Everybody has heard of raspberries, but did you know the leaves of the tree have some remarkable medicinal properties? Historically, they were used to facilitate labour, birth, and lactation. This is why it is sometimes known as “The Women’s Herb”. It remains a popular tonic for pregnant women, and many of its benefits are now backed up by research.
Vitamin C, iron, calcium, and magnesium are just a few of the vitamins and minerals that can be found in abundance in raspberry leaf. AntioxidantsAntioxidants, including ellagic acid and quercetin, are also present which can help defend the body from free radical damage.
Raspberry leaf has been shown to be beneficial for women’s reproductive health. It’s commonly used to treat PMS and premenstrual syndrome symptoms like bloating, mood swings, and irritability (PMS). There has been some research to suggest that symptoms brought on by hormonal imbalances can be alleviated with the help of raspberry leaf.
Pregnancy: Raspberry leaf is commonly suggested for pregnant women. Researchers have shown that raspberry leaf has a toning effect on the uterus, suggesting it can facilitate labour and delivery. There are also some data suggesting that raspberry leaf can shorten the duration of labour, lessen the need for interventions during delivery, and minimize the risk of complications, including premature birth and preeclampsia.