Small: 4x3 pouch
approximate serving size : 12 to 15 servings
Large: 5x7 pouch
approximate serving size : 80 - 84 servings
Aides with: PMS, Labor & Delivery
Raspberry Leaf (rubus idaeus) is a shrub that grows as high as six feet. It is indigenous to Europe and Asia and is cultivated in temperate climates. The leaves are the part used in herbal medicine as a source of vitamin C, manganese, iron, and niacin. It also has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years as an astringent and stimulant.
-The most common use of raspberry leaves is as a uterine tonic. It has the ability to relax tight uterine muscles and tighten relaxed uterine muscles. This has led to its use as a stimulant at the beginning of labor to make labor easier. It is also commonly combined with Nettles and drank during labor to prevent postpartum hemorrhaging.
-Raspberry leaf contains tannins and flavonoids, which help the uterus relax to relieve menstrual cramps. At the same time as it relaxes the uterus itself, it stimulates the muscles that support the uterus. This may allow easier menstrual flow.
Reference: Prescription for Herbal Healing, Balch, 2nd edition
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