Raspberry Leaf Herbal Extract
Rubus idaeus Herbal Extract 1:4 50%
$6.00 per ounce
History: The berry of the raspberry shrub is a well-known item in any grocery store. However, its leaves and roots have been used by Native Americans for centuries as a medicinal remedy, using them as an astringent. Raspberry leaves have been used by herbalists to treat diarrhea. In traditional herbalism and midwifery, red raspberry has been connected to female health, including pregnancy. It was considered a remedy for excessive menstrual flow (menorrhagia) and as a "partus prepartor," or an agent used during pregnancy to help prevent complications.
Uses: Tones liver and kidneys, restrains semen, checks urination, sharpens vision. Rubus leaves have a long tradition of use during pregnancy to strengthen and tone uterine tissue, assisting contractions and checking hemorrhage during labor. Rubus may be used in the treatment of diarrhoea, stomatitis and leucorrhoea, and as a gargle for tonsillitis, a mouthwash for mouth ulcers, bleeding gums and inflammations, and as an eyewash for conjunctivitis.
Constituents: flavonoids (including kaempferol and quercetin), tannins, polypeptides, volatile oil, pectin, citric acid, malic acid, fragarine (uterine tonic). The fruit contains vitamins A, B, C, E, sugars, iron, calcium, phosphorus and volatile oil.
Actions: astringent, tonic, refrigerant, parturient, uterine stimulant, digestive remedy. The fruit is diuretic, laxative, diaphoretic and cleansing.
Keep away from children. Consult your health care professional before use.
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