Astringent, tonic parturient.
May be used during pregnancy to strengthen and tone the longitudinal muscle of the uterus. May assist and speed up contractions during labor. May help shorten labor, ease labor pains, and help provide for babies to not be born prematurely or after their due date. May be useful in the treatment of period pains. May be used for diarrhea, leucorrhea, and other loose conditions.
Directions to use:
Infusion: Pour 1 cup of boiling water onto 2 teaspoons of herb. Let infuse for 10 – 15min. Drink three times a day.
Safe to use if pregnant or lactating. Consult with a medical practitioner before use. Never use raspberry leaves in early pregnancy because it is also a uterine stimulant and may cause premature labor. It may cause nausea and mild loosening of stools.