Throughout history, red raspberry has been associated with pregnancy and childbirth. It nourishes and builds up a woman’s body as she takes on the epic task of growing a new life.But let’s not make the mistake of thinking that red raspberry is only for mothers. Raspberry leaf is useful for men and women of all ages as a nutritive and is also useful for those with heart disease or diabetes.
The Grow Network is proud to offer this high-quality, USDA organic herb. Great for use as in Nourishing Infusions - Red raspberry leaves are a true nutrient herb, high in ﬁber; ﬂavonoids; vitamins A, C, E; and several minerals (calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, and potassium). Further, these nutrients are in forms that are readily absorbed by our bodies.
Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus, Rubus strigosus
Other Common Names: ed raspberry, European raspberry, American Raspberry
Product Contents: Leaves
Actions: Astringent, nutritive, tonic.
Taste: Sour, astringent
Plant Uses: Uterine tonic, mineral concentrator, decreases PMS symptoms, reduces blood sugar, reduces high blood pressure, high in antioxidants and bioflavonoids, used as a mouthwash for gum health.
Preparations: Herbal infusion, tea, food (fresh, juice, dried), tincture, pills, herbal vinegar.
Toxicities/Warnings: Raspberry is generally regarded as safe. Red raspberry leaf is one of the safest of all the uterine/pregnancy tonic herbs. Some sources claim that raspberry leaf can start uterine contractions, but this action is under scientific debate.