Energetics: Sweet, sour, astringent (unripe)/cold/pungent PK- V+
Action: Refrigerant, relieves thirst, astringent; un- ripe—astringent, leaf—astringent, hemostatic, Blueberries—alterative refrigerant, astringent (un- related botanical family)
Indications: Unripe—excess urination, nocturnal emission, improves sexual vitality, liver tonic, diarrhea, Blackberries (Jambul or Rajaphala)—build blood, are good for dysentery and diarrhea; goiter, cholera, hemorrhoids, and insect bites/stings. The bark is used externally on inflammations. The seed powder is useful in dia- betes, reducing sugar in the urine and excessive thirst. Raspberry leaf—miscarriage, morning sick- ness (nausea). For bleeding gums or excess men- struation, 10 to 20 raspberries are eaten on an empty stomach 2 to 3 times daily. Fruit is useful for obesity, gout, arthritis, diabetes, constipation, hypertension, kidney stones, and relieving the de- livery pains of childbirth. Blueberries—regulate sugar metabolism and reduce fevers, diarrhea and dysentery; help bladder/urinary tract disorders, contain tannic acid (destroys viruses).
Precautions: Eating more than two handfuls of raspberries at a time may cause vomiting. Taken with dairy products, they can cause hemorrhoids, skin diseases, and ulcers