Using the berries as herbal medicine is not especially common today, but the berries are often used in conjunction with other medicinal herbs in so-called blood-purifying teas.
The berries have also been used cosmetically in skin care creams to restore and strengthen the skin, reduce wrinkles, bleach freckles and relieve sunburns.
The juice of the fruits has been used as a natural treatment for chilblains, and fresh strawberries have been used to remove tartar and discoloration on the teeth.
Since the fruits are rich in iron and potassium, they can be a good addition to the diet of those suffering from anemia.
The young leaves can be eaten, either raw or cooked. The fresh or dried leaves can be used to make a tea that tastes delicious and is suitable for children.
The leaves of wild strawberries are mildly astringent (contracting), diuretic and are considered to have blood-purifying properties.
The astringent effect of the wild strawberry leaves is due to the content of tannins.