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Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

Red Raspberry: Medical Uses Modern use is based on the traditional uses of raspberry for mouth sores, irritated mucous membranes, and diarrhea. It may also inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Historical Uses Raspberry leaves have been used as a folk remedy for mouth sores, irritated mucous membranes, and diarrhea. Herbalists have sometimes called the red raspberry the herb for pregnancy. Growth The raspberry plant is a thorny bush that grows to about 6 feet high. It originated in Europe and Asia and grows in temperate areas. It resembles but should not be confused with the blackberry plant. Parts Used • Leaves • Fruit Major Chemical Compounds • Vitamins A, B, C, and E • Calcium • Phosphorus • Iron • Fragarine • Ellagic acid Red Raspberry: Clinical Uses Modern use is based on the traditional uses of raspberry for mouth sores, irritated mucous membranes, and diarrhea. It may also inhibit the growth of cancer cells. In a survey of Certified Nursing Midwives who used herbal preparations, 63 percent stated that they used red raspberry leaf to stimulate labor. Mechanism of Action Ellagic acid has antimutagenic, anticarcinogenic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. The Read more […]