Blackberry is a trailing perennial plant that grows in dry or sandy soil. The plant bears slender branches possessing sharp and recurved prickles. Its leaves are hairy bearing 3 to 5 leaflets. The leaflets are doubly serrate and ovate shaped. The flowers have five-petals are white in colour. Its ripe berries are red in colour.
Blackberry has astringent properties. It is used in diarrhoea, dysentery, sore throat and hemorrhoids. A tea made from its dried root is used for curing dropsy.