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Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus)

All our herbs come from certified organic sources or trusted wildcrafters. ENGLISH COMMON NAME: Standard: Raspberry Leaf Also known as; red raspberry, garden raspberry. LATIN NAME: Rubus idaeus 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. Raspberry Leaf contains many vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, and magnesium, which are all vital for the female body and may be lacking from the diet. Even better, the nutrients found in Raspberry Leaf are readily available and easily assimilated by the body- something that can’t always be said for lab-made supplements. This herb also contains other essential nutrients like potassium, phosphorus, and manganese and Vitamins C, A, E, and B complex. And if that wasn’t good enough, Raspberry also has strong antioxidant properties due to the bioactive compounds found in the leaf. One ounce of Red Raspberry Leaves are packed with 3.3mg of Iron, which is 18% of the daily recommended amount for women ages 19-50yrs. PREPARATIONS: Keep dry. Store in an airtight container in a dry cupboard away from light. Will keep for many years. Pour 1 cup (240 ml) of boiling water over 1 or 2 teaspoons (3-5 grams) of dried leaf. Let steep for 10 minutes. Drink warm. When used as a tea, it may have mild laxative properties and a mild diuretic effect. PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: Don’t use if: Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Red Raspberry might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don't use red Raspberry. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have allergies, or are on any medications. Although most herbs are generally safe, it is recommended that you avoid self-prescribing especially when there is an underlying ongoing medical condition. 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. Reference Health Canada:http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/ingredReq.do?id=13426&lang=eng