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The leaves of the red raspberry plant contain trace amounts of several minerals and vitamins. Women have used red raspberry leaves for centuries to support the female reproductive system, especially during pregnancy. Red raspberry leaves contain high levels of tannins and fruit acids, making this herb a popular astringent. Astringents tighten and tone tissues Red raspberry may help support the digestive system and colon.
Peppermint leaves, rose hips, hibiscus flowers and red raspberry leaves.
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Native to North America and Europe, red raspberry has been cultivated since the 16th century making it one of the most widespread and readily available herbs. Everybody knows the berries make a tasty food, but red raspberry leaves also make a great medicine, especially for women.
The English herbalist Henry Box said, "A tea made from red raspberry leaves is the best gift God ever gave to woman." Many midwives and wise women concur because they have recommended this gentle herbal tonic for childbearing women for thousands of years. It has been traditionally consumed as an infusion or herbal tea. It is mild enough to be recommended during the entire term of pregnancy.
Red raspberry provides many benefits to pregnant women. It is a safe and effective uterine tonic that helps to strengthen the uterus making delivery easier. Raspberry leaves contain fragrine, an alkaloid that tones and regulates the muscles of the pelvic region and the uterus.
When several species of red raspberry both toned and relaxed the uterus depending on what is needed. If the uterus is tense, red raspberry relaxes it. If the uterus was too relaxed, it tones it. It may be more correct to say that red raspberry is a uterine balancer. This balancing effect is demonstrated by the fact that red raspberry helps prevent miscarriage, but will help expel a dead fetus after a miscarriage.
During pregnancy, red raspberry helps to ease nausea and morning sickness. Its use during pregnancy has been shown to reduce pain during labor and after birth to promote a speedier recovery from childbirth. It strengthens uterine contractions but doesn't interfere with pelvic dilation. After childbirth, red raspberry reduces uterine swelling and lessens postpartum bleeding.
Red raspberry leaves are one of nature's richest sources of the mineral called manganese. Manganese helps deliver oxygen into the cells. Red raspberry contains vitamins A, B, C and E and is a source of calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium.
The traditional way of taking red raspberry during pregnancy is as a tea. A great pregnancy tea consists of equal parts Red Raspberry, Alfalfa and Peppermint. Bring one quart of pure water to a boil, open 4-6 caps, add 10 drops peppermint oil, cover and let set for 20-20 minutes and then drink slowing. Drinking a quart of this tea every day has helped improve the health of many a mother and her child.
Red raspberry isn't just for pregnant women. Prior to pregnancy, red raspberry helps increase fertility in both men and women. It is a great remedy for toning all the muscles of the abdomen and is useful for healing hernias.
Raspberry leaves contain tannins, a mild astringents that makes a great remedy for infants and young children who need an astringent diarrhea, dysentery, intestinal flu, vomiting, inflamed mucus membranes, sores and wounds. It is helpful for adult women who have dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, uterine bleeding, hemorrhoids or prolapse of the uterus or anus.
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