Herb of the Day: Red Raspberry Leaf

Raspberry Leaf

Red 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 … Continue reading

Herb of the Day- Buchu

Buchu herb

Buchu is a favorite plant in parts of Africa for use in a popular beverage.  This plant has a strong and beautiful smell and is also used as a fragrance.  Traditionally herbalists use buchu for its powerful diuretic ability.  It was Dutch colonists to Africa who eventually brought buchu worldwide … Continue reading