Unsusual ingredients of our tea, why is it so special?
Today about the leaves of a slighthtly forgotten plant - wild strawberry, which were replaced by their cousins - strawberries (nowadays one of the most popular fruits). Health benefits of wild strawberries are legendary, because every part of these plants has been used for some type of medicinal application. From the juice and leaves to the fruit, stems and roots - this plant is packed with beneficial nutrients that can deliver a huge number of health benefits.
Let's focus on the wild strawberry leaves. Wild strawberry leaves have a sweet astringent taste, while evoking the aroma of the forest. And all this is due to the high content of tannins, flavonoids, phenolic acids and prontocyanins. Vitamin C, iron and potassium cannot be omitted at this point either. The potassium found in strawberries helps to lower blood pressure and protect the cardiovascular system by dilating the blood vessels, helping to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke.
Strawberry leaves have long been used to treat gastrointestinal problems, including constipation, diarrhea, nausea and high acidity. It stimulates the appetite and improves digestion and nutrient absorption.
In addition, the leaves of strawberries used in general weakening of the body show strengthening and neutralizing toxins secreted by pathogenic bacteria.
The composition of strawberry leaves indicates its diuretic properties, and thus the removal of sodium and chloride ions from the body, thus supporting the kidneys.
Studies indicate that because strawberry leaves are rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals, they can block the development of cancer cells and reduce the risk of cancer.
Finally, I will add that they contain a lot of antioxidants, which inhibit cell aging processes and reduce damage caused by oxidative stress.
It is interesting that strawberry leaves are still added to flavor wines, tinctures and meat dishes. In the old days, however, leaf-based wine was used for symptoms of infection and inflammation of the urinary system.
We added strawberry leaves to our emotea Protection.
Enjoy an stay healthy!