What are the therapeutic properties of raspberry, characteristic of the plant, how to prepare a decoction for gargling, an infusion with flowers or leaves, astringent effect of a drink made with dry leaves.
The raspberry plant resembles that of the bramble, with the difference that the ramifications are much shorter and the thorns have smaller dimensions.
With a maximum height of one meter, the raspberry plant is characterized by leaves composed of leaflets in a variable number from three to five, with serrated margin, variable size, oval shape, pointed end and bright green color above and light green below.
The flowers are scarce and resemble small roses, with more developed green sepals than the five white petals.
The raspberry plant blooms in June while the fruits make their appearance in late August.
Fresh fruit and leaves are used.
The leaves collected at the time of flowering and dried contain tannic substances, including oxalic acid.
The decoction is used to gargle against angina.
Used orally, it is an excellent intestinal astringent, while used as an enema it is effective against hemorrhoids.
Once dried, the leaves can be used against diarrhea.
As for the fruits, they are good sweeteners and are used to prepare refreshing syrups with a mild laxative effect.Recommended readings
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The infusion of flowers has sweat effects, which is why it is used to treat colds, gout and rheumatism.
The fruit is also recommended for rheumatists and dyspeptics.
About the preparations, for a decoction about 30 grams of leaves are needed every half liter of water, for an infusion you need 25 grams of flowers or leaves, while for a drink with an astringent effect 10 grams of dry leaves are enough.