You can use all parts of raspberry: fruits, flowers and leaves. Each part of the plant has indeed healthy properties: let’s see them in detail.
Raspberries are rich in minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, zinc, but also vitamins, especially vitamin C with anti-inflammatory properties, vitamin A, E, K and vitamins of group B.
In addition to this, according to recent studies, raspberries are also a valuable source of ellagic acid, a powerful antioxidant with anticancer properties. The studies have also demonstrated that these properties are preserved also when the fruits are frozen: for this reason eat raspberries in every season of the year. Raspberries help also during pregnancy because they contain folic acid, able to protect the fetus.
Flowers and leaves
You can gather them in spring before full blossom, then dry them in the shadow. Or you can buy raspberry flowers and leaves in herbalist’s shops, but keep in mind that raspberry is very easy to grow. With flowers and leaves you can prepare a herbal tea by adding a handful of raspberry flowers and leaves, dry or fresh, in one liter of water and leave to brew for 5 minutes, drink two cups a day. The herbal tea has astringent properties, for this reason it is very useful in case of diarrhea.
In addition to this, raspberry herbal tea has also diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties, helpful in case of stomatitis, intestinal inflammations, sour stomach and infections of the urinary tract.