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Red Raspberry Leaf - Cut & Sifted, Wild-Crafted 4oz
** The leaves of the raspberry plant have been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. The use of this herb dates back to the sixth century and its benefits in childbirth have been recorded as a proven aid in maternity in the most ancient of herbal books.
**The leaves contain high concentrations of several vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C and vitamin E are present in large amounts as well as Vitamin A and some B Complex.
**Increased Vitamin A intake in the form of the carotenoids of red raspberry leaf can aid the women immune system as well as facilitate healthy skin and bone development for the baby.
**Vitamin E serves to promote better circulation in the mother who is dramatically increasing her blood volume during pregnancy.
**The Red raspberry leaf also contains many essential minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, and an easily assimilated form of calcium. **Raspberry leaf tea also acts as an astringent on irritated skin.
**Raspberry leaf is also used for the following: to aid fertility, to promote a plentiful supply of breast milk, to help stop excess bleeding after birth, for diarrhea, to regulate irregular menstrual cycle and decreases heavy periods, to reduce fever and rpomote digestion.
**Raspberry leaf is thought to be beneficial for pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. It is believed that raspberry leaf, if taken regularly through pregnancy and labour can: ease the symptoms of morning sickness, sooth and prevent bleeding gums which many pregnant women often experience. Raspberry Leaf Tea is employed as a gargle for sore mouth; canker of the throat and as a wash for wounds and ulcers.
**The leaves, combined with the powdered bark of Slippery Elm, make a good poultice for cleansing wounds, burns and scalds, removing proud flesh and promoting healing.