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Native Wild Raspberry Rubus Rosifolius Bramble Seeds
Packet of 100+ seeds from this fantastic little native berry!
It’s the native raspberry. (It’s not the better known lower yielding Rubus parvifolius or Rubus probus either.)
There is endless literature out there, particularly on the Internet about the benefits of berries in general, as an antioxidant rich healthy delicious food.
But I am telling you now, this one blows them all out of the water!
It is found though out the Caribbean, Brazil, Hawaii, all throughout SE Asia, and is very popular at the markets in the Himalaya’s, as well as being an Australian bush food and medicine for many thousands of years!
Makes a great tea and the tender new leaves and shoots are a decent snack too.
An extract of this native raspberry was subjected to further investigation due to its high ursolic acid content, and a further eight phytochemicals were isolated and for the first time reported from Rubus rosifolius.
As well, this is the first time that these cancer fighting substances have been found in any of the the Rubus(raspberry family) genus.
The compounds were tested for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities. Four of the compounds isolated from it exhibited good antioxidant activity, comparable to that of high levels of ß-carotene, a powerful antioxidant found in many other foods in small amounts. Three compounds showed low to moderate anti-inflammatory activity, and two compounds demonstrated anticancer activity, moderately inhibiting the growth of human colon cancer cells.
Also said to be great for diarrhea, menstrual cramping, labour pains, etc etc etc etc etc……..
It isn’t the easiest plant to grow from canes, unlike most other berries and my success rate to planting out is only about 1 in every 25, so seeds are definitely the way to go!
But that’s OK, as it grows OK from seed, much better than other berries I have tried and this packet of 100 seeds should get you quite a lot of plants.
Surface sow in sandy soil and keep moist without drowning them and you shouldn’t have any dramas.
It’s a fantastic little plant and if you google rubus rosifolius+health+cancer etc you will get a wealth of other info regarding it.
It does great in a large pot or tub, the leaves can be harvested for tea all year round, flowers all Autumn and abundant fruit all through Winter when there isn’t much else happening in the garden.
Handles -5c to 45c+ without a drama at all!
It’s a really beauty!!!
Grown by us organically, no nasties, no chems, no problems!!!