The leaves of strawberry plants can be used to brew various teas, and their nutrients can be extracted and combined with other ingredients in nutritional tablets meant to promote overall health and digestive function. The strawberry contains malic and citric acids, sugar, mucilage, pectin, woody fibre and water. These properties make the leaves a great laxative.
Strawberry contain chemical compound called tannins. Tannins are bio-molecules that bind to proteins, amino acids and alkaloids, and some other things that have low pH level (acidic) that put our stomach into hard works and potentially stress them out. Therefore drinking strawberry leaves tea will help keep our stomach from aching caused by excess air (bloating), acids or stomach cramps from stress. The tea made from strawberry leaf has a diuretic property (can stimulate urination), it can be used to treat diarrhoea, intestinal and urinary problems.Strawberry leaves tea is also beneficial for our blood. Strawberry leaves contain iron which is an important component for the formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin.
They contain high amounts of vitamin C (actually they are considered to be the highest source of vitamin C available in nature), iron and calcium, which are essential micronutrients for maintaining overall body health. From protecting our body from catching cold and other harmful toxins by increasing the effectiveness of our immune system, increasing the strength of our bones and thus helping to prevent osteoporosis, to improving hemoglobin production as well as quantity of the red blood cells in our body.
Some of the Benefits of Strawberry Leaf includes:
- Protection Against Cancer
- Eases Pain Caused by Arthritis Symptoms
- Promotes Digestive Health
- Treating High Blood Pressures
How to Use Strawberry Leaf:
It can either be used to make Tea or in Bath: Ingredients
- Fresh or well dried Strawberry leaves
- Tablespoon of cream
- Honey or stevia
Place the handful of strawberry leaflets into a teapot. Pour boiling water over the leaves and allow to steep for at least 5 minutes. Add the cream and stir. Add honey or stevia to taste. If fresh or dried stevia leaves are available, add them to the handful of strawberry leaflets prior to pouring in the boiling water.
For External Uses:
Boil the leaves in about one cup of water, drain the leaves, and apply the left over water to your face once it has cooled off, like an astringent. The leaves will add more nutrients than just water, and they help reduce inflammation in and around acne prone areas.
We can add some of those leaves in our bath water too, as it turned out. The bath water, after mixed with some strawberry leaves, can be used for treating aching muscles especially for treating skin problems like rashes.