Like the raspberry, also in case of strawberry it is possible to use leaves, roots and fruits thanks to the healthy properties of this plant. Some people are allergic to strawberries with symptoms such as hives, itching, rash, but these effects are often due to the powerful detox property of strawberry.
Strawberry is rich in vitamin C, A, B1, B2 but also phosphorus, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium. In addition to this, the fruit (the real fruits are the seeds!) contains also antioxidants, against ageing processes and free radicals, and folic acid. It has diuretic, detox and remineralizing properties. The antioxidants and vitamin C in the strawberry are important because help in case of joint inflammations. If it is possible, prefer organic strawberries because “normal” strawberries have too much pesticides that are difficult to remove.
Roots and leaves
In order to purify the blood, to relax, to calm nerves and stimulate the organs try the herbal tea obtained from fresh or dry roots and leaves. If you have roots and leaves of wild strawberries use them because they contain more antioxidants. In order to prepare the herbal tea take 40 gr of leaves and roots, break up them and add to cold water. Leave for 15 minutes then heat to boiling and boil for a couple of minutes. Filter and drink up to 3 cups a day for a month.
Press 2-3 strawberries and apply the pulp on your teeth, leave for 3 minutes then brush your teeth. Strawberries contain malic acid, a substance that helps whiten the teeth. In addition to this, these fruits remove also the bacteria from mouth and teeth.
Strawberry juice, if applied on the skin, cleans it and makes the skin shiny and smooth. Moreover, it is able to remove the excess of sebum, for this reason the juice can be a valid remedy if you suffer from acne. You can apply slices of strawberry directly on the skin, or you can prepare a milk by mixing fresh juice of strawberry to some milk, apply it on your face and leave the milk for the whole night, then, in the morning, wash your face.