Friday, May 25, 2012

Did You Know?

I realized that I really wanted to share more about homeopathic remedies. This is a subject I've studied some over the years, but I am definitely no expert. If I write about these natural medicinals, I will have to do my homework before each post, but I will enjoy sharing what I know and learning more as I go!

For starters...Did you know that the leaves of strawberry plants are extremely useful in a number of ways? This does not apply to a specific variety, but rather all common varieties of strawberries. The leaves can be broken and boiled to make a tea that is great for many ailments, or they can be eaten without cooking. Taken as a tea or eaten (try them broken up in a fruit salad), the strawberry leaves are good for eczema, and the tea can also be applied to eczema directly as a wash. Do you suffer from night sweats? Strawberry leaf tea purportedly helps with that, too! Boil the tea down to a concentrated infusion and take one or two tablespoons to stop diarrhea in children or adults.

(This information is from Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss, a wonderful book that has seen many years of use in  my home. If you are interested in trying more homeopathic remedies, this is a must-have for your bookcase! The Kloss family have been treating patients with herbal medicinals for several generations and are a leading authority.)

I have strawberries growing in my garden so this is an easy to find remedy and I am personally planning to use it more often. The growing season for the berries is fairly short, but the plants stay green much longer and even come back the following year here in the south. That makes these plants a great addition to any garden!


  1. I have strawberries in the garden, but had no idea the leaves were useful. I'll have to look into this more. Thanks!

  2. This is cool...I love home remedies and finding uses for things that we think are just garbage. Thanks for sharing

  3. Well, this is probably the most useful piece of information I've seen all week! Not only do I have some strawberries growing in the garden, but I also have some mild eczema on my fingertips and always looking for natural ways to keep it in check! Thanks so much for this, I'm pinning this :)

    1. I would love to hear how it works for you eczema!

  4. Betsy Barnes

    Very interesting, never knew tis about strawberry leaves :)