Black raspberry
Black raspberry


Black raspberry is a plant. The fruit (berry) is commonly consumed as a food. The berry, along with the leaf, is also used to make medicine.

People use black raspberry for conditions such as high blood pressure, prediabetes, mouth cancer, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
When taken by mouth: Black raspberry is LIKELY SAFE for most people when eaten as a food. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken in larger amounts, short-term. The fruit extract has been used in doses of up to 2500 mg daily for 8 weeks.

When applied to the skin: Black raspberry is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied directly to the skin, short-term.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Black raspberry is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in food amounts while pregnant or breast-feeding. There isn't enough reliable information to know if medicinal amounts of black raspberry are safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.


There is interest in using black raspberry for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

The appropriate dose of black raspberry for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for black raspberry. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Black Raspberry interacts with any medicines. Before taking Black Raspberry, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.


Black raspberry contains chemicals that might protect against cancer by preventing changes to DNA and blocking the blood supply to tumors. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
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