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Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)
Herbalists have long recommended red raspberry tea to facilitate a safe Pregnancy and delivery.
Traditionally, red raspberry has been administered as a tea to prevent Pregnancy complications and to facilitate deliveries. It has also been used to reduce excessive menstrual flow. For both men and women, red raspberry has been used to treat symptoms of Diarrhoea. (1).
Part of the plant used: LEAF.
Boiled tea, 1 cup of boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of dried leaf. Steep for 10 minutes and then sweeten.
Safety in pregnant or nursing women has not been studied, but it is of little concern due to the widespread availability of the tea and its years of traditional use.
Safety in young children and in patients with severe liver or kidney disease has not been determined.
Regular use of red raspberry may affect the absorption of tetracycline derivatives, oral anticholinergics, phenothiazines, digoxin, isoniazid, phenytoin, nalidixi acid, citrates, sparteine, sulfonamides, and warfarin.
Red raspberry may inhibit the urinary excretion of alkaline drugs, such as amphetamines or quinidine.
Avoid use with vasoconstrictors, such as ephedrine, methoxamine, phenylephrine, and sympathomimetics.
1 Tyler VE. herbs of Choice: The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals. Binghamton, NY: Pharmaceutical Products Press, 1994