Blackberry - Zarzamora
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The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by any of several species in the Rubus genus of the Rosaceae family.
The fruit is not a true berry; botanically it is termed an aggregate fruit, composed of small drupelets. The plants typically have biennial canes and perennial roots.
Blackberries and raspberries are also called caneberries or brambles. It is a widespread, and well known group of over 375 species, many of which are closely related apomictic microspecies native throughout the temperate northern hemisphere and South America.
Blackberrying is one of the most widespread foraging activities to continue today, and they have been picked commercially in many areas.
As well as their many culinary uses, blackberries have been used to obtain a purple dye. A fibre can be obtained from the stem and the leaves can be dried and used as a substitute for tea .
The leaves and roots have been used to treat diarrhea, dysentery, and cystitis, and can be made into a gargle for sore throats mouth ulcers and other sores.
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Properties of Zarzamora - Blackberry Favored by Aztecs
Fights diarrhea, relives inflammation of the appendix and on the exterior, it is used in cases of tonsillitis, gingivitis, sores and oral ulcers.
Aztec Method of Use.
Drink 1 cup before meals of the mixture consisting of 20 Zarzamora leaves to 1/2 liter of water.
For tonsillitis, gingivitis, sores and oral ulcers
Gargle the same recipe as above 2 to 3 times a day.
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