Primary Medicinal Uses
Astringent, increasing uterine tone, nutritive, diuretic, laxative, mild sedation
Infusions, poultices, tinctures
Common Uses

Raspberry tea is useful for treating minor digestive tract inflammation and mild cases of diarrhea. It can also help bleeding or inflamed gums.

Raspberry can help improve the tone of the uterine muscles, making it useful as a prepregnancy tonic, as well as in pregnant or postpartum animals.

Raspberry can also be used to relieve conjunctivitis, or minor itchiness of the skin.


For digestive tract issues, make a strong infusion of raspberry and feed it at a dose of 2 ounces per 20 pounds of animal’s body weight, or 1 ounce for cats. Give twice daily. Dried leaf can also be used, sprinkle 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds of animal’s body weight onto the food daily.

For bleeding or inflamed gums, apply powdered leaf directly to the affected area, or apply a tea with a cotton swab.

For uterine tone, sprinkle dried leaf on the food as outlined above. A tea can also be made by steeping 1 teaspoon of dried leaf in 8 ounces of hot water. Add to the animal’s drinking water until it is noticeably coloured.

For conjunctivitis, make an eyewash by infusing 1 teaspoon of dried raspberry lead in 8 ounces of hot distilled water. Allow to cool, strain through a coffee filter and combine it with sterile saline until the solution is only slightly tinted.

For minor itchiness of the skin, make a tea as outlined above, allow to cool and use as a scalp or skin rinse.

Wulff-Tilford, Mary, and Gregory L. Tilford. All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets. Irvine, CA: BowTie, 1999. Print.