Thursday, November 13, 2014

Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus) Monograph

Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)
Family: Rosaceae

Common medicinal properties:  AntiCancer, Astringent, Diuretic, Febrifuge, Parturient, Stomachic, tonic, Uterine Tonic

Current Research:

 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.

Parts Used:  fruit, leaves, bark

leaves: fragarine, tannin. fruit: sugars, citric and malic acid, vitamins a, b, c and e, pectin, volatile oil, iron, calcium, phosphorus

Folk applications:  The brambles of the raspberry plant are thought to be protective and are hung over doors and windows to protect a home.  Women also carried raspberry leaf to alleviate pains from pregnancy and child birth.

Personal observations



Water infusion:

Alcohol infusion from dried:

Oil infusion:

Essential oil:

Moon Tincture
Moon Tea

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