Strawberry leaves: medicinal properties and contraindications Go to favorites! It's time for strawberries to bloom. Berries still have to wait, but it's time to harvest strawberry leaf — vitamin and medicinal plant raw materials. Wild strawberries are blooming - it's time to harvest the strawberry leaf Wild strawberries are blooming — it's time to prepare a strawberry leaf For whom and what is useful for a strawberry leaf Many people forget about the useful properties of strawberry leaves — and in vain! They are rich in vitamin C (250-300 mg %), contain tannins and essential oil. Folk medicine widely uses them in the treatment of various diseases. Strawberry leaf infusions are an effective remedy for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract: gastritis, colitis and enterocolitis, stomach and duodenal ulcers, digestive disorders (diarrhea, constipation). Also, this simple tool helps to improve appetite and normalize digestive processes. As a diuretic and to remove salts, decoctions and infusions of strawberry leaves are used for urolithiasis and gout. This property is also used for hypertension and edema of cardiac origin. Teas and infusions with strawberry leaves have a positive effect on the heart, help reduce blood pressure. Strawberry teas are also useful for the prevention of atherosclerosis. Externally, strawberry leaf preparations are used for inflammatory diseases of the throat and oral cavity (in the form of rinses), for healing bleeding and wet wounds, for hemorrhoidal bleeding and skin rashes (in the form of washes and lotions). The vitamin properties of strawberry leaves allow you to use raw materials for the preparation of tonic infusions and teas used for colds and bronchitis, General weakness of the body, as well as for the prevention of beriberi. Dried strawberry leaves are often included in a variety of vitamin supplements.