The chemicals in red raspberry might have antioxidant effects and help relax blood vessels. They might also cause muscles to contract or relax, depending on the dose and the muscle involved. This is the theory behind red raspberry's use in easing labor and delivery.
People use red raspberry for diarrhea, diabetes, labor pain, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse red raspberry with black raspberry, blackberry, or raspberry ketone.
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