Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)
Definition: Known for its soothing properties, red raspberry helps to ease female discomforts while strengthening uterine muscle. It also promote tissue healing and healthy skin, bones and teeth.
Applications: After-birth pains, bowel disorders, childbirth, colds, diarrhea, digestive problems, female complaints, fever, flu, heart disease, lactation, menstrual irregularities, miscarriage, morning sickness, mouth sores and nausea during pregnancy.
Scientific Updates: Research has found that a particular constituent of the raspberry leaf caused either contraction or relaxation of uterine muscles as needed. Raspberry leaf tempers the effects of hormonal runaway, such as might occur during menstruation, pregnancy and delivery. It is also thought to build the tissue of the cervix to prevent tearing during delivery.
Complementary Agents: Licorice, dong quai, saw palmetto, cramp bark, damiana, queen of the meadow, squaw vine, sarsaparilla, black cohosh, kelp, gotu kola, wild yam, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, B-complex, folic acid, vitamin E, calcium/magnesium and primrose oil.