Perennial semi-shrub from the rose family (Rosaceae). The stem is dotted with small spines or whitish bristles, straight. The leaves are dark green on top, whitish on the bottom from the hairs that cover them. The flowers are white, collected in slightly drooping inflorescences, sitting on the tops of the stems in the axils of the leaves. Fruits are small drupes that have grown into an almost oval fruit of a complex shape. Blooms in June-July. Fruits are collected in July-August. It grows in all forest areas and in the northern part of the Forest Steppe, except for Donetsk, rarely in the Crimea. Raspberry fruits and leaves are used for medicinal purposes. Dried fruits are diaphoretic, antipyretic, appetizing, digestive, vitamin, anti-hangover, pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory. Berries contain sugary substances, organic acids (citric, malic, salicylic, formic), pectin, coloring substances, volatile oil,

For acute catarrh of the upper respiratory tract, runny nose, flu, use 2 tablespoons of dry raspberry fruits , which are boiled in 1 glass of water, infused for 15-20 minutes and drunk within 1-2 hours of 2-3 glasses of a hot drink.

Fresh berries have anti-scurvy properties.

The leaves are a hemostatic and blood purifying agent. They are used for respiratory diseases, cough, excessive menstruation, gastric bleeding, diarrhea and enterocolitis, against rashes on the body, acne. It is prepared in the form of a decoction. 4 teaspoons of crushed leaves are steamed in 2 cups of boiling water and taken half a cup 4 times a day.

In cosmetics, a decoction of leaves with potash is used to dye hair black.

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