REAL, FRUGAL, HEALTHY, and FUN!!!
I came across this post after my husband thought it was weird when I did not cut the greens off of my strawberries when making smoothies. I thought I’d share this post as strawberry season is here. Don’t throw away all of those strawberry greens!
Strawberry leaf has a mild, fruity flavor and is one of the highest sources of naturally occurring Vitamin C available. As with raspberry leaf it makes a very pleasant spring tonic and is especially beneficial to pregnant and nursing mothers and to young children. It is very soothing to the stomach.
Harvest young leaves in good condition, throughout the spring and summer, but particularly during blossoming for the finest flavor. Again, use either fresh or completely dried leaves, as strawberry leaf suffers from the same toxic change as raspberry leaf during the drying process.
Its safety as a tea is not in question when the leaf is entirely dry or fresh, but not between the two. To make the infusion/tea pour boiling water over 1 tsp. of crushed strawberry leaf, steep for 5-10 minutes, and then strain. For diarrhea, drink several cups per day. (1…
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