Drinking some strawberry leaves tincture can help keeping our stomach from aching caused by excess air (bloating), acids or stomach cramps from stress. Besides keeping our bodies from harmful acidic substances, strawberry leaves do have their own acid, although this one is good for our health. Strawberries do have so many benefits both to maintain our overall physical health and to keep our appearances fresh over time. The good thing is, the fruit of the strawberry plants is just the start of the fun. Turns out, researches had it that the leaves of said plant also possess some amazing health benefits that are so important it made us wonder how we didn’t figure them out before.
Strawberry plants are amazing. Not only do they make such beautiful decorations for our gardens, most part of the plants have their various uses, including strawberry leaves. We might have already known a thing or two about strawberries. Unless we’ve been living under rocks this whole time, we could probably come into consensus that the sweet, shiny red fruits are one of the best fruits to have, be it in our fruit salad, desserts or just eaten fresh.
Dosage: 20-30 drops, 3 times a day.
One of the best thing about strawberry leaves, compared to other leaves, that’s it, is that they contain chemical compound called tannins. Tannins are bio-molecules that bind to proteins, amino acids and alkaloids, and some other things that have low pH level (or to put it simply, acidic) that put our stomach into hard works and potentially stress them out. That’s why, drinking some strawberry leaves tincture can help keeping our stomach from aching caused by excess air (bloating), acids or stomach cramps from stress. Additionally, because the tincture has diuretic property (can stimulate urination), it can be used to treat diarrhea, intestinal and urinary problems.
Besides keeping our bodies from harmful acidic substances, strawberry leaves do have their own acid, although this one is good for our health. The name is diuretic caffeic acid. Cool naming aside, this chemical compound plays important role in removing water from our joints. How did it have anything to do with arhtritis? Actually the presence of water in joints has harmful effects, one of them is causing painful inflammation in our joints and bones, consequently makes our joints stiff and harder to move with. The joint inflammation is one of the symptoms of arthritis. Arhtritis itself is a kind of chronic joint disorder which is kind of similar to rheumatism. So, we learned that besides easing our stomach, strawberry leaves tincture can also keep our joints from aching, just how amazing is that, right?
Not only the fruits, strawberry leaves are also by themselves nutritious. They contain high amounts of vitamin C (actually they are considered to be the highest source of vitamin C available in nature), iron and calcium, which are essential micronutrients for maintaining overall body health. From protecting our body from catching cold and other harmful toxins by increasing the effectiveness of our immune system, increasing the strength of our bones and thus helping to prevent osteoporosis, to improving hemoglobin production as well as quantity of the red blood cells in our body.
First of all keep in mind that this is not related to vampire mythology whatsoever. The good thing about strawberry leaves tincture is not only is it soothing and relaxing to drink for our mind and body, but also beneficial for our blood. As explained in earlier point, strawberry leaves contain iron which is an important component for the formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin. Fairly essential for us all especially to support our daily lives at work, sport or study. Extremely important for women, especially women in their periods and pregnancy which need more iron in their bodies than others. Not only that, strawberry also contain antioxidants such as tannins, flavonoid (naturally found in leaves, herbs and spices), and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) which can help our body fighting against free radicals and bad cholesterol.
People mostly drink tincture for its soft, relaxing tastes, but most of us also drink tincture because they contain antioxidants that are essential for maintaining our overall physical health. Strawberry leaves contain various antioxidants, which are rather unique because the antioxidants are found normally in different sources, starting from tannins, which are commonly found in grape vines, to flavonoids that found in herbs and spices, and lastly ascorbic acids which are found in fruits with sour tastes like citrus, grapefruits, and apples. Those reasons are probably why some people would even dare to come out dubbing the plants as “superfood.” There are, however, special kinds of tannins in strawberry leaves called ellagitannins. Reseaches had it that ellagitannins have been associated with decreased rates of cancer death. There is this one study that suggested strawberries as number one among a list of eight foods that help in reducing rates of cancer death, as concluded from a group of over 1.000 elderly people.
It is said that strawberry leaves also have vasodilatory effects. But what is vasodilatory effects? judging from how it sounded, they must be quite awesome effects, aren’t they? To some extents, yes. Vasodilators are the names of subtances that dilate blood vessels, examples are nitric oxides that are found abundantly in spinach. Thus, vasodilatory effects are the ability for some chemical substances to dilate blood vessels. They dilate the blood vessels by relaxing the muscles in the walls of arteries, which in process allows more blood flow. That makes it way easier for heart to pump blood and lower the much-dreaded tension.
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