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Rubus idaeus

Common name: Raspberry

Family: Rosaceae

Part Used:  Leaves and fruit


  • Leaves: Tannins, volatile oil, citric acid, malic acid, polypeptides, flavonoid glycosides, Minerals including Ca, Mg, Fe, and Se.
  • Fruit:  Vits. A, C, K, Ca, Mg.


Medicinal actions:  Astringent, uterine tonic, facilitates parturition

Medicinal use:  Raspberry has been used to facilitate childbirth.  The plant exerts paradoxical actions of uterine relaxation and tonification. Rubus ideas can reduce post-partum hemorrhage, heavy menses, and after pains of labor.

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Pharmacy: Infusion:  2 tsp/ 1 cup water; 1-2 cups TID. Fluid extract (1:1, 25%), 5 ml TID.

Toxicity: None reported.


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