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Rubus allegheniensis Porter
The leaves and bark of the root of blackberry or raspberry contain tannin among other things, and have been used for centuries to make a tonic drink.
The young leaves are an excellent spring tonic to tone the stomach and bowels.
A common way to prepare this tonic is to dry the leaves and use one ounce to a pint of water. Allow to simmer for ten to fifteen minutes.
A cupful of the tonic drink may be taken daily; for example, for a seven to ten day period for tonic purposes.
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