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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 14, 2022.

What are other common names?

  • Rubus buschii
  • Rubus idaeus
  • Rubus occidentalis
  • Rubus strigosus
  • Australian Raspberry
  • Black Raspberry
  • Bokbunja
  • Boulder Raspberry
  • Framboise
  • Framboise Rouge
  • Framboisier Rouge
  • Framboisier Sauvage
  • Frambusa Roja
  • Korean Raspberry
  • Raspberries
  • Raspberry Ketones
  • Red Raspberry
  • Rubi Idaei Folium
  • Rubus
  • West Indian Raspberry

What is this product used for?

Raspberry is used by some people to help with stomach problems. Some women use raspberry to help with painful menstrual periods or to make contractions more regular during labor. Others may use raspberry to decrease cholesterol levels and swelling.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Cancer

    • Problems with your uterus

  • Do not use this if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon. Use birth control you can trust while taking this product.

  • Do not use this product if you are breastfeeding.

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Very bad throwing up

  • Very bad loose stools

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