RASPBERRY

RASPBERRY: “Premier Pregnancy Herb”

Diarrhea, Fever, Morning Sickness, Ulcers

Also Known As: Brambie and Hindberry

HISTORY:

For over 2,000 years, raspberry was considered a minor healer until the 1940’s when it started to become the “cure all” for pregnancy ailments. In 1940, a study published in the British medical journal Lancet showed raspberry contained uterine relaxant properties. Today, England and Europe physicians prescribe raspberry preparations for morning sickness, threatened miscarriang and uterine irritability. Raspberry is included in many herbal blends used for pregnancy in the United States today.

PREPARATION:

  • Infusion:

Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb leaves per cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Tincture:

Take no more than 1/2 to 1 teaspoon up to three times a day.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Using rich, loose, well drained soil with manure or compost, plant 1/2 inch root cuttings a few inches deep under full sun. Harvest leaves at any time. Mature fruits will appear in the summer. Train the branches along supports and prune them.

SAFETY:

Raspberries should only be used in medicinal amounts only in consultation with your health provider.