Red Raspberry: Information
While most people are familiar with the fruit of the Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) plant, many are not aware that Raspberry leaves have a long history of use as an astringent and balancing herb for women. Red Raspberry leaves are most often used by women during their childbearing years, up to and including the last trimester of pregnancy.
Red Raspberry's Health Benefits
Red Raspberry leaf is rich in vitamins, minerals, and astringent tannins. Red Raspberry tannins are thought to be soothing to mucous membranes such as those found in the mouth, throat and reproductive tract. As a result, red raspberry leaves are used to promote healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Using Red Raspberry
Red Raspberry leaves were once boiled and consumed as a tea. Modern Red Raspberry supplements use state-of-the-art extraction methods to isolate and concentrate active constituents in capsule and tablet form. Red Raspberry supplements can be used as directed and combined with other nutrients that balance and tone the female reproductive system such as dong quai and fo ti, and beneficial hormones like progesterone.