Its fruits taste great and its leaves heal. Wild strawberries are available to everyone from spring to late summer. In comparison with garden strawberries, they have a lot more vitamins and minerals, and they can ensure healthy digestion.
Wild strawberries can be a supportive medicine in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, and hepatitis, as well as stomach ulcers.
The fruits contain high levels of fruit acids, citric and malic in particular. These acids provide disinfectant effects on the digestive tract. There is also tannin, which guarantees consuming strawberries will fight against inflammation and bacteria. When passing through the digestive tract, tannin binds toxic substances to itself, especially heavy metals.
In addition, strawberries enhance the absorption of iron from plant foods while being a rich source of vitamins C, B, and A. Furthermore, there are also minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, copper or iron. Strawberries also treat gallbladder and liver problems, as well as blood diseases or gout. They have a protective effect on nerve cells in the brain and, externally, it is possible to treat skin with them as they help with hemorrhoids, eczema and festering or poorly healing wounds. And last but not least, they support the healthy function of the thyroid.
Fruits of strawberry plants are rich in salicylic acid – similar substances are used for manufacturing aspirin. Picking is ideal after the morning dew dries but they should be collected before noon.
Therefore, the ideal time is between 9-11 am. Put them only in non-airtight containers, preferably wicker baskets. Fruits have strong anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory effects.
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