Nature contains a bounty of resources. Probably none of these natural treasures are as delicious as fresh fruits. However, blackberries are one of the few fruits which remain everybody’s favourite. Their tangy flavour and vibrant colour make them an obvious ingredient of many dishes. Yet it is the benefits of the fruit that attract Ayurveda experts and patients all around the world. Blackberries are a storehouse of many nutrients that can help the body in protecting itself against many kinds of diseases.
Nutritional Qualities of Blackberries
The small sizes of blackberries are no limitation to their nutrient content. Each berry has significant amounts of vitamins, protein, fibre and minerals. These nutrients make blackberries a great diuretic, astringent and source of energy during the summers.
- Vitamin on the Go
Blackberries contain more than 7 types of vitamins including, vitamin B, vitamin C and vitamin K. They have a larger amount of vitamin C. Therefore, blackberries can actively help in improving metabolism.
- Rare Nutrients in Every Bite
Calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium and potassium are some of the minerals which are present in blackberries. They enrich its flavour and supplement the regular diet of an individual.
- High Quality Fibre
Fibre forms an equally large portion of blackberries. Blackberry fibre is easily absorbed by the body. Thus, it is able to help the body in cleansing the intestines and developing immunity.
Major Health Benefits of Blackberries
The diverse composition of blackberries helps them to provide many benefits. Blackberries can improve everything between skin health to muscle strength and reproductive wellness. they also help in fighting against serious illnesses.
- Antioxidant Rich Treat
Blackberries are full of antioxidants. They slow down the process of ageing and prevent cell damage. Antioxidants also remove harmful toxins from the body.
- Fights Against Cancer
It has been proved that blackberries can effectively reduce the growth of cancer. They help the body in killing malignant cells and preventing their growth to other organs.
- Keeps the Heart Happy
Blackberries contain high amounts of anthocyanins and magnesium. It is a natural compound that regulates blood pressure and keeps the heart healthy. It dissolves blockages from blood vessels to facilitate blood circulation.
- Brain Capability Enhancer
Age and stress reduce the cognitive abilities of a person However, blackberries can enhance the memory and thinking abilities of a person. They improve neural functions to promote skin and bone health.
- Healthy Birthing Promoter
These berries have folate that prevents birth defects in infants and boosts the immunity of the nurturing mother. Blackberries contain essential minerals like calcium, phosphorous and iron which aid in the development of the unborn child.
Herbal Remedies Made with Blackberries
There are many natural remedies that use blackberries in combination with other herbs. Interestingly, leaves, fruit and roots of blackberry plants provide different benefits to the body. Thus, they must be taken in regulated amounts after consulting a medial practitioner.
- Fuming Blackberry Leaves Tea
Add two tablespoons of dried blackberry leaves and root bark to one litre of water. Let it boil for 10 minutes. Drink cupful of this decoction throughout the day. It can help in treating endometriosis and stomach problems like dysentery.
- Blackberry Body Paste
To rid oneself of body odour, take dried leaves of blackberry and Arjuna. Mix adequate amount of water in them to form a paste. Apply this paste all over the body and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
- Anti-Diabetes Remedy
Take 5 tablespoons of Arjuna, Blackberry, Caraway and Kadam bark powders. Boil the mixture in half litre of water. Drink it twice a day to control sugar levels.
Ayurvedic Supplement: Nirogam’s Amla Tablets
The Indian Gooseberry or Amla is a household name. It is rightly termed the elixir of life because it can rejuvenate the body. Amla is a nourishing herb which improves physical, mental as well as reproductive health. Since, it is a supplementary herb it can be used by all ages of people.
- Treats Hair Loss
- Diabetes Management
- Prevents Infections
- Treats Deficiency of Vitamin C
- Increases Immunity
- Increases Bone Strength
- Fights Ageing
- Reduces Anaemia
Dosage: 02 Tablets before breakfast and dinner with warm water
Nature’s creations are as valuable as life itself. So, they must be used judiciously –
just like the fine balance between blackberry’s tart and sweet flavours!