Information on Blackberry

Latin NameRubus villosus
Part UsedRoot
Herb FormsBulk herb.
AffectsDigestive system
CautionsNone noted.
Botanical InfoA low growing prickly invasive vine with white flowers and black, sweet compound fruit.
DescriptionBlackberry root bark is highly astringent and is used successfully for diarrhea and dysentery and also for atonic conditions of the intestines.
Blackberry root and root bark are also used in syrups and cordials for easing diarrhea.

Blackberry has a taste of ASTRINGENT, BITTER and a temperature of COOL.


Decoction1 cup 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Blackberry

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Diarrheaastringenttincture, tea


Felter, H.W. and J.U. Lloyd. 1983. (1898). King's Dispensatory. Portland, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications.
Wren, R.C. 1988. Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs. Essex: C.W. Daniel Co. Ltd.