BLACK RASPBERRY

OTHER NAME(S):

Blackcap, Framboise Noire, Framboise Sauvage, Framboisier Noir, Framboisier de Virginie, Frambuesa Negra, Ronce, Ronce d’Occident, Ronce Occidentale, Rubus occidentalis, Thimbleberry, Virginia Raspberry.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Black raspberry is a plant. The fruit (berry) is a familiar food. The berry, along with the leaf, is also used to make medicine.

People take black raspberry to treat stomach pain and bleeding and to prevent cancer.

How does it work?

Black raspberry contains chemicals that might protect against cancer by preventing changes to DNA and blocking the blood supply to tumors.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of black raspberry for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Black raspberry is safe when used as a food. There isn’t enough information to know if it is safe when taken in the larger amounts typically used as medicine.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Black raspberry is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for BLACK RASPBERRY Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of black raspberry for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for black raspberry. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Liu Z, Schwimer J, Liu D, et al. Black raspberry extract and fractions contain angiogenesis inhibitors. J Agric Food Chem 2005;53:3909-15.. View abstract.
  • Wada L, Ou B. Antioxidant activity and phenolic content of Oregon caneberries. J Agric Food Chem 2002;50:3495-500.. View abstract.
  • Wang SY, Jiao H. Scavenging capacity of berry crops on superoxide radicals, hydrogen peroxide, hydroxyl radicals, and singlet oxygen. J Agric Food Chem 2000;48:5677-84.. View abstract.
  • Wang SY, Lin HS. Antioxidant activity in fruits and leaves of blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry varies with cultivar and developmental stage. J Agric Food Chem 2000;48:140-6.. View abstract.

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