Raspberry leaves (& fruit) have a powerful combination of vitamins A, B, C & D, plus the minerals phosphorus, potassium & calcium.
Red raspberry leaf is used for gastrointestinal (GI) tract disorders,for respiratory system disorders, including flu & swine flu & for heart problems, fever, diabetes & vitamin deficiency.
It is also used to promote sweating, urination & bile production.
Some people use it for general purification of skin & blood.
An effective & safe remedy for children, raspberry tea is given to reduce fever & calm diarrhea.
Raspberry is good tonic herb with a rich supply of vitamins & minerals that help build strong bones & general good health.
Bed-wetting.The tannins present in raspberry leaves tone the pelvic region, which allows the bladder to regain control even during sleep. Have your child take a cup with dinner every night.
Regular drinking or raspberry leaf tea throughout pregnancy strengthens & tones tissues, helping contractions & checks hemorrhage during labour.Raspberry tea also enriches milk & helps prevent miscarriage.
Additionally, the leaves are a woman’s closest ally, as they’re a highly nourishing reproductive tonic that tones & strengthens the entire female system.
At menopause the adrenals are geared to take over as the ovaries gradually cease functioning, man menopausal symptoms are caused by exhausted adrenals. The herb best suited to help is raspberry leaf. Men in mid-life crisis with exhausted adrenals are well-advised to drink the tea also.
Red raspberry leaf tea with red clover (one or more cups daily for several months) promotes fertility in men & women, prevents post-partum depression & hypertension & with blessed thistle, increases breast- milk production.
Use the leaves when energy is low or recovering from an illness.
Because of its astringent properties, it is a good mouthwash for sore,infected gums.
Diarrhea, thrush, sore throat, canker sores, dysentery, urinary complaint, cold & fever sufferers find red raspberry tea is a reliable remedy.
Raspberry is also indicated for use in some eye disorders, it is known to be helpful for cataracts, retinal blood vessel damage & in diabetes.
It is also a rich source of niacin & among the richest sources of manganese, a trace mineral used by the body to produce healthy connective tissue, such as bone matrix & cartilage & an important factor in energy metabolism.
Red raspberry is best known in folk medicine as a uterine tonic to facilitate child birth.
There is evidence that red raspberry may provide antioxidant benefits & deter certain types of cancer.
The antioxidant compounds in red raspberry also provide an anti-proliferative effect, which means they stop the growth & spread of cancer cells.Raspberries may help normalize glucose levels & therefore may be helpful to people with diabetes.
Raspberry relieves urinary irritation & soothes the kidneys & the entire urinary tract.
Raspberries contain powerful antioxidants that can prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria & fungi in the body.
Raspberry can help prevent age-related cognitive decline.
Raspberry can prevent degeneration of eyesight.
Raspberry promotes healthy nails, bones, teeth & skin.
The tea is also used for measles.
Eating red raspberries may possibly prevent cancer by inhibiting the abnormal division of cells. Research has found that black raspberries appear to be as helpful as red raspberries in preventing or slowing the growth of cancer. In a study it was shown that 1 cup of raspberries per week will stop prostate cancer growth for a period of up to 1 week.
Raspberry eases indigestion & rheumatism & is a tonic to the whole system & a natural detoxifier.
Raspberries also lower the temperature,healing wounds,stops bleeding,antibacterial & natural painkiller.
Take with cold,lung infections,diarrhea,anemia.
Externally can be used as poultices for eczema.
This herb may affect blood pressure, so check with your doctor if you have a history of hypertension.
Raspberry tea may sometimes be too tonifying in the early stages of pregnancy, it should be discontinued if contractions increase.
Harvest wild or tame raspberry leaves in spring or mid-summer for maximum potency. Use them freshly picked, but dry them for storage away from the light.
Pour 1 cup boiling water over a teaspoon of dried leaves & let it steep at least 15 minutes.
During pregnancy,also for nausea drink 2 to 3 cups daily. Drink warm.
In case of leucorrhea (mucous discharge from genitals), raspberry leaf douche is made bysimmering 1 tbsp of leaves in 500 ml of water for 10 minutes, covered, cooled, strained &
used at room temperature.
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the 3 tbsp leaves,steep for 15 min.
Raspberry tea from dried,frozen or fresh berries:
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the 1 tbsp of dried raspberries.Leave to infuse for 20 min,drink hot 2 times per day 1 cup every time.
Make a tea from raspberry leaves & add some frozen or fresh berries before drinking.
Raspberry-Red Grapes Jam:
1/2 kg raspberries
3/4 kg red grapes
1 kg sugar
Place everything into the pot ,over the low heat boil until ready.
Pour into small sterilized jar,close air tight.
1 kg raspberries
1 kg sugar
500 ml water
500 ml vodka
Make syrup from the water & sugar.Add raspberries,cool.
Pour into jar,keep on sunny place for 10-12 days,strain.
The leaf & fruit can be dried & made into an herbal amulet to protect & strengthen the female reproductive organs or a pregnancy.
It is also said that steeping the berries in wine & serving them to a lover will strengthen the relationship.
The plant, when grown near a home or business offers both physical & energetic protection.