Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monthly Herbal: Red Raspberry

Red Raspberry
Rubus ideaus
Raspberries contain significant amounts of polyphenol antioxidants liked to health protection against several human diseases. They also have up to 20% fiber per total plant weight, which is high for fruit plants.
Raspberries are said to fight against such problems as inflammation, diabetes, allergies, age-related cognitive decline, and age-related degenerative eye-sight. There is even preliminary research evidence that raspberries can help fight against AIDS and AIDS related problems.

The Rubus ideaus plant is mostly known for its edible berries, however, this plant's leaves should be noted.
From personal experience a tea made of raspberry leaves (Traditional Medicinals brand) is very nice at the end of a long day.
Benefits from red raspberry leaf tea include strengthening the uterus, relieving menstrual cramps and could be a factor in a healthy pregnancy.

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