Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus)
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ALSO KNOWN AS: red raspberry, garden raspberry
PLANT FAMILY: Rosaceae
PART(S) USED: Dried leaves
OVERVIEW: Recognized for its sweet fruits and pleasant tasting leaves, raspberry has been a cherished plant for hundreds of years. Raspberry leaves are generally drunk as a delicious raspberry leaf tea and has a flavour that resembles black tea. Red raspberry leaf is also popular in herbal infusion blends for both its taste and healthful qualities.
TRADITIONAL USES: Consumed as a tea, Raspberry Leaf is said to contain many vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, and magnesium, all of which are vital for the female body.
The nutrients found in Raspberry Leaf are readily available and easily assimilated by the body. This herb also said to contain other essential nutrients like potassium, phosphorus, and manganese, as week as Vitamins C, A, E, and B complex.
Raspberry is also said to have strong antioxidant properties due to the bioactive compounds found in the leaf.
PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:
- Use at your own risk.
- Health Canada recommends that you avoid use of this herb if you have hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Red Raspberry may mimic estrogen. Therefore, avoid use of this herb If you have any condition that might be worsened by exposure to estrogen.
- Always consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have an existing medical condition, have allergies, or are on any medications.
WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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