Unformatted text preview: used as a gentle astringent for diarrhea and digestive upsets, and cleansing diuretic for rheumatism, gout, and arthritis. Fruit; used to whiten the complexion and remove freckles. Crushed berries make an emergency treatment for mild sunburn. Also a liver tonic, strawberry juice shows antibacterial properties and was used in thyroid epidemics. Good for the passions of the heart caused by perturbation of the spirits Contraindications: eating them in winter was thought to increase phlegmatic humor and digestive upsets. Cultivation: Likes acid rich soil, with plenty of moisture and shade. Easily transplanted with runners, and don’t like heat. Resources: 1. Medicine from the Mountains: Medicinal Plants of the Sierra Nevada. Kimball Chatfield. 1997. 2. The Complete Medicinal Herbal. Penelope Ody. 1993. 3. Botanical.com. http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/s/strawb95.html . Mikhail Gadomski...
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- Spring '07
- Economics, Garden strawberry, Fragaria, Fragaria vesca, digestive upsets, Fragaria Vesca- Rosaceae