Blackberry root bark is a good old-time and reliable remedy for diarrhea, hemorrhage, and vomiting. Its astringency has made it very valuable in the treatment of internal and external bleeding, dysentery, hemorrhoids, cystitis, loose bowels, excessive menstrual flow and excess water. The entire plant was once believed to possess a significant power both as a medicine and as a charm. Herbalists regard Blackberry root as a powerful astringent which, when applied to the skin, cleanses wounds and relieves the pain of insect bites. It is a wonderful skin cleanser for oily skin and is thought to treat acne, as well as boils, skin eruptions and burns.
The root of the Blackberry plant contains high quantities of tannins, which have a desirable astringent effect on the intestinal lining, particularly on the mucous membranes of the digestive tract. Because the body uses diarrhea to flush out toxins from food and intestinal invaders such as viral or bacterial infections and parasites, it's not always a good idea to stop it. Your best bet sometimes is to use herbs that not only stops diarrhea but it also helps to treat the problem that caused it to begin with. Fortunately, Blackberry root has high tannin content, which tones and temporarily tightens the intestinal lining. This action helps to prevent the irritating and toxic substances that caused the problem from being absorbed back into the bloodstream. When mixed with syrup, it is useful for children with weak stomachs and no appetite. Some gastrointestinal conditions are serious, and you should consult your health provider prior to using any herbal remedy.