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You've probably heard about the blackberry, but will know all the benefits that this fruit can provide your health ?!

There are different types of berries: red, white and black. They have a small size, ranging between 1 and 3 centimeters, depending on the species.

Liliane Oppermann, nutróloga medical with the title of Specialist Abran (Brazilian Association of Nutrition) and Former Director of the Brazilian Medical Association Orthomolecular (Ambo), explains what are the nutritional properties of blackberry:

Fruit: It is rich in vitamins and minerals, source of iron, vitamin C and calcium. It also contains anthocyanins, antioxidants able to reverse the cell damage by free radicals.

Sheets: They are used to make mulberry tea, which is currently done very successfully by the various benefits it can offer to health. It is the sheet which is higher concentration of magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and calcium as well as antioxidant vitamins like vitamin C and E.

mulberry tea benefits

Liliane Oppermann explains that the blackberry tea began to be studied in Japan. "Its effectiveness has been tested and approved first by the Japanese Ministry of Health, been disclosed by the Japanese TV channel NHK" he says.

Medical nutróloga explains that after such studies with cranberry tea (Amora Miura), it can be concluded that it has powerful effects. Among them included:

It has vitalizing effect: and it is rich in magnesium, potassium and phosphorus increases the resistance and power, and increase immunity.

Fighting diabetes: Tea helps fight diabetes because it has the DNJ, inhibiting glucose rate with the natural release of insulin.

Improves the functioning of the kidneys and liver: assists in improving the functioning of the liver and kidneys, inhibiting the accumulation of fat and cholesterol in these organs.

Fight osteoporosis: It can be an important ally in combating osteoporosis because it has 22 times more calcium than milk, and contain more potassium, magnesium and natural iron, protein, fiber, zinc and yeast.

Improves circulation: through improved rates of cholesterol and neutral fats in the blood, tea improves blood circulation.

Prevents hypertension: by having y-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a hypotensive, offers normalization effect and inhibition of blood elevation.

Reduces symptoms of menopause: regulates hormones acting effectively in the symptoms of menopause.

It helps inhibit cancer appearance: according to studies, the mulberry leaves have properties that can inhibit the emergence of cancer.

Regulates intestinal transit: by possessing significant amount of fiber, mulberry tea facilitates intestinal transit and helps improve constipation. further decreases the harmful bacilli without affecting the beneficial - which keeps the intestinal flora in good condition.

Prevents the proliferation of fungi: The blackberry tea may also inhibit the proliferation of fungi furthermore has a bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effects.

Helps combat baldness: to revitalize the circulation in the scalp and gradually inhibit the fall of the wires, cranberry tea can be a good ally in the fight against baldness.

mulberry tea lose weight?

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This is a major doubt about it. Liliane Opperman explains that the blackberry tea can indeed contribute to weight loss.

"This is due to the presence of fibers and yeast, which facilitate digestion and improve bowel function, and inhibit the accumulation of fat in the body, especially the accumulation of fat in the gut, thus preventing obesity," says the medical nutróloga .

But Liliane Opperman remember that tea is only as an ally. "It's important nutritional monitoring so that the menu is balanced and complete, according to the needs of each person," he said.

Also according to the nutróloga, weight loss varies from person to person, but the average is 1.5 kg per week, having a balanced diet and daily physical exercise (combined with the blackberry tea consumption).

How to make cranberry tea?

According to Liliane Opperman, the medicinal properties of blackberry tea leaves are enhanced in the infusion. The recipe is simple:

  • In an iron pan, put 1 liter of water;
  • Turn off the heat as soon as it begins to boil;
  • Put water in a container and add one tablespoon of dry mulberry leaves.
  • When warm, strain and drink without sweetening.

The nutróloga points out that the tea can be stored in the refrigerator or in a thermos for no more than 24 hours.

How should the blackberry tea consumption?

Liliane Opperman gives some tips about the blackberry tea consumption:

  • It is advisable to prepare and consume the tea on the same day.
  • The preparation liter of cranberry tea can be eaten cold or hot, 3 times a day between meals.
  • You can start taking the blackberry tea in the morning, but no need to take it necessarily fasting.

Contraindications of mulberry tea

According to Liliane Opperman, there is no known contraindications with respect to mulberry tea. "However, its use in pregnant women and nursing mothers must be previously evaluated by a professional nutritionist" he says.

Other teas that can help anyone lose weight

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Not only the blackberry tea that has been a hit among people who wish to lose a few pounds. Liliane Opperman points out that green tea is highly recommended for weight loss diets. "Besides him, the tea hibiscus and rosemary are good indications for reduction measures," he says.

Rosemary tea recipe for losing weight


  • 300ml water
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary herb tea.


  • Boil water.
  • Add the rosemary in the herb.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Coe.
  • It is ready to drink

Tip of Liliane nutróloga: drink three cups of rosemary tea a day.

Remember that neither the mulberry tea and tea or any other works miracles! Teas can only help in a weight loss process. However, to get good results, you need to follow a balanced diet and, preferably, physical activities.