(Rubus Idaeus) aka - Garden Raspberry
Where mothers and babies are concerned, this is an herb made in heaven! It can be taken throughout pregnancy with good results. It builds tissue to the extent that it prevents tearing of the cervix during childbirth. During delivery, hemorrhaging is prevented, the contractions of the uterine muscles are regulated and false labor pains are reduced prior to birth. For centuries, Raspberry leaves have been used as an aid in morning sickness, and to ease many menstrual problems. Raspberry leaf tea increases and enriches milk for lactation. For women who are not pregnant, Red Raspberry can help with menstrual problems as well as miscarriage or a prolapsed uterus. It is an excellent herb for children to use for soothing colds, slowing diarrhea, easing colic and fevers. Studies also indicate that Red Raspberry contains anti-viral properties to help fight diseases such as herpes and the flu. The leaves have been used to cleanse cankerous conditions of the mucous membranes throughout the body.
Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Red Raspberry may provide relief for:
• After-Birth Pains
• Childbirth Pain
• Menstrual Irregularities
• Morning Sickness
- Properties: Alterative, Analgesic, Anti-emetic, Anti-septic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Astringent, Galactagogues, Homeostatic, Oxytocic, Stimulant Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F, and G