Raspberry leaf is a toning astringent herb that has been traditionally used as an antispasmodic and women’s reproductive system tonic.
It is used particularly in the last trimester of pregnancy to help prepare the body for labour and the uterus for childbirth.
Raspberry leaf has been traditionally used in Western herbalism as a general female reproductive tonic and help with the management of dsymenorrhoea.
Traditional Uses of Raspberry Leaf
Midwifes have used Raspberry Leaf since ancient times as a uterine tonic, in particular throughout the last trimester of pregnancy where it is used to prepare the uterus for childbirth. This toning herb is also traditionally used in Western Herbal Medicine for the relief of heavy, painful periods (dysmenorrhoea) due to its antispasmodic properties.
It is thought Raspberry Leaf contains a constituent named ‘fragarine’ which has been shown to have a relaxing effect on the pregnant uterus. Studies suggest that raspberry leaf may regulate the action of the uterine muscle, facilitating labour.
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) leaf extract 250mg
equivalent to dry leaf 2g (2000mg)
No added gluten, wheat, yeast, animal products, lactose, milk derivatives, sugar, salt, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Directions for use:
Adults: Take 1 to 2 capsules. twice daily.
If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
Not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy. Advise your doctor of any medicine you take during pregnancy, particularly in your first trimester.