Red Raspberry Leaf
Red raspberry is a great agent for cleansing a canker condition of the mucous membranes in the alimentary tract, leaving the tissue toned. In pregnancy the infusion, when taken regularly, will quiet premature pains, and will produce a safe, speedy and easy delivery. Raspberry leaves stimulate, tone and regulate (both the leaves and fruit are high in citrate of iron which is the active alterative, blood-making, astringent and contractile agent for the reproductive area) before and during childbearing, assisting contractions and checking hemorrhage during labor, relieving after-pains, then strengthening, cleansing, and enriching the milk of the mother in the post-delivery period. The tea is a valuable and effective agent for female menstrual problems, decreasing the menstrual flow without stopping it abruptly. Raspberry leaves are soothing and toning to the stomach and bowels, with healing action to sore mouths, sore throats, nausea, aphtha, stomatitis, , diarrhea and dysentery. They are especially valuable in stomach and bowel complaints of children.
A biennial upright shrub with creeping perennial roots. The stems are smooth, bristly, with or without hooked prickles. Leaves are alternate, pinnate with 3-7 oval leaflets. The white flowers are cup-shaped. The fruit is red, made up of cohering drupelets. Found throughout North America in thickets, untended fields and is widely cultivated.
The berries make a delicious food, high in Vit. C, and minerals . They are used as a flavoring, and a red dye. It is a anti-nausea, astringent, and laxative. It is a remedy for diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headaches, to prevent miscarriage, increase milk in nursing mothers, reduce labor pains, a mild laxative, soothing to the kidneys and urinary tract. Steep 1-2 tablespoons of the leaves in 1/2 cup water. Take 1 cup a day. A tea of the leaves, simmered 10 minutes, is used for washing sores, ulcers and raw surfaces.
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