Red Raspberry
  Rubus Idaeus

Red Raspberry, supports womens reproductive system, especially throughout pregnancy prevents miscarriage . strengthening womb tissues, minimizes postpartum hemorrhaging, normalizes menstruation.

The leaves may be collected throughout the growing season. They are rich in vitamin C and contain astringent qualities due to their high tannin content. Red raspberry leaves have been used by women for centuries as a support to the reproductive system, especially during pregnancy. When used after birthing, it can decrease uterine swelling and minimize postpartum hemorrhaging

The British medical journal Lancet published a report by Doctor Violet Russell about her use of Red Raspberry leaf tea.  'I have encouraged expectant mothers to drink this infusion.  In a good many cases, labor has been easy and free of muscular spasms'.  In one reported case, a woman had four miscarriages and several doctors had told her she would never be a mother.  She began drinking the tea every morning (suggest 1 cup every morning then move to 1 quart every day during the last four weeks of pregnancy) of her pregnancy.   She gave birth to a healthy baby, and in 18 months had another.

This herb is beneficial in normalizing blood flow during menstruation and reducing painful menstrual cramps. Red Raspberry supports the reproductive system by strengthening the tissues of the womb, increasing lactation and easing nausea caused by morning sickness. Red Raspberry leaves are high in iron and enrich early colostrums found in mother's milk.  It also cleanses and prepares breasts for a pure milk supply for the nursing infant by cleansing and purifying the blood.

Red Raspberry also benefits the joints and tendons. Primary chemical constituents of Red Raspberry include flavonoids, alkaloids (fragarine), organic acids, vitamin C, iron citrate, calcium chloride, magnesium, manganese, potassium, and tannins. Red Raspberry's astringent properties make it helpful in relieving diarrhea, and its antiseptic properties make it beneficial for treating sore throats and canker sores. 

Suggest a tea made with the leaf or capsules.

After birth pains      Childbirth painless      Female organs      Labor pains
Lactation      Menstrual irregularities      Miscarriage      Morning sickness      Fevers
Flu      Gas      Digestive disorders      Heart      Mucous membranes      

Little Herb Encyclopedia, by Jack Ritchason; N.D., Woodland Publishing Incorporated, 1995
Nutritional Herbology, by Mark Pedersen, Wendell W. Whitman Company, 1998
Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs, Rodale Press, Emmaus, Pennsylvania 1987
The Ultimate Healing System, Course Manual, Copyright 1985, Don Lepore
Planetary Herbology, Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., Lotus Press, 1988





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The information presented herein by The Natural Path Botanicals is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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