Latin Name: Fragaria vesca
Wild strawberry leaves, botanically classified as Fragaria vesca, are members of the Rosaceae, or rose family. The leaves and roots contain tannins, vitamin C, traces of oil, proanthocyanins, flavonoids, phenolic acids and others.
Ever since ancient times, all parts of wild straw berry have been used as herbal medicine.
– The leaves and roots have been used in herbal teas to improve bile and liver function.
– The leaves of wild strawberries are diuretic and are considered to have blood-purifying properties.
– An herbal tea made from the leaves has been used internally to relief diarrhea, gastroenteritis and hemorrhoids.
– The tea has also been used as a gargle to relief bad throat, and externally to treat minor burns, cuts and scrapes.
– Wild strawberry leaves are a storehouses of tannins. These tannins have powerful astringent actions. They unclog pores and allow swollen tissue to breath. They also attack plaque on the tooth enamel with astonishing vigor.