The miraculous blood-nourishing strawberry

When ripe, strawberries appear in a deep red or blackish-purple hue. They are rich in nutrients, soft to eat, sweet and sour, high in water content, and can be consumed fresh, made into wine, used for beverages, jams, or even medicinal purposes—all of which are favored by many.

The entire strawberry plant is considered medicinal, highly regarded by traditional medicine practitioners and historians.

Strawberries have been acknowledged in ancient texts since the Tang Dynasty for their effectiveness in nourishing the kidneys, promoting blood circulation, dispelling wind, relieving thirst, benefiting the five internal organs, joints, improving blood circulation, detoxifying alcohol, promoting tranquility, enhancing hearing and vision, and extending longevity. Strawberries are often used to treat kidney deficiency, dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision, thirst, constipation, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joint inflammations.

Strawberry leaves are bitter-sweet, cold in nature, effective in cooling the liver, brightening the eyes, dispersing wind-heat, benefiting the five internal organs, promoting joint flexibility, nourishing hair, regulating body fluids, and treating fever, cough, headache, dizziness, sore and swollen throat, bleeding from trauma, insect bites, and foot swelling.

Strawberry stems possess a bitter and balanced nature, acting to dispel wind, open up collaterals, promote urination and bowel movements, and are used to treat coughs caused by lung heat, edema in the feet, and difficult bowel movements. In recent years, they’ve also been used in treating hypertension and diabetes.

Modern medical research has confirmed that strawberries contain abundant glucose, glucose, acetic acid, pectin, and various vitamins such as A, B1, B2, C… Strawberries are processed into medicinal wines, syrups, and strawberry jams used to treat nerve weakness, insomnia, kidney yin deficiency, blood deficiency, insufficient body fluids, constipation, with the effects of nourishing blood, calming the intestines. Medicinal pills made from strawberries, strawberry leaves, and black sesame have been formulated to treat premature greying of hair, turning white hair black over time, and promoting hair regrowth.

Therefore, strawberries are recognized as a longevity elixir.

Here are some prescriptions using strawberries:

  • Insomnia: 60 grams of fresh strawberries or 30 grams of dried strawberries brewed twice a day, morning and evening.
  • Constipation due to blood deficiency: Prepare strawberries into a paste and consume 20 grams twice a day.
  • Premature greying of hair: Prepare strawberries into a paste and consume 20 grams three times a day.
  • Joint inflammation: 250 grams of strawberries, 150 grams of strawberry stems, 100 grams of strawberry plant tendrils soaked in alcohol for consumption.
  • Chronic cough due to lung deficiency: 150 grams of strawberries, 100 grams of strawberry leaves, 100 grams of black sesame, ground and boiled with 500 grams of sugar into a thick syrup. Consume three times a day, 15 grams each time.
  • Treating alcohol intoxication: Squeeze the juice from strawberries into clean white fabric and consume it several times.”
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