Red Raspberry - (Rubos idaeus)

Red Raspberry Herb

This perennial herb can grow up to ten feet tall. The plant grows both in the wild and in cultivation. The berries, which are high in iron and vitamins A, B, C and E, are red and the leaves are oval and grows in groups of three to five.
Red Raspberry is a cousin of the rose.
Plant raspberry (best is if you buy the plant as a root stock) in a well-drained soil in a sunny location. Harvest the leaves in may and the berries as they ripen.

To make tea of raspberry, pour one cup boiling water over 1 tablespoon dried raspberry leaves. Let the tea draw for about ten minutes.

You can also make juice and jam out of raspberry.

Parts used: Fruits, leaves.

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