Red raspberry is a beautiful perennial herb that is both food and medicine—worth having in every garden. While many people’s preferred method of using raspberry leaf is in a nourishing herbal infusion, this herb lends itself well to teas, tinctures, and even smoking blends. The leaves of this herb are quite prolific and are well suited to forested settings and the shady parts of the home garden.
Raspberry has been used throughout the world, dating back to Paleolithic times. Interestingly, historical data can be found that almost every part of this plant has been used for either food or medicine.The common thread connecting raspberry to the conditions it can be effective for, and through history, has been its tonifying actions in the body. While raspberry is commonly used by women, this is an herb that is valuable to men and children as well, due to its extremely high nutritional content with and impressive array of vitamins and minerals.
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Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus) Overview
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.
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.