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Raspberry Rubus idaeus


Family: Rosaceae


--Parts Used---Leaves and fruit

Active Compounds:


Flavonoids, mainly glycosides of kaempferol and quercitin


Fruit sugar

Volatile oil


Citric acid

Malic acid

---Medicinal Actions and Uses---Astringent, tonic, parturient.

Raspberry leaves have a long tradition of use in pregnancy to strengthen and tone the tissue of the womb, assisting contractions and checking any hemorrhage during labor. As an astringent it is useful in a wide range of cases, including diarrhea, leucorrhoea and other loose conditions. Also used for easing of mouth problems such as mouth ulcers, bleeding gums and inflammations. As a gargle it will help sore throats.

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