Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus
Components: One of the most pleasant-tasting herbal remedies, the raspberry plant is a perennial or biennial shrub native to Europe and naturalized in North America.
Overview: Known as one of the best herbs for women, raspberry’s most extensive use is to alleviate menstrual discomfort and facilitate childbirth. The specific combination of nutrients in raspberry leaf make it extremely beneficial for the female reproductive system. During pregnancy, the herb normalizes uterine contractions and reduces their frequency. Other phytochemicals in the plant, notably the tannins, are astringent and help control viruses and bacteria within the body. It is naturally high in magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamin C, and B-vitamins.
Uses: The dried leaf may be used as a tea, tincture, and sometimes encapsulated.