diarrhea. Tea from strawberry leaves is used for dysentery and gastritis and used as gargle to reduce mouth infections. The strawberry leaves are considered to have cooling, calming and diuretic properties. Strawberry fruits and leaves are used to reduce urinary tract disorders.Liquid infusion may be used externally for non healing wounds, sores and skin irritations. Clysters and washings made with the decoction of wild strawberry leaves will be found beneficial for inflamed hemorrhoidal piles. Many studies have shown that leaves of wild strawberry and phytochemicals from strawberry reduce the risk of cancer. Ellagic acid and isothiocyanates are two phytochemicals which have chemopreventive action. In vitro studies have shown that strawberry leaves extract can reduce cell proliferation of breast cancer cells and colon cancer cells. Wild strawberry leaves also help to reduced risk of heart disease.
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