Herb of the Day: Red Raspberry Leaf

Herb of the Day: Raspberry LeafRed Raspberry leaves are most well known among those in the birth community.  Midwives, doulas, and even OBs suggest red raspberry leaf to women during pregnancy.  This beautiful leaf is suggested to women as a uterine tonic to strengthen the smooth muscles of the uterus.  It is said that regular use of red raspberry leaf during pregnancy helps to shorten labor and decreases the risk of postpartum hemorrhage. Typically this herb is used internally in teas, tinctures, capsules and extracts but it is also used externally as a poultice on occasion.  Red raspberry leaf has a pleasant flavor and easily helps cover the flavor of other less-pleasant herbs.

Traditional Uses

  • Diarrhea
  • Regulate Menstrual Cycle
  • Kidney Infection
  • Contractions
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Inflammation of Mucous Membranes
  • Morning Sickness
  • Uterine Tonic
  • Hormone Balancing
  • Stimulates Smooth Muscle
  • Mouth Wash/ Gargle
  • Sore Throat

The Plant

Rubus idaeus are an extremely easy plant to grow and are found all over the United States and Europe.  They are believed to have originated in Europe and are grown widely around Romania and Bulgaria.   Raspberry plants prefer a moderately moist soil and partial to full sun.  They are easy to propagate, can be planted in early Spring and once established require little ongoing maintenance except for occasional pruning.  A hardy plant will grow up to 6 feet tall and will yield delicious raspberries as well as the nutritive leaves! Harvest berries every few days during their peak in the summer, harvest leaves as needed.

TriLight Health and Red Raspberry Leaf

Red Raspberry Leaf is found in Morning Soothe, MegaMam, Tri-Iron, Blue Green Minerals, Original Herbal Minerals, and Red Raspberry Leaf Extract

TriLight's Morning Soothe herbal morning sickness supportMorning Soothe contains many of the herbs commonly used to settle the stomach with those that are specifically helpful during times of nausea during pregnancy. Works great for “morning” or “all day” sickness. This formula may be used every 2 hours to support healthy digestive function during the early months of pregnancy.

Tri-Iron contains TriLight's Tri-Iron all-natural herbal mineral iron supplement- pregnancy friendlyherbs that are so safe you can even take this iron supplement when you are pregnant. It is the safest available all organic natural iron formulas and has over 21 years of safe use.

MegaMam contains herbs traditionally used to increase breast milk and aid relaxation. TriLight's Mega Mam herbal lactation support


TriLight's Blue Green Minerals herbal multivitaminBlue Green Minerals with Calcite Super & Magnesium is our most potent mineral formulas. Based on the Original Herbal Mineral formula, Blue Green Minerals was once called “Liquid Calcium” by a midwife who recommended it during pregnancy for calcium supplementation for breast health and strong bones. To this mineral-rich, bone strengthening, highly bioavailable base of natural calcium and trace minerals, we have added ActiVinTM antioxidants and a boost in mineral content, vitamin C, Omega-3 oil, available protein, B-12 vitamins, essential amino acids and chlorophyll. Understanding the body’s need for Magnesium in Calcium absorption, we have intentionally added a Citrate form of Standardized Magnesium, which is also the most bioavailable and easily digestible form of magnesium on the market.


Original Herbal Minerals is formulTriLight's Original Herbal Minerals herbal multi-vitaminated synergistically, giving an enjoyable taste with herbs that contain naturally occurring minerals such as calcium and magnesium, potassium, chromium, cobalt, iron, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin, selenium, thiamine, zinc, silica, vitamin A & C and more!
It has been used by children and pregnant and nursing moms for over 21 years! Not contraindicated during pregnancy and can safely be used as a prenatal multivitamin!



Have you ever used Red Raspberry Leaf?

Note: TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using products with any other medications. Our statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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