Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

Rubus idaeus

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The Raspberry contains a crystallizable fruit-sugar, a fragrant volatile oil, pectin, citric and malic acids, mineral salts, colouring matter and water. The ripe fruit is fragrant, subacid and cooling: it allays heat and thirst, and is not liable to acetous fermentation in the stomach.

Raspberry vinegar is an acid syrup made with the fruit-juice, sugar and white-wine vinegar, and when added to water forms an excellent cooling drink in summer, suitable also in feverish cases, where the acid is not an objection. It makes a useful gargle for relaxed, sore throat.

A home-made wine, brewed from the fermented juice of ripe Raspberries, is antiscrofulous, and Raspberry syrup dissolves the tartar of the teeth.

The fruit is also utilized for dyeing purposes.

Astringent and stimulant. Raspberry Leaf Tea, made by the infusion of 1 OZ. of the dried leaves in a pint of boiling water, is employed as a gargle for sore mouths, canker of the throat, and as a wash for wounds and ulcers. The leaves, combined with the powdered bark of Slippery Elm, make a good poultice for cleansing wounds, burns and scalds, removing proud flesh and promoting healing.

An infusion of Raspberry leaves, taken cold, is a reliable remedy for extreme laxity of the bowels. The infusion alone, or as a component part of injections, never fails to give immediate relief. It is useful in stomach complaints of children.

Raspberry Leaf Tea is valuable during parturition. It should be taken freely - warm.

     Medicinal Used: Astringent, stimulant. The infusion of 1 oz in 1 pt of boiling water is used as a general gargle in sore mouths, canker of the throat, etc., and as a wash for ulcers and wounds. Combined with Slippery Elm the leaves form a good poultice for removing proud flesh and cleansing wounds. It will be found very valuable for the stomach complaints of children.
     Preparations: Liquid extract (leaves): Dose, 1 - 2 dr.
     
DR. THOMPSON and Dr. coffin recommend the drinking of the Raspberry Leaf tea by pregnant females for giving strength and rendering parturition easy and speedy. It should be taken freely before and during the confinement. The addition of Composition Essence will form a valuable adjunct at such times. This should always be taken warm.

Traditional and historic uses of the substance.

Botanical uses.

 An infusion of Raspberry leaves, taken cold, is a reliable remedy for extreme laxity of the bowels. The infusion alone, or as a component part of injections, never fails to give immediate relief. It is useful in stomach complaints of children. Raspberry Leaf Tea is valuable during parturition. It should be taken freely - warm. [A Modern Herbal; Mrs. M. Grieve]

These drupelets contain high concentrations of Vitamin C and are an excellent source of folic acid, niacin, and riboflavin. Some cultures consider the raspberry as a love-inducing food. More commonly raspberry is used during pregnancy in tea or other vehicles for combating the nausea and vomiting that accompany morning sickness, with some scientific justification. (http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Rubus)

Female - Painful menstruation, prevents miscarriage, helps child-birth, induces normal contractions and relaxations of uterus. (Culpepper's Herbal)
General - Malignant fevers, scurvy, inflammations.
Gastrointestinal - Strengthens stomach, stays vomiting, cholera infantum, chronic dysentery, diarrhoea, looseness of bowels, summer complaints of children.
Female - Profuse menstruation, displacements of womb, sterility, aids in labor by promoting uterine contractions, prevents miscarriage.
Respiratory - Sore throat, phthisis.
Skin - Ulcers, sores, scalds.
Urinary - Haematuria. (North American Medicines)


"Twas only to hear the yorling sing,
And pu' the crawflower round the spring,
The scarlet hep and the hindberrie,
And the nut that hang frae the hazel tree.'
 
Raspberry : Rhyming slang for "heart," as "it made my raspberry beat." E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.

Raspberry vinegar is an acid syrup made with the fruit-juice, sugar and white-wine vinegar, and when added to water forms an excellent cooling drink in summer, suitable also in feverish cases, where the acid is not an objection. It makes a useful gargle for relaxed, sore throat. A home-made wine, brewed from the fermented juice of ripe Raspberries, is antiscrofulous, and Raspberry syrup dissolves the tartar of the teeth. The fruit is also utilized for dyeing purposes. [A Modern Herbal; Mrs. M. Grieve]

Oregon, northern California, Washington, and southern British Columbia (especially near Abbotsford) are where most red raspberries (R. idaeus) are produced for the myriad of soft drinks, preserves, yogurt flavoring, and frozen desserts, as well as becoming the fresh fruits for summer markets. (http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Rubus)