Red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) medicinal herb a perennial plant that is native to Europe and North America and it is widely cultivated in Canada. It is from the Rosaceae family. The leaves and fruit are the main parts used as herbal medicine. It is very famous for its juicy delicious berries which are high in minerals, especially iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium as well as calcium.
Raspberry leaves possess
medicinal benefits and they are seen as herbal remedies that are very
effective, especially for women. Raspberry also contains potent
contents of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and C, tannins,
volatile oil, beta carotene, alkaloids, malic acid, alpha carotene,
selenium and citric acid.
The common names of the raspberry plants are Raspbis, Bramble of Mount Ida as well as Hindberry. The
medicinal properties of raspberry are astringent, stimulant, alterative, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant and antacid.
Many delectable treats are made from raspberries. These include jelly, jam, ice cream as well as raspberry juice among other products. Raspberry is used to make fine homemade wine, vinegar, syrup and a delicious fruit juice.
It has been one of the most widespread and readily available medicinal herbs. Popularly known as the herb for women, raspberry tea made from the leaves has been used for hundreds of years by pregnant women to ease labor pains, prevent uterine hemorrhage and also to prevent miscarriage. In addition it is very useful for female reproductive system.
It was discovered that it helps to tone and nourish the uterus, helps breastfeeding mothers produce milk, and helps the body return to its natural state after childbirth. It is also useful in treating uterine fibroid as well as diabetes.
great to use as a gargle for sore throat, sore mouth and other mouth
conditions as well as it can be used as a salve for sores on the skin.
It is also an effective laxative herb. It is also good to treat cancer,
bedwetting, gingivitis, menstrual conditions, ulcers, wounds, sickle
cell anemia, leucorrhoea, cramps and diphtheria.
Raspberry possesses an high amount of antioxidants, it builds collagen and it is also rich in vitamin C. Therefore, it has the ability to combat cancer as well as aid in the treatment of heart conditions. Raspberry also promotes healthy hair, healthy nails, healthy bones as well as healthy teeth. It can also maintain the blood vessels. The leaves are great aid in times of cold or flu.
To make the herbal tea from raspberry, put one ounce of the
dried leaves in a pint of boiling water and used red raspberry tea accordingly.
Updated October 24, 2018