Have you tried the blackberry tea? It has vitamins,minerals , antioxidants and phytonutrients.The mulberry leaf tea comes from mulberry, an indigenous tree from the Asian continent that has spread to other parts of the world, including Brazil. There are ten species of blackberry, the best known being blackberry and blackberry.
Blackberry Leaves Properties
The leaf presents good amounts of iron, vitamin C , potassium, manganese, magnesium , vitamin E, K and the B complex .Blackberry is rich in calcium (proportionally, about 22 times more than milk), fiber, yeast, flavonoids and antioxidants.
Benefits of Blackberry Tea.
- Prevents and treats diabetes : Tea contains a chemical compound, called 1-deoxynojirimycin (DNJ), which lowers blood sugar levels after high-carbohydrate meals. Controlling blood sugar (glucose) levels is vitally important for the treatment of diabetes . When blood sugar levels rise, the body responds by producing more insulin. If the demand for more insulin occurs with much intensity and frequency, the pancreatic function of producing insulin may be compromised.
- Combat Free Radicals : Blackberry leaf tea is rich in anthocyanins, responsible for the coloring of the fruit, resveratrol and carotenoids. All these elements are antioxidants capable of softening cell damage caused by free radicals, such as premature aging and even heart disease and cancer.
With this, we have positive effects in the prevention of obesity, in the improvement of the constipation, in the bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect of our body. Blackberry also helps balance blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and fat accumulation.
- Improves Menopause Symptoms : An important component of blackberry, especially its leaf, are the phytormons, which closely resemble the function of estrogen in the woman’s body. The infusion made with the leaves of the fruit has the power to reduce the pains of menstrual cramps and the unwelcome effects of PMS. Already in the menopausal phase , the drink diminishes that feeling of intense heat that bothers so much. Blackberry leaf tea is also used to relieve symptoms of menopause and headache and irritation that occur in the premenstrual period. This is due to the presence of flavonoids, especially the isoflavones.
- Blackberry leaf tea is indicated to be used as an adjunct to frequent headache , insomnia , libido, anxiety and kidney and liver disorders.
- It has an anti-inflammatory action, and can be used for migraines. It has soothing action (stress and insomnia), being an allied to the therapies for depression .
How to prepare blackberry tea?
Put two teaspoons of infused blackberry leaf in 250 ml of water (equals one American cup of water). Leave it for ten minutes and you’re done: you can consume. The leaves can be natural or dry.
As for water temperature, the ideal is to be between 80ºC and 90ºC: when small bubbles appear and before the water begins to boil.