The raspberry has been considered a medicinal plant since ancient times. Pliny the Elder mentions them in his 'Naturalis historia‘ (77 AD). The ancient Greeks named it ‘Rubus idaeus‘ as the plant was first discovered on Mount Ida. Its high vitamin C, potassium and magnesium content strengthens the natural defences and promotes wound healing.
Raspberry plants thrive both in sunshine and in partial shade, often on the forest edge or in clearings. In the Alps raspberries can be found at altitudes of up to 2000 metres, often even above the tree. They prefer the clean mountain air and who doesn’t? So if you need an organic boost outside the ski season, go and pick your own!