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Post  Admin on Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:06 am

The botanical name for Red raspberry leaf is Rubus idaeus.

The well-known Raspberry, grown so largely for its fruit, grows wild in some parts of Great Britain. It is a native of many parts of Europe. The stems are erect and shrubby, biennial, with creeping perennial roots. It flowers in May and June.

The parts of the Red raspberry leaf herb used, are:
fruit, leaves, bark

The nutritional value of Red raspberry is as follows:
LEAVES: fragarine, tannin.
FRUIT: sugars, citric and malic acid, vitamins a, b, c and e, pectin, volatile oil, iron, calcium, phosphorus

Health Benefits of Red raspberry leaf

Raspberry leaf is a mild and safe medicinal food, and the toothy leaves are commonly used to treat diarrhea, colds, and stomach complaints. Raspberry is good tonic herb with a rich supply of vitamins and minerals that help build strong bones and general good health. It can be taken longterm and is generally considered safe with no unwanted side effects.

The traditional use of raspberry medicinal herb tea is as a female tonic to alleviate menstrual cramps and discomfort. Astringent properties stop excessive bleeding and calm cramps during heavy periods. Raspberry leaf tea is a safe, nutritive, uterine tonic. It is generally recommended for use during the entire nine months of pregnancy and can be taken in the last stages of pregnancy to facilitate childbirth. Raspberry-leaf tea appears to tone the uterine and pelvic muscles.

Raspberry is most often taken in teas and liquid extracts.


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