Raspberry fruit is velvety and tender, but its roots are strong. However, its leaf is even more precious than its delicious fruit. Fruit-gathering women realised very early on in history that raspberry leaf could help them. In addition to numerous rituals, amulets, magic and spells, raspberry leaf has proven to be an ideal solution for women’s ailments. It has long been used for painful menstruation, to strengthen the uterus and to help breastfeeding women.
Raspberry leaf is rich in magnesium, potassium, manganese, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc and iron in particular. It helps with nausea and leg cramps. It is an excellent astringent, constricts blood vessels and stops heavy bleeding. It is useful for the skin – burns, eczema, rashes – and also helps with gum disease. Vitamins B, C and E boost the immune system and provide energy. It is effective in cleansing the body and has the power to ‘wash out’ the hormones we are exposed to either through food or the environment, so it can help both women and men maintain a good hormonal balance.
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