Raspberries are the berry fruit from the Rubus idaeus plant. Raspberries are a popular edible berry similar to blackberries or red currant. The plants originated from Northern Asia and Europe but are now cultivated worldwide.1
For natural health, raspberries can be eaten or taken as a tea. Raspberry plant leaves are also commonly used as a health tea.
Raspberries Health Uses and Health Benefits
Raspberries are highly nutritious and offer many benefits for improved health. Raspberries are a rich source of vitamin C, an essential vitamin
In addition to their nutritional content, raspberries are also rich in phytonutrients—substances that are helpful for disease prevention and optimal health. Raspberries contain many groups of phytonutrients that have antioxidant effects, meaning they can help eliminate free radicals that lead to cellular damage. Raspberries also contain anti-inflammatory properties, helping to decrease low-grade inflammation in the body.2,3
Other raspberry health benefits include: