Raspberry, Hawaiian Raspberry, ‘Akala, Rubus hawaiiensis gray

‘Akala, or Hawaiian Raspberry, is an endemic variety of the Raspberry plant. Growing in a similar fashion, it grows spiny stems with serrated, fuzzy leaves and white flowers that transform into sweet, red fruit. It spreads via suckers and sends new growth to its existing stalks.

Raspberry leaf has been used for centuries as a healing herb for women. High in magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, vitamin C, and B-vitamins, this tonic nutritive is extremely beneficial for the female reproductive system. Strengthening for the uterus and pelvic muscles, raspberry leaf assists in relieving menstrual pain and cramps, while also treating anemia and diarrhea. Using Raspberry leaf can also aid in fertility, breast-milk production, and reducing morning sickness. The gentle support of Raspberry leaf helps to re-align a woman’s body and thus reduces extreme symptoms of imbalance.


  • Builds blood
  • Tones the uterus
  • Increases fertility
  • Supports pregnancy
  • Controls and/or reduces excess bleeding
  • Supports the spleen, livery and kidneys
  • Treats cramping and PMS


  • Nutritive
  • Bitter
  • Cooling
  • Astringent
  • Hemostatic