This section is from the book "Materia Medica Pharmacy, Pharmacology And Therapeutics", by W. Hale White. Also available from Amazon: Materia Medica Pharmacy, Pharmacology And Therapeutics..
Raisins. (Not official.) - The ripe fruit of Vitis vinifera (nat. ord. Ampelidae), the grape-vine, dried in the sun, or partly by artificial heat.
Raisins are used as sweetening agents, and are demulcent