Published October 15, 1987.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Rubi idaei folium, raspberry leaf.
Raspberry leaf consists of the leaf of Rubus idaeus L. [Fam. Rosaceae], as well as preparations thereof.
Raspberry leaf is used for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract, the cardiovascular system, and the mouth and throat, and also for skin rashes and inflammation, influenza, fever, menstrual problems, diabetes, vitamin deficiency, as a diaphoretic, diuretic, and choleretic, and also to "purify the skin and blood."
The effectiveness of raspberry leaves for the foregoing indications has not been documented.
Since the efficacy has not been documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended.