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Strawberry Leaf

Fragaria vesca Origin: Albania

Strawberry Leaf

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Overview

Also known as

Fragraria vesca, wild strawberry, and Woodland strawberry.

Introduction

The strawberry plant is a creeping perennial vine native to Europe with indented leaves in groups of three growing on the stems below the flowers and fruit. Strawberries come in endless varieties but all leaves of all strawberries contain healing tannins.

Constituents

Tannins, antioxidant flavonoids, a small amount of ascorbic acid, a tiny amount of essential oil.

Parts Used

Dried leaves and leaf fragments, with some stem; mixtures frequently contain flower particles.

Typical Preparations

Traditionally used as a tea, sometimes available in tea bags; also used in extracts and sometimes capsules.

Precautions

Avoid if you are allergic to strawberries.

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