Energetics: Sweet, sour, astringent (cold or hot/sweet or pungent VP- K (+in excess)
Action: Refrigerant, relieve thirst, alterative, leaf mild astringent, antacid as tea
Indications: Similar to raspberries; protects against viruses, cancer, DNA damage, herpes
simplex, and skin disorders; high in vitamin C, fi– ber, potassium, antioxidant. Ten berries daily may help anemia and pulmonary TB. Useful for obe- sity, gout, arthritis, diabetes, constipation, hyper– tension, and kidney stones.
Contraindications: Their skin may aggravate Pitta. Eating too many can cause coughing and vomit- ing. They are eaten alone