Raspberry Leaf

Raspberry LeafRubus idaeus

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Cooling, drying

Actions: uterine tonic galactagogue nutritive astringent

Indications: preventing miscarriage and aiding in delivery

Rubus Idaeus has been used traditionally for thousands of years. In the 1940’s it was adopted and now is commonly used by many western medical practitioners as a uterine tonic during pregnancy and to facilitate childbirth. Raspberry leaf is both a parturient and astringent, toning the uterine membranes and strengthening the pelvic floor and uterine muscle tissue to assist childbirth. This toning action increasing the contractility of the uterine walls and makes for more effectual contractions during labor [1][2][3]. Raspberry leaf is nutritive to both mother and child, containing a rich assortment of vitamins including vitamin B complex and minerals like calcium, iron and magnesium. [1] Continuing to consume tea after labour helps the uterus return back to its normal size, shape and elasticity. [1][3] Raspberry leaf also boost the immune system and helps fight infection. The herb is a galactagogue assisting to increase and enrich milk supply after birth.

Raspberry Leaf is used in our Mother Nature Tea.