Common name: Blackberry

Latin name: Rubus Fruticosus

Other names: “crying small girl”

Description: The blackberry (Rubus Fruticosus) is a perennial wild shrub from the Rosaceae family with more than 240 species. It is widespread throughout Bulgaria in the forests, meadows, roadsides, foothills and mountain slopes with an altitude of up to 1800 m. The stems are woody (or herbaceous), erect, arched or prostrate, covered with spines and reach up to 2 m. in height. Blackberry leaves are pointed at the apex, triple or odd-pinnate, glabrous or fibrous, with small spines on the underside of the main vein. The flower is white or pink, formed by 5 petals and 5 sepals, with many pistils and stamens. The ripe fruit is juicy, tasty, gathered, with many blue-black and black drupe fruits.

Part of the herb used: leaves (Folia Rubi Fruticosi), roots (Radix Rubi Fruticosi), fruit (Fructus Rubi Fruticosi)

Harvest time: Blackberry leaves are collected throughout the period, but during the flowering period, the concentration of useful substances in them is the greatest. They are dried in dry and ventilated places.

Chemical composition/Contents and properties: The leaves (Folia Rubi Fruticosi) contain organic acidstanninsessential oil, tanning and mucilaginous substances, flavonoidsvitamin C, etc. The roots (Radix Rubi Fruticosi) contain tannin, starch, etc. Fruits are rich in sugars, pectin, fruit acids, vitamins K and C, magnesium, calcium, potassium, fiber, etc. Semen (Semen Rubi Fruticosi) contain 12% less fat.

Medicinal action and application: Blackberry has a burning, hemostatic, anti-inflammatory and phytoncide effect. It is used for inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, stomach and intestines, neuroses, shortness of breath, colds, bleeding gums, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, etc.

Possibilities to offer at the customer's request:

Vesselino Ltd. offers their customers the plant in the following varieties:

 leaf (Folia Rubi Fruticosi) - dried whole, crushed, cut to size according to the customer's request, ground into herb powder/flour

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