The Red Rasberry Herb or (Rubus strigosus) is cultivated and widely grown in all temperate regions around the world.
A single red raspberry weighs about 3–5 g or 0.11–0.18 oz and the fruit pulp is made up of about a 100 juicy drupelets with one seed each. A red raspberry herb bush can yield several hundred berries a year. Unlike blackberries and dewberries, a raspberry has a hollow core that can be observed once it is removed from it’s stem receptacle.
Medicinal Properties of the Leaves – Antiemetic, astringent, purgative, stomachic, parturient, tonic, stimulant, alterative.
Medicinal Properties of the Fruit – Laxative, esculent, antacid, parturient.
Red Raspberries are high in antioxidants and polyphenols and contain high levels of a compound known as ellagic acid, a polyphenol prized for its anticarcinogenic properties. Red Raspberries are also high in anthocyanins, the flavanoid compounds responsible for the berries a red color.
Red Raspberry Herb is best known for it ability to heal canker sores that appear on mucous membranes of the body by eliminating food and drinking 1 cup of red raspberry tea every hour until the sores disappear.
Other common uses include: easing of labor pains, dysentery, fever, flu, morning sickness, labor and delivery, diabetes, diarrhea, nausea, decreasing menstrual flow and intestinal problems.
Tea Preparation: 1 oz of the dried herb to one pint of boiling water. Steep for 20 minutes
Leaves are available in powdered form or capsules..
Other common names: Wild red raspberry, rubus, raspberry, framboise rouge, sauvage and rubus idaeus.