Astringent, Diuretic, Febrifuge, Parturient, Stomachic, Tonic, Uterine Tonic
Bed Wetting/Incontinence, Diarrhea, Herbal Teas, Longevity Tonics, Menorrhagia, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sore Throat
Rubus idaeus, a member of the Roseaceae family. Raspberry is a perennial which bears biennial 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.
Also Known As:
Red raspberry, european raspberry
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