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Herb Information
Name: Raspberry
Biological Name: Rubus idaeus

Rosaceae

Other Names: Raspberry
Parts Used: Leaves and fruit
Active Compounds:
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Polypeptides

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Flavonoids, mainly glycosides of kaempferol and quercitin

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Tannins

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Fruit sugar

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Volatile oil

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Pectin

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Citric acid

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Malic acid

Remedies For

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.

Dosage: 

Infusion: Pour a cup of boiling water onto 2 teaspoonfuls of the dried herb and let infuse for 10-15 minutes. This may be drunk freely.

Tincture: take 2-4 ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety:

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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