The plants around us. Volum III The plant around us. Volume III. Etwining project - Page 23

GASTRONOMIC USE AND OTHER USES The soft fruit is popular for use in desserts, jams, seedless jelly, and sometimes wine. It is often mixed with apples for pies and crumbles. Blackberries are also used to produce candy. Seeds contain oil rich in omega-3 (alpha- linolenic acid) and omega-6 (linoleic acid) fats as well as protein, dietary fiber, carotenoids, ellagitannins, and ellagic acid. Blackberries contain both soluble and insoluble fiber components. Cultivated blackberries are notable for their significant contents of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K. MEDICINAL USE This plant is useful to treat the anemia and for protecting from cancer. The flowers are antiasthmatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive and expectorant. With the essential oil that you can make with this plant can be used as an antiseptic solution for wounds, ulcers, sores, etc. Part of his parts (his flowers, leaves, fruits and his sprouts) have properties that are benefy, like they’re anti inflammatory, antipletoric and refreshing, antihypertensive. A few more of his medicinal properties are that they’re also astringent, odontalgic ,diuretic, antidiabetic and hemostatic. It can also be used to add a fragrance into the syrups and it also has laxant effects. With his leaves, it can also be used against the baby diarrea.