Cut & sifted.
BOTANICAL NAME: RUBUS IDAEUS
Approximately 18 cups/lb.
Red Raspberry Leaf is used to make flavorful, tangy tea and is often combined with other tea herbs to give the beverages a more robust flavor. Red Raspberry Leaves contain tannins that give it an astringent flavor and make it a wonderful toning herb. Use Red Raspberry Leaf in DIY body care products as well.
638-Bulk Raspberry, Red Leaf, 1 lb
A great tonic herb for females, especially those that are pregnant. Raspberry leaf is astringent and considered toning and strengthening to the reproductive tract. It's often recommended by midwives as a toning tea. It is known to strengthen the reproductive organs so they can work properly on their own. When these organs are strong and healthy, a woman can go through a healthy preganancy without complications and a healthy baby is born. Women have used raspberry leaf for painful or heavy periods, morning sickness, preventing miscarriage, easing labor and delivery, and enriching breast milk.
Raspberry leaves are high in vitamin A, B complex, C and E, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and manganese. The leaves are also astringent and are used for diarrhea and on the skin to tighten tissue.
Raspberry is a nice addition to many herb teas. It also makes a tasty tea on its own. Red raspberry leafs’ astringent properties make it a refreshing gargle or mouthwash and a useful ingredient in skin toners and other skin preparations. For tea: pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of raspberry leaf. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
A study done in 1954 isolated fractions from Rubus. sp. and applied in vitro to the uterine tissues of guinea pigs and frogs. The scientists discovered that one fraction acted as a spasmolytic whereas another caused uterine contractions. Herein lies the risk of isolating the parts of a whole. When used as a whole plant, neither action is exacerbated and the herb is deemed safe.
BUT PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH TO FIND IF THIS HERB IS RIGHT FOR YOU.