Strawberry Leaf (Fragaria vesca)


Strawberry leaves contain trace minerals and vitamins, such as iron, calcium and vitamin C, that are important for the health and maintenance of many different body functions. The University of Maryland Medical Center, UMMC, says iron can improve red blood cell and hemoglobin production, helping treat anemia.

Strawberry leaves are rich in tannins, vitamin C and other vitamins, trace minerals, antioxidant flavonoids, caffeic acids, iron and calcium. These singularly or as a whole can be used to treat a variety of symptoms and ailments.

Scientific research is limited but has indicated that strawberry leaves can be beneficial to your health. It isn’t a recent discovery either, these leaves have been used in folk medicine for a long, long time. From rheumatoid arthritis, skin rashes, respiratory complaints, diarrhea, catarrh, nervousness, water retention and excessive menstrual bleeding; strawberry leaves have been used for them all.