Perennial; Native to the Northern Hemisphere. Strawberry leaf infusion is astringent, tonic, and diuretic. The tannins in strawberry leaves make it a gentle remedy for diarrhea. King’s American Dispensatory, a textbook of herbal remedies used by physicians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, recommends strawberry leaf infusion for treating dysentery, sexually transmitted diseases, and urinary problems. It is high in vitamin C and has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties that make is useful in treating yeast infections.
The word straw in strawberry comes from the verb to strew, referring to the tangle of vines with which the plant covers the ground.
Strawberry leaves are high in vitamins C and K. Infusions are astringent, tonic and mildly diuretic. The tannins in strawberry leaves make it a gentle remedy for diarrhea or upset stomach. Considered safe for babies and children.
An antibiotic, fragarin, has been isolated from strawberry leaves. Royal crowns use different numbers of strawberry leaves to display rank.