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Raspberry
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Rubus idaeus

raspberry

plant overview
tea, tonic and skin toner

The raspberry is the fruit of a thorny shrub in the rose family that is widely distributed throughout Europe, Asia and North America. The berry, each of which consists of 100 or more tiny drupelets, is cooked as jam or added to pastries and other baked goods. The leaves of the plant contain a variety of tannins, which have an astringent effect. Raspberry leaf is commonly prepared as tea, alone or in combination with other herbs. Raspberry leaf infusions are used in natural hair and skin products, as well as mouthwashes and throat gargles.

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Raspberry
Rubus idaeus

raspberry

plant overview
tea, tonic and skin toner

The raspberry is the fruit of a thorny shrub in the rose family that is widely distributed throughout Europe, Asia and North America. The berry, each of which consists of 100 or more tiny drupelets, is cooked as jam or added to pastries and other baked goods. The leaves of the plant contain a variety of tannins, which have an astringent effect. Raspberry leaf is commonly prepared as tea, alone or in combination with other herbs. Raspberry leaf infusions are used in natural hair and skin products, as well as mouthwashes and throat gargles.

01.
A Bit of Botany
a little botanical information on raspberry

description
Rubus idaeus, a member of the Roseaceae family. Raspberry is a perennial which bears biennial stems ("canes") from a perennial root system. In the plant's first year of growth, a new, unbranched stem ("primocane") will grow vigorously to its full height of roughly 5-8 feet. The stem will bear large pinnately compound leaves with five or seven leaflets, however there are usually no flowers produced during this time.

In its second year (as a "floricane"), the stem will not grow in height, but instead will produce several side shoots, which will bear smaller leaves with three or five leaflets. During this second year of growth flowers are produced in late spring. These flowers will be about a centimeter in diameter with five white petals each and will bloom on short racemes on the tips of the new side shoots.

The familiar and edible raspberry fruit is red. It is sweet but tart-flavored. It is produced in summer or early autumn. In actual botanical terms, the fruit is not a berry— but is instead an aggregate fruit of numerous drupelets around a central core.

When collecting raspberries, these drupelets separate from their core, leaving a hollow fruit, whereas when blackberries and most other species of Rubus are harvested the drupelets stay attached to the core.

common names & nomenclature
The species name idaeus is in reference to Mount Ida—near Troy in northwest Turkey—where it grows and the ancient Greeks were most familiar with it.

Also known as:
red raspberry, european raspberry

for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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