Red Raspberry Leaves
Every morning, I wake up and have a cup of red raspberry tea with a little raw sugar. It starts my day. I have another with lunch and sometimes supper too. I love the sweet taste and the raw sugar doesn’t jangle my nerves the way white, processed sugar does.
Leaves, bark and fruit
Red raspberry leaves are a wonderful medicinal aid for those of the female persuasion. They work on the reproductive system and its hormonal aspects. When used regularly during pregnancy will quiet premature labor and help with the eventual delivery. The leaves stimulate and regulate before and during childbearing, assisting contractions and easing the normal bleeding you have at labor. They relieve after pains and strengthen, cleanse and enrich the mother’s milk during post delivery.
The leaves will also ease the transformation of young girls into their hormonal teenage years then into adulthood and eventual with menopause as well. This I can attest to. It has helped immensely with hot flash and mood swings.
It’s also used for constipation, nausea, diarrhea, diabetes, hemorrhoids, vomiting, fevers, intestinal flu and thrush. It is primarily for women.
Iron, Vitamin C, Fiber, B2, Magnesium, B3, Potassium.
Magical- (from Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs)
Raspberry canes are hung up at doors and windows for protection. This is also done when a death has occurred so the spirit won’t re-enter the house once it has left. It is served as an aphrodisiac and the leaves are carried by pregnant women to alleviate the pains of pregnancy and childbirth.
From time to time I will be posting information on various plants, herbs, etc. As with anything taken medicinally, you should contact your doctor first to make sure it is safe for you.
If you think you have an allergy to any of the herbs, plants, etc that I talk about you should stop using it immediately and contact your doctor.
If you are eating anything that you are picking or harvesting yourself make sure that you are properly identifying the plant. Many plants look very similar and are hard to identify. Make sure that you are not eating plants that are growing by the side of the road (car exhaust and road dust is not healthy), near a swimming pool (chlorine can splash onto the plants), where you think an animal has defecated or urinated or anywhere else that is subject to fertilizers, weed killers or any other chemicals.