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Red Raspberry Leaf
Red Raspberry Leaf
The Raspberry or Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a plant that produces a tart, sweet, red composite fruit in summer or early autumn. It grows up to 1.5 meter high biennial stem. Its flowers are white to greenish white. Fruit is rounded and two cm long.Although it is best known for its delicious red berries, raspberry leaves have a number of medical applications.
Red raspberry leaves have been used for many years dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Some of the illness they used red raspberry leaves to treat included the flu, gum disease, rubella, upset stomach, hangovers, diarrhea, fevers, vomiting, menstrual problems, and inflammation. It is said to tone the uterus and provide many vitamins and minerals to the body.raspberry is lao available in black colour.
What is the effective dosage of red raspberry supplementation?
It is generally used in form of tea, to make raspberry leaf tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried leaf, steep for 10 minutes, and then sweeten to taste. Unlike many medicinal herbs, raspberry leaf actually has a pleasant taste! During pregnancy, drink 2 to 3 cups daily.
What are the benefits of red raspberry supplementation?
• In pregnancy it was traditionally used to help with nausea, ease labor and delivery, and post- partum recovery. It is also helpful for regulating menstrual period and controlling diarrhea.
• It has antioxidant effect.
• It may prevent cancer.
• It also acts as an astringent on irritated skin by tightening the top layers of skin or mucous membranes effectively reducing secretions, relieving irritation, and improving tissue firmness.
• As a mouth wash it is used to soothe mouth and throat irritations.
What are the side effects of red raspberry supplementation?
Red raspberry is very safe in moderation.
• Raspberry leaf may affect infants and is not recommended for women who are breast-feeding.
• Pregnant women should avoid taking Raspberry leaf tea 3 months before delivery.