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Raspberry Leaves Dried - Herbal Collection - 75 g

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Raspberry Leaves Dried - Herbal Collection - 75 g

Rubus idaeus


Raspberry leaves tea may help increase metabolism and encourage weight loss. 


It is believed to be detoxifying and help with general health.


Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/raspberry


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plant name


Raspberry, Ida's bramble , Raspberry (English)


International Latin denomination


Rubus idaeus L.


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • A woody , bramble -like perennial shrub with erect, cylindrical stems, found throughout the northern hemisphere
  • Stems biennial, root suckering, perennial, emitting new shoots each year. The stems are armed with slightly pungent prickles. The underside of the leaf is whitish and the red fruit is made up of a set of small drupes
  • The raspberry is often associated in its natural environment with beech , mountain ash or elderberry
  • According to Pol Henry [1] , it is an indicator plant of a certain degradation of the soil, by acid blocking of the fertilizing properties of the humus. It lives in the sessiliflorous silicolous oak forest and the acidophilic beech forest. It is the forest which is degrading, acidifying, adapted to leached soils, to clayey sands where the cuts lead to the growth of brambles


History and tradition


  • Its name ( Rubus idaeusIda bramble ”) comes from the fact that the raspberry was born on the slopes of Mount Ida, home of the gods of Olympus, the name of the genus Rubus coming from the Latin ruber which means “red” , with reference to the fruits of the many species of this family or to the coloring that the leaves of some of them bear in autumn, and because of its presence in the undergrowth, European botanists classified it as 19th century among the tribe of the “Dryads”, named after the nymphs whose life was linked to that of the trees and the forest [2]
  • Its culture in Europe dates back to the end of the Middle Ages
  • Red raspberry leaf has traditionally been used to promote labor in parturients and to reduce pain during childbirth


Parts used


  • Sheets
  • Young plants


Dosage forms available



Usual dosages




Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots



Main components of essential oil




Plant properties


  • Leaf :
    • Tonic
    • Astringent
    • Diuretic
    • Uterotonic, aqueous extract of raspberry leaves produced increased contraction of mouse uterine muscles [4] , effect antagonized by salbutamol and nifedipine
    • The effect could be reversed depending on the concentration and become utero-relaxing
    • Antioxidant (fruits and leaves) [5] , [6]
  • Fruit :
  • Sanguine H6 from Rubus coreanus ( Korean bramble or "black raspberry") is a potential anti-angiogenic agent [10]


Bud properties


  • Antibacterial ( Corynebacterium diphtheriae ), antioxidant, cytotoxic on cancer cells [11]
  • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant [12]


Properties of essential oil




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • The leaves are useful in preparing for childbirth in the last month of pregnancy.
  • Small fruits are useful in the dietetics of cancers [13]


Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)



Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


Known or suspected mode of action


Usual formulations





Possible side effects and precautions for use


  • Avoid raspberry leaf during the first trimester of pregnancy [14]


Bibliographic references


  1. Go↑ Henry Pol. Gemmotherapy, therapy with plant embryonic extracts. Author's edition. Brussels, 1982.
  2. Go↑ Chloe Darge. The raspberry, Rubus idaeus L. Thesis presented for the herbalist diploma - IFAPME - Herboristerie - 2018
  3. Go↑ Gudej, J. (2003). Kaempferol and quercetin glycosides from Rubus idaeus L. leaves. Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica, 60(4), 313–315.
  4. Go↑ Olson, A., & DeGolier, T. (2016). Contractile activity of Rubus idaeus extract on isolated mouse uterine strips. Bios, 87(2), 39-47. Retrieved September 9, 2020, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/24878630a
  5. Go↑ Shiow Y. Wang, Hsin-Shan Lin. Antioxidant Activity in Fruits and Leaves of Blackberry, Raspberry, and Strawberry Varies with Cultivar and Developmental Stage. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2000 48 (2), 140-146. [1]
  6. Go↑ Marja P. Kähkönen, Anu I. Hopia, Heikki J. Vuorela, Jussi-Pekka Rauha, Kalevi Pihlaja, Tytti S. Kujala, Marina Heinonen. Antioxidant Activity of Plant Extracts Containing Phenolic Compounds. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 1999 47 (10), pp. 3954–3962
  7. Go↑ Mazur WM, Uehara M, Wähälä K, Adlercreutz H. Phyto-oestrogen content of berries, and plasma concentrations and urinary excretion of enterolactone after a single strawberry-meal in human subjects.Br J Nutr. 2000 Apr;83(4):381-7. PMID 10858696
  8. Go↑ Morimoto C, Satoh Y, Hara M, Inoue S, Tsujita T, Okuda H. Anti-obese action of raspberry ketone. Life Sci. 2005 May 27;77(2):194-204. PMID 15862604
  9. Go↑ Park KS. Raspberry ketone increases both lipolysis and fatty acid oxidation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Planta Med. 2010 Oct;76(15):1654-8. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1249860. PMID 20425690
  10. Go↑ Lee SJ, Lee HK. Sanguiin H-6 blocks endothelial cell growth through inhibition of VEGF binding to VEGF receptor. Arch Pharm Res. 2005 Nov;28(11):1270-4. PMID 16350854
  11. Go↑ Miros¿awa Krauze-Baranowska, Daniel G¿ód, Marta Kula, Magdalena Majdan, Rafa¿ Ha¿asa, Adam Matkowski, Weronika Koz¿owska, Anna Kawiak. Chemical composition and biological activity of Rubus idaeus shoots - a traditional herbal remedy of Eastern Europe. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014, 14:480 (12 December 2014 Abstract texte intégral
  12. Go↑ Donno D, Beccaro GL, Carlen C, Ançay A, Cerutti AK, Mellano MG, Bounous G. Analytical fingerprint and chemometrics as phytochemical composition control tools in food supplement analysis: characterization of raspberry bud preparations of different cultivars. J Sci Food Agric. 2016 Jul;96(9):3157-68. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.7494. PMID 26459916
  13. Go↑ Navindra P. Seeram, Lynn S. Adams, Yanjun Zhang, Rupo Lee, Daniel Sand, Henry S. Scheuller, David Heber. Blackberry, Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Red Raspberry, and Strawberry Extracts Inhibit Growth and Stimulate Apoptosis of Human Cancer Cells In Vitro. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2006 54 (25), 9329-9339. PMID 17147415
  14. Go↑ D. Jill Mallory MD, Postdates Pregnancy, in Integrative Medicine (Fourth Edition), 2018 Red Raspberry Leaf


Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

Do not exceed the daily dose.


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