Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) Native and Non-Native Varieties

Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

Parts used: leaf, fruit

Medicinal uses: For their astringent properties, to treat diarrhea and as a gargle for mouth or throat infections, and as an ingredient in teas. Also tones the uterus helping to ease labor in childbirth.

Nutritional information: Raspberries are an excellent source of fiber, manganese, vitamin C, flavonoids, and ellagic acid. They are a very good source of vitamin B2 as well as a good source of other B vitamins, such as folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6 (Murray 312).

Cautions: Some recommend not taking raspberry leaf medicinally during the early stages of pregnancy. Others recommend the use of this tonic plant throughout pregnancy (Chevallier 263, Gladstar, Romm).

Raspberry Rubus idaeus

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