Red raspberry is cultivated in temperate regions around the world. The leaves and fruit can be used in medicinal formulas. Raspberry has been used in Europe for centuries. Raspberry is a member of the Rosacea family. It contains tannins and flavonoids. The high tannin contents seems to give raspberry astringent properties. Raspberry can be used in both oral and topical formulas. Topically, raspberry has been used for inflammation. Raspberry has numerous other health benefits and has no known adverse reactions.