Red Raspberry leaf vs. Black Raspberry leaf?

SmurfishyMarch 5, 2012

I use red raspberry leaf for pregnancy and milk production, as well as to prevent gestational diabetes. I know of a huge patch of Black raspberry bushes. Is there really a difference in properties? My research of it only came up with the Black Raspberry, the dark pigment had the highest amount of antioxidants of any fruit. Plus it had other cancer fighting potentials and was currently being researched by the medical community. This is nice to know but does not answer my query.

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Here's the PFAF page on Rubus occidentalis. Has leaf uses listed.

FataMorgana

Here is a link that might be useful: Pfaf.org - Rubus occidentalis

    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 4:04PM
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kk1515

they both exhibit astringent properties, raspberry has other wonderful properties as well (is nutritive for example) but blackberry could be used in a pinch for the astringency if needed...say for bleeding or upset tummy.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 8:15PM
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jolj(7b/8a)

So I just pick the young leaves & dry them?
Or are any age leaf good?
Do I add them to other teas or add other leaves to the dried raspberry leaves?
I have hundred of the red raspberry plants.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 3:59PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

I pick as the need and leaf are there. I'm sure there are others who will say specific times are required.

You'll want good quality, healthy leaves. Skip the old, "tired" looking leaves. Dry them. Use for tea by themselves or in combination with other herbs, as needed.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 9:03AM
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jolj(7b/8a)

I have more then I can use,so I can use & dry the young tender leaves.
If any of you are in S.C. & would like some plants, email me.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 11:17PM
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