Other Uses

As well as a long tradition of use as a 'women's tonic' to facilitate childbirth, cold infusions of raspberry leaf have been used to treat diarrhoea, loose bowels and stomach complaints in children. Raspberry leaf has traditionally been incorporated into mouthwashes to treat inflammation of the mouth and throat, used as a diaphoretic for fever, as a choleretic to improve digestion and detoxification, and as a food and flavouring agent. In a small, uncontrolled, prospective pilot study of eight women, raspberry leaf in combination with 11 other botanical extracts was found to relieve menopausal symptoms (Smolinski et al 2005).

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