RED RASPBERRY LEAF AS A HEALING HERB
[**The following is an excerpt from Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States by C. W. Kane**]
Flavonoids: rutin, isoquercitrin, quercitrin; caffeic acid derivatives; phenolic acids; anthocyanins/anthocyanidins
A time-tested and kindly remedy, [Red Raspberry’s] heralded reputation is not without founding. 1-2 cups daily (no more), started at the beginning of the last trimester of pregnancy has a tonifying effect, lessening the possibility of miscarriage. Though its influence is in the area of vascularity, it also makes the birthing process better defined and efficient.
Used as a sitz bath and internal tea, Red Raspberry is additionally a mild postpartum tonic. It too reduces the inflammation and discharge of vaginitis and cervicitis. For heavy menstruation, if there is red blood when menses should be at its end, the internal tea is useful. Even mid-cycle spotting will be curbed with the tea. For urinary irregularities, such as mild cystitis or urethritis, it will also prove soothing.
Besides Red Raspberry’s active tissue influence, the tea contains a fair amount of calcium. Although the mineral’s quantity is not large (compared to supplementation), due to its absorbable form, most of it is bioavailable. For the plant’s nutrient uses, it combines well with Horsetail or Nettle.
Indications [symptoms Red Raspberry can address]
– As a prepartum tonic
– As a postpartum tonic (external and internal)
– Vaginitis/Cervicitis (external and internal)
– Menstruation, heavy
– As a nutritive tea
There are no cautions for Red Raspberry.
**Always do research for yourself before using herbs for healing. There are many great, educational books available! I like to cross reference several reputable sources before using a new herb. I am obligated to remind you that you are solely responsible for your own actions and what you choose to do with this herb. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any disease, and my comments have not been reviewed by the FDA. This product is not produced in an FDA approved facility**