We all know how valuable raspberries are and that they can be used as a natural health enhancer. They are a good choice for people that are on a healthy, balanced diet. They are a perfect source of valuable nutritional values. They also can be used as a natural medicine for illness. You could write a lot about raspberry fruit, but do you realize that their seemingly ordinary leaves, similar to many others, also have extremely valuable properties?
What’s in the raspberry leaves?
As it turns out, raspberry leaves have no less valuable active substances, than the fruits themselves. Among other substances, they contain organic acids, such as ascorbic, lemon, salicylic, oxalic or tartar. They also have tannins, flavonoids, carotene, tri-terpenes, resins and locks in them.
Properties of raspberry leaves
Thanks to the ingredients listed above, the raspberry leaves act diuretic and are very good for metabolism. They deal well with stomach problems, with diarrhea or stomach and intestinal catarrh. They have a relaxing effect on the uterus, the blood vessels, as well as on the smooth intestinal muscles. They are good for menstruation and discharge. They are an ideal way to fight the cold, because they are a diaphoretic. You can get rid of high fever and relieve sore throat by drinking raspberry leaves tea. Putting the leaves on wounds or burns can stimulate the skin to selfheal.
Where to get raspberry leaves?
From the bushes of raspberries, from which you collect fruits. It’s best to do it during the summer, when raspberries are ripe and the leaves are suitable for use. You should choose leaves that are young and healthy, without discoloration or damage. After you collect them, you should dry them at room temperature for about a week or two. If you do not have access to fresh plants, you can buy formerly dried leaves of raspberries in a pharmacy or a herbal shop.
What properties does raspberry tea have?
The leaves themselves are one thing, but if you want to increase your health dose you should brew the leaves. Raspberry tea is rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, E and vitamins from group B. It works great for colds, flu, obesity, constipation, or inflammation. It works well for joint pain, increased blood pressure, acne, psoriasis and other skin problems. It’s also good to drink it if you are experiencing fertility problems. It is ideal for pregnant women, because it reduces nausea and strengthens the muscles of the uterus. It affects positively the quantity and quality of breast milk so it’s good to drink it after giving birth, too.
You really should use raspberry leaves whenever you can, because they contain a lot of very valuable ingredients. Proper functioning of your body is important, and raspberry leaves will help you achieve just that.