Blackthorn – Prunus spinosa

Category: Билки и лековити растенија - Herbs and medicinal plants - Βότανα και φαρμακευτικά φυτά

Blackthorn is a shrub that reaches up to 3 meters in height and has a lot of prics. This plant’s leaves are oval; the flowers white and very tiny.

The fruit is spherical, small and blue-purple in color. Usually grows in conspicuous places, along roads and higher areas. The fruit abounds with vitamin C and possesses great antioxidant effects; it is used against inflammation of the digestive organs, diarrhea and other intestinal diseases. Besides fruits, flowers of the blackthorn are used as remedy against enlarged prostate and urinary tract diseases.


Expert report on natural landmarks in the municipality of Novaci
Prepared by: Bozidar Boshkovski