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.
Each vege capsule contains:
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) extract
equivalent to dry leaf 2 g (2000 mg)
No added gluten, wheat, yeast, animal products, lactose, milk derivatives, sugar, salt, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
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.