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Biological Name: Rubus idaeusraspberry

Family: Rosaceae

Other Names: Raspberry

Elements Applied: Fruit and leaves are applied in herbal medicine

Active Components:

  • Malic acid
  • Polypeptides
  • Citric acid
  • Flavonoids, mostly glycosides of quercitin and kaempferol
  • Pectin
  • Tannins
  • Volatile oil
  • Fruit sugar

Used For: The herb is applied to treat diarrhea, stimulate the muscles, and induce labor.

Raspberry has a long history of application by pregnant women to make the uterine tissue stronger, promoting sufficient contractions and preventing bleeding in childbirth. As far as its astringency is concerned, it can be applied in a variety of conditions, like leucorrhoea, diarrhea, and other diseases, associated with loose stools. It can also be applied to relieve mouth ulcers, sores, inflamed and bleeding gums. It may be used to relieve sore throats, if taken as a gargle.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare an infusion, take two teaspoons of dry herb extract for 250 ml of boiling water and steep it for ten to fifteen minutes. The remedy may be used when necessary.

In form of tincture the herb is taken at a dose of 2-4 ml thrice per day.

Safety: There is no data concerning the plant’s safety level. It is possible that the herb interacts with the medicine you use. Speak to your health-care provider before taking the remedy.