Raspberry Leaf

Reviewed on 9/15/2021

What Is Raspberry Leaf Used For and How Does it Work?

Raspberry leaf suggested uses include for cardiovascular disorders, diarrhea, menstrual cramping (dysmenorrhea), gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, labor and delivery support, heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia), miscarriage prevention, morning sickness, mouth/throat/skin inflammation (topical), and respiratory disorders.

There is little benefit of raspberry leaf use versus placebo.

Raspberry leaf is available under the following different brand and other names: red raspberry, Rubus idaeus, Rubus strigosus.

Dosages of Raspberry Leaf

  • See package labels

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Tea

  • 1 cup orally up to 6x/day; 1.5 g leaves/150 mL water

Liquid Extract

  • 4-8 ml orally three times daily; 1:1 in 25% alcohol

Ease Labor and Delivery

  • 2 g dried leaf/240 ml water

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Raspberry Leaf?

Side effects of Raspberry Leaf include:

  • There are no reported side effects of raspberry leaf.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Raspberry Leaf?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Raspberry Leaf has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Raspberry Leaf has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Raspberry Leaf has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Raspberry Leaf has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Raspberry Leaf?

Warnings

This medication contains raspberry leaf. Do not take red raspberry, Rubus idaeus, or Rubus strigosus if you are allergic to raspberry leaf or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Raspberry Leaf?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Raspberry Leaf?"

Cautions

  • None

Pregnancy and Lactation

An Australian study showed no adverse outcomes from raspberry leaf use during pregnancy. There is no information available on use of raspberry leaf while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.

References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/red-raspberry-rubus-idaeus-raspberry-leaf-344515

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