July 24, 2016

Strawberry

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What other names is Strawberry known by?

Alpine Strawberry, Fragaria collina, Fragaria insularis, Fragaria vesca, Fragaria virginiana, Fragaria viridis, Fragariae Folium, Fraise, Fraise Alpine, Fraise de Virginie, Fraise des Bois, Fraise des Bois Alpine Blanche, Fraise des Montagnes, Faise Sauvage, Fraisier, Fraisier Craquelin, Fraisier des Collines, Fraisier Vert, Fresa, Mountain Strawberry, Potentilla vesca, Potentilla virginiana, Potentilla viridis, Strawberries, Virginian Strawberry, Wild Strawberry, Wood Strawberry.

What is Strawberry?

Strawberry is a plant. The fruit is eaten and used to make medicine. The leaves are also used to make medicine.

People take strawberry for a wide range of conditions including diarrhea, sluggish intestines, liver disease, yellowed skin (jaundice), pain and swelling (inflammation) of the lining of the respiratory tract, gout, arthritis, nervous tension, water retention (edema), kidney ailments involving gravel and stones, fever, night sweats, and "tired blood" (anemia).

It is also used for "purifying the blood," stimulating metabolism, preventing menstruation, and supporting "natural weight loss."

Some people put strawberry in a cloth and hold it against the skin (as a compress) for rashes.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Arthritis.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Fever.
  • Gout.
  • Nervous tension.
  • Night sweats.
  • Rashes.
  • Weight loss.
  • Water retention.
  • Stimulating metabolism.
  • Preventing menstruation.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of strawberry for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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