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Scientific Name: Rubus idaeus

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Rubus idaeus
Rubus idaeus


  • Perennial
  • Hardy
  • Full sun
  • Suckering, deciduous shrub - 2 meter
  • White flowers and red fruit in summer
  • Need to be supported

Culinary Uses

  • Eat fruit fresh, cooked or made into jam, jelly, syrup or juice.
  • Tea with the leaves
  • Raspberry vinegar - good salad dressing

Parts Used

  • Leaves and berries

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Astringent herb - encourage easy labour during pregnancy
  • Leaves: contains flavonoids, tannins - Relieve diarrhea and period cramps
  • Cleansing diuretic - help rheumatism
  • External remedy:
  • Eyewash for conjunctivitis
  • Lotion: sores, wounds, burns, varicose ulcers and excessive vaginal discharge
  • Wash/gargle - tonsillitis, mouth inflammation
  • Berries:
  • Natural detoxifier
  • Tonic for the whole system
The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded through history. Always seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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