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What are risks of taking red raspberry?

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The leaves of red raspberry are used as folk medicine in Europe. If you’re pregnant or breatfeeding, ask your doctor if it’s safe to take. Red raspberry leaf might have estrogen-like effects. It may not be safe if you have hormone-sensitive conditions, such as:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Breast cancer
  • Uterine cancer

From: Red Raspberry WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L. editor, , third edition, 2008. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Red Raspberry."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Red Raspberry."

Rakel, D. , 3rd edition, Saunders, 2012. Integrative Medicine

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L. editor, , third edition, 2008. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Red Raspberry."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Red Raspberry."

Rakel, D. , 3rd edition, Saunders, 2012. Integrative Medicine

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 12, 2017

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