Blackberry leaf (Rubi fruticosi folium)

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


Name of Drug

Rubi fruticosi folium, blackberry leaf.

Composition of Drug

Blackberry leaf consists of the dried leaf, fermented or unfermented, gathered during the flowering period, of Rubus fruticosus L. [Fam. Rosaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.

Blackberry leaf contains tannins.


Nonspecific, acute diarrhea, mild inflammation of the mucosa of the oral cavity and throat.


None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

Daily dose:

4.5 g of leaf; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted drug for teas, and other preparations for internal use, as well as for mouth washes.

Duration of Administration

If diarrhea persists for longer than 3 - 4 days, consult with a physician.