Raspberry leaf

Raspberry leaf

Raspberry leaves, known for their medicinal properties, are typically harvested in the summer and dried for various uses. This plant is indigenous to many regions across Europe. Raspberry plants have erect, shrubby stems and are biennial, featuring creeping perennial roots. They bloom with delicate flowers in the months of May and June. In their natural habitat, raspberries thrive in environments like ditches or waste areas, often found along fence rows. To cultivate raspberries successfully, choose a sunny location that receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight daily and ensure the soil remains consistently moist without drying out too frequently. This will help promote healthy growth and abundant fruit production.

Raspberry leaves are used to make herbal teas due to their astringent taste and are believed to have medicinal benefits, though scientific evidence is lacking. They are rich in folate and antioxidants. Pregnant women use raspberry leaf tea for delivery aid. The leaves have anti-inflammatory, decongestant, and stimulant properties. Raspberry leaf tea is used for treating diarrhea, strengthening the uterus, aiding childbirth, and relieving menstrual cramps. Externally, they can be used for various purposes like treating mouth inflammations and wounds. Raspberry leaves can help with severe bowel laxity and children's stomach complaints when consumed as a cold infusion.

Raspberry, a plant known for its abundant seeds, is closely linked to fertility and is believed to have medicinal benefits that support and strengthen the female reproductive system. Personified as Rose’s younger sister, Raspberry is described as a gentle yet resilient plant that nurtures life around it. This thorny bush is considered a protective plant when grown around the home, just as it provides shelter for birds and small creatures. Its branches are often used as charms to ward off intruders, both physical and spiritual, when hung at entrances. In folklore, serving raspberry berries steeped in wine to a romantic partner is thought to enhance the bond between them. Additionally, raspberry is said to offer protection against miscarriage for pregnant women when used in various forms such as baths, infusions, or herbal amulets.

Our raspberry leaf are sourced from a high quality tea supplier with high standard of ethics in regard to environmental and employment practices of their growers. This herb was sourced from a farm in Varna, Bulgaria. The leaves have been broken/torn to make them more compact and usable while also keeping them as fresh as possible. Our herbs are not repackaged in a commercial kitchen and are therefore not considered safe for consumption. All our herbs are sold for spiritual purposes only, and the material above is provided for educational purposes. All our items ship from our booth at the 400 Market. All our prices are inclusive of sales tax within Canada.

Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Species: R. idaeus
Alt names: Garden raspberry, Grey leaf raspberry, Hindbeer, Hindberry. Raspbis
Parts used: Berry, Leaves
Consituents: antioxidants, folate
Chakra: Sacral
Energy: Receptive
Number: 5
Zodiac: Taurus, Leo
Planet: Moon, Venus
Element: Water
Day: Friday
Tarot: Empress
Deities & Spirits: Freyja, Frigg, Venus
Warnings: Should not be consumed during the 1st or 2nd trimesters of pregnancy and is best used for a pregnancy that is exceeding 9 months.
Medicine: Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Emollient, Oxytoxic
Powers: Beauty, Childbirth, Encouraging love, Inner security, Parental love, Parental protection, Releasing attachments, Self-love, Self-work, Trust