Elmleaf blackberry honey, beauty cosmetic and natural remedy
Antioxidant and antipyretic properties, useful in case of inflammation and mouth ulcers, against the flu, for cosmetic use makes the hair shiny, strengthens it and helps to counteract dandruff and itching of the scalp.
Elmleaf blackberry, also called bramble, scientific name Rubus ulmifolius, is a species of wild blackberry belonging to the Rosaceae family. The bramble is a remedy of tradition thanks to its powerful anti-pyretic properties, therefore useful to counteract the fever, and to its antioxidant effect given by some phenolic compounds such as ellagitannins (Martins et al, Food Funct, Jun 2014 - Niaz et al, BMC Complement Altern Med). These healthful properties are also transferred to honey that is obtained from the nectar of the elmleaf blackberry. Therefore, in case of flu, cold and cough, or even for preventive purposes or to treat inflammation in the mouth and mouth ulcers, you can sweeten your teas or a cup of warm milk, cow’s or plant based milk, as you like, with a teaspoon of bramble honey. In alternative you can take a teaspoon of this delicious honey in the morning or as a snack, maybe spread on a slice of wholemeal bread. But bramble honey has also an interesting application in the cosmetic field (Bruno Brigo, Natural Medicine from A to Z). In fact, this type of honey contains malic acid (A. Bruni, general and applied Pharmacognosy), a substance useful to the beauty of the hair since it helps to counteract dandruff and bacteria, removes all traces of dirt, strengthens the hair helping to prevent the fall and also makes the hair shiny. In case of dry, brittle, dull hair, which tends to break or fall, you can use bramble honey, let's see how. Bring to boil a liter of water, when it has reached the boiling remove it from the heat and let it cool down a bit. Then add 2 tablespoons of bramble honey and mix. Wash your hair with your usual shampoo, rinse and then pour on your hair this preparation based on bramble honey. Leave on for 5 minutes and then rinse with water.