Red raspberry leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals. They provide B vitamins, vitamin C and a number of minerals, including potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and iron. They contain polyphenols like tannins and flavonoids, which act as antioxidants in your body and can help protect cells from damage.
Red raspberry leaf tea has numerous benefits for women. The leaves help relieve premenstrual symptoms (PMS), such as cramping, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea due to their astringent action. More specifically, red raspberry leaves contain fragarine, a plant compound that helps tone and tighten muscles in the pelvic area, which may reduce the menstrual cramping caused by the spasms of these muscles.
This is a wonderful herb to have in your apothecary and we especially love it for hormonal balancing and uterine toning.