Raspberry leaf information
Raspberry leaf is used by
herbal practitioners to prepare for childbirth, as an astringent and
Raspberry leaf can be used for:
the uterus for childbirth
milk flow in breast feeding
of the mouth and throat, such as tonsillitis
Use in the
final trimester of pregnancy only. Seek advice if breast feeding. Avoid if salicylate sensitive. Long term use should be avoided.
1 – 2%
organic acids of which 90% is citric acid, tannins, flavonoids, glycosides
including quercetin, pectins and sugar.
What herbal practitioners say about Raspberry
leaf has long been used to strengthen and tone the uterine muscles in
preparation for childbirth, assisting contractions and reducing the likelihood
of haemorrhage. It can be used in the
treatment of menstrual pain, by easing cramps.
It is useful in the treatment of diarrhoea and heavy menstrual bleeding due
to its astringent qualities. Raspberry
leaf can be used as a gargle to soothe painful inflammations of the mouth and
Adult dose: 1.5 - 4mls three times a
Children’s dose: 0.7 – 1.4mls three times a day.
Based on a ratio of herb to alcohol of 1:2
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