Used for healing, protection, love.
Raspberry leaves are carried (NOT EATEN) by pregnant women to reduce the pain involved in pregnancy & childbirth.
Bathe in an infusion of raspberry to keep your current love relationship alive.
The leaves and roots are anti-inflammatory, astringent, decongestant, ophthalmic, oxytocic and stimulant.
A tea made from them is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, as a tonic for the uterus to strengthen pregnant women, and as an aid in childbirth.
The tea has also been shown as effective in relieving painful menstrual cramps.
The active ingredients both stimulate and relax the uterus. They can be used during the last three months of pregnancy and during childbirth, but should not be used earlier.
Externally, the leaves and roots are used as a gargle to treat tonsillitis and mouth inflammations, as a poultice and wash to treat sores, conjunctivitis, minor wounds, burns and varicose ulcers.
The fruit is antiscorbutic and diuretic.
Fresh raspberry juice, mixed with a little honey, makes an excellent refrigerant beverage to be taken in the heat of a fever. Made into a syrup, it is said to have a beneficial effect on the heart.