Red raspberry leaf (Rubus idaeus) has been used traditionally to treat diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, dysmenorrhea, haemorrhage from the stomach, bowel or uterus as well as topically for tonsillitis, sore throats and conjunctivitis. Today, raspberry leaf is commonly used by pregnant women to prepare the uterus for delivery. As a partus preparator, raspberry leaf can be taken as a tea or in tablet form, by women in the last trimester of pregnancy. An aqueous extract of raspberry leaf has been shown to have tonifying, stimulating as well as relaxing effects on the muscles and blood vessels of the uterus.
Raspberry leaf is naturally high in flavonoids, tannins, vitamins and minerals, specifically: magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, and vitamins B, A, C, and E.
Raspberry leaf isn’t just for pregnant women. Many women claim it helps ease the symptoms of PMS, endometriosis, and menopause. Raspberry leaf can help strengthen the walls of uterus and the general pelvic area.
It comes available as raspberry leaf capsules, tablets and tea.
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+11 PointsRaspberry leaf is a toning astringent herb that has been traditionally used as an antispasmodic and women’s reproductive system tonic. It is used particularly in the last trimester of pregnancy to facilitate childbirth and may also help ease labour pains. Raspberry leaf has been traditionally used in Western herbalism for the relief of diarrhoea. Blooms Raspberry Leaf 2000 may also help with the symptoms of diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting and may also assist in the management of dysmenorrhoea. View details
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