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Raspberry Leaf

Rubus idaeus

Used for:

The traditional use of raspberry tea is to help alleviate menstrual cramps and discomfort. Raspberry leaf tea might stop excessive bleeding and calm cramps during heavy menstruation. It may also help treat diarrhea, colds, and stomach complaints.

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Available in:

Dried leaves (tea), capsules, tincture

Herb / drug interactions:

None known

Other safety concerns:

Experts disagree on the safety of use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor or avoid altogether if pregnant.

When buying:

Products should contain pure leaves, as freshly dried as possible. Make your own tea by picking leaves off brambles, hanging them to dry and soaking in boiling water.


Two capsules two to three times daily at mealtimes; as a tea, up to six cups a day for acute problems as needed.

Child dosage:

Same as adult dose