Monthly Archives: March 2019

Raspberry Leaf: an ally in women’s health

Raspberry leaf (Rubus idaeus) is a herb that’s famous for preparing mothers for childbirth. This herb can shorten labour and decrease the likelihood that complications will arise during pregnancy and in childbirth (Hoffman, D., 2003, pg. 293). It is also used to ease menstrual issues such as reducing menstrual bleeding and cramps (Balch, P. A., 2000, pg. 93).