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
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.
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
It also cleanses
and prepares breasts for a pure milk supply for the nursing infant by
cleansing and purifying the blood.
also benefits the joints and tendons. Primary chemical constituents of
Red Raspberry include flavonoids, alkaloids
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
Lactation Menstrual irregularities Miscarriage Morning
Flu Gas Digestive disorders Heart Mucous membranes
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