There are more than 700 diverse genus of flowering plants that dewberries, Raspberry, blackberries are common widely distributed members of the genus.

Genus Rubus known as tropical highland blackberry, which in some countries people use in their food and others use as part of animal feed.


The species Rubus has been known by its high content of antioxidant substances, and researchers believe this may have characteristics to be used in medicine or cosmetics. According to research, a health benefit of blackberries is their ability to work as a cancer-fighting food, because of rich antioxidants that found in it. 


Blackberries contain polyphenols (known for cancer –fighting abilities) specifically, anthocyanin (a particular polyphenol) that is found in high concentrations in this fruit.  In regard to lung cancer there has been at least one sturdy demonstrating the effectiveness of cyanidin-3 –glucoside, a specific anthocyanin found in blackberries, on the growth of cancerous lung tumors.


While the cause of cancer is complex and different from person to person, but the mutation of DNA and healthy cells in particular is what seems to lead to the growth of this disease, so eating antioxidant- rich foods, such as blackberries, helps suppress this mutation.


Where the study from UCLA investigated the effects of six different berry varieties including the blackberry on the growth of oral, breast, colon and prostate cancers, that berry extracts prohibited cancer growth to some degree, and urging researchers to continue looking into the impact these berries can have in treating cancer.

Also blackberry’s ability to fight inflammation in its protection against stomach ulcers and antibacterial activity is another function.  Overall the blackberries not only are good source of antioxidants also loaded with vitamin C too.




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