The fruit, flower, leaf and even raspberry root are used for medicinal purposes
The fruit, flower, leaf and even raspberry root are used for medicinal purposes. Leaves and flowers are collected in June and July, fruits in July and August while raspberry root is collected during autumn. Raspberries have a high content of purines, especially in dried fruits, so they are not recommended for people with gout and nephritis. The fruits should not be used if there is a worsening of gastritis and ulcers, but the healing liquid from the leaves is healing for gastric mucosa. Raspberry fruits are a strong allergen.
Fruits – encourage sweating and are a useful natural remedy against vomiting. They have analgesic and antipyretic effects. They are used against colds and rheumatism. They are useful against atherosclerosis, anemia and hypertension. Raspberry fruits contain glucose, fructose, tannins and pectins. They have the antisclerotic effect of fatty acids and β-sitosterol. The organic acids in this fruit are fruit acids (citric and malic) and salicylic.
Flowers have anti-inflammatory and antitoxic effects. They are used against fever and hemorrhoids.
The root has a hemostatic effect, ie it stops bleeding.
The leaves are most often used due to respiratory problems, ie bronchitis and inflammatory conditions of the lungs, against heavy menstrual cycles and diseases of the digestive organs, ie diarrhea, colitis and enterocolitis.
Raspberries contain coumarin while darker fruits contain even more coumarin. Coumarin is a substance that lowers prothrombin levels, normalizes blood coagulation and plays an important role in heart attack prevention. Raspberries are rich in vitamins and minerals. They contain vitamins B1, B2, B3, C, carotene, folic acid, salts of iron, potassium, magnesium and copper. Raspberry fruits are dried and frozen for long-term storage. Frozen raspberries retain their taste, aroma and useful properties. Dried fruits are used for medicinal purposes. Wild raspberries are better for treatment than domestic raspberries. It is useful to use raspberry leaves against colds because the leaves contain 5 times more ascorbic acid than fruits.
Raspberry tea is an excellent diaphoretic agent for stimulating sweating and an antipyretic agent for lowering the temperature. The drink is made from fruits, leaves, flowers and even unripe fruits. Raspberry tea is especially effective during the first signs of a cold. It is recommended to take two to three cups of hot tea a day to prevent colds. Pour two tablespoons of dried raspberries or 100 grams of fresh raspberries with one cup of boiling water. Leave for about half an hour in a closed container. Add one tablespoon of honey and use at bedtime to encourage sweating.
Cocktail with raspberries – in a blender mix two tablespoons of raspberries, two tablespoons of powdered sugar, one egg, 20 ml of raspberry juice and one cup of milk.