Botanical Name: Fragaria ananassa
Strawberry is a plant. The fruit is eaten and used to make medicine. The leaves are also used to make medicine.
People take strawberry for a wide range of conditions including diarrhea, sluggish intestines, liver disease, yellowed skin (jaundice), pain and swelling (inflammation) of the lining of the respiratory tract, gout, arthritis, nervous tension, water retention (edema), kidney ailments involving gravel and stones, fever, night sweats, and “tired blood” (anemia).
It is also used for “purifying the blood,” stimulating metabolism, preventing menstruation, and supporting “natural weight loss.”
Some people put strawberry in a cloth and hold it against the skin (as a compress) for rashes.
Strawberry contains chemicals that are antioxidants and might keep cancer cells from multiplying. Other chemicals in strawberry might slow down the speed at which the nervous system ages. That’s why some researchers are interested in studying whether strawberry might help prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease or other diseases that involve progressive loss of nerve function.
Botanical Name: Fragaria vesca
• Weight loss
• Nervous tension
• Water retention