Blackberry root (Rubi fruticosi radix)

Published February 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Brombeerwurzel

Name of Drug

Rubi fruticosi radix, blackberry root.

Composition of Drug

Blackberry root consists of the underground parts of Rubus fruticosus L. [Fam. Rosaceae], as well as preparations thereof.

Uses

Blackberry root is used as a preventative for dropsy.

The claimed efficacy has not been documented.

Risks

None known.

Evaluation

Since the efficacy has not been documented, a therapeutic application cannot be justified.