Raspberry is used to preparing the uterus for childbirth, to treat diarrhoea, urinary infections, and skin ailments. Raspberry is also known to aid with weight loss. This is not to be confused with the Raspberry ketones - which is an artificial manufactured and not a natural product Wikipedia: Raspberry ketone is used in the perfumery, cosmetics, and as a food, additive to impart a fruity odor. It is one of the most expensive natural flavour components used in the food industry. The natural compound can cost as much as $20,000 per kg. Synthetic raspberry ketone is cheaper, with estimates ranging from a couple of dollars per pound to one-fifth of the cost of natural products.