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Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)



Interactions

Raspberry/Drug Interactions:
  • Antibiotics (clarithromycin)Antibiotics (clarithromycin): Based on in vitro study, raspberry may have antibiotic activity (37; 69; 39; 21) and interact additively with clarithromycin (70).
  • AntioxidantsAntioxidants: Raspberry contains antioxidants (71; 72; 73; 74; 75; 6; 7; 76) and has shown antioxidant activity in one clinical trial (77).
  • Antispasmodic drugsAntispasmodic drugs: Based on in vitro study, the methanol (MeOH) extract of dried raspberry leaves may relax muscles (78).
  • DiureticsDiuretics: According to unsubstantiated reports, raspberry roots and leaves may be a mild diuretic.
  • LaxativesLaxatives: According to unsubstantiated reports, raspberry roots and leaves may be a mild laxative.
  • Muscle relaxantsMuscle relaxants: Based on in vitro study, the methanol (MeOH) extract of dried raspberry leaves may relax muscles (79).
  • SalicylatesSalicylates: Raspberries may contain salicylates.
  • SedativesSedatives: According to unsubstantiated reports, raspberry roots and leaves may be mildly sedative.

Raspberry/Herb/Supplement Interactions:
  • Antibiotic herbsAntibiotic herbs: Based on in vitro study, raspberry may have antibiotic activity (37; 80; 39; 21) and interact additively with clarithromycin (81).
  • AntioxidantsAntioxidants: Raspberry contains antioxidants (82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 6; 7; 87) and has shown antioxidant activity in one clinical trial (88).
  • Antispasmodic herbsAntispasmodic herbs: Based on in vitro study, the methanol (MeOH) extract of dried raspberry leaves may relax muscles (89).
  • DiureticsDiuretics: According to unsubstantiated reports, raspberry roots and leaves may be a mild diuretic.
  • LaxativesLaxatives: According to unsubstantiated reports, raspberry roots and leaves may be a mild laxative.
  • Muscle relaxantsMuscle relaxants: Based on in vitro study, the methanol (MeOH) extract of dried raspberry leaves may relax muscles (90).
  • Salicylates (e.g. willow bark)Salicylates (e.g. willow bark): Raspberries may contain salicylates.
  • SedativesSedatives: According to unsubstantiated reports, raspberry roots and leaves may be mildly sedative.

Raspberry/Food Interactions:
  • Antioxidant foodsAntioxidant foods: Raspberry contains antioxidants (91; 92; 93; 94; 95; 6; 7; 96) and has shown antioxidant activity in one clinical trial (97).
  • Salicylate-containing foods (apricots, cherries, currants, grapes, nectarines, peaches and plums)Salicylate-containing foods (apricots, cherries, currants, grapes, nectarines, peaches and plums): Raspberries may contain salicylates.

Raspberry/Lab Interactions:
  • PTT (prothrombin time test)PTT (prothrombin time test): Raspberries may contain salicylates.
  • INR (international normalized ratio)INR (international normalized ratio): Raspberries may contain salicylates.

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