We love raspberries for sweetness and fragrant and respect for the benefit of, which heard almost everything. But the fact that the raspberry leaves have medicinal properties (and contraindications) are known to a much smaller circle of fans. What can be leaves of this shrub and how to properly brew?

Useful properties of raspberry leaf

Полезные свойства листьев малины

  • Support the body in fighting viral diseases, including influenza. Thanks to them, too, can sweat and bring the fever down. This effect leaves obliged the high content of vitamin C and mineral salts, the salicylates and oxalates. First have antipyretic properties, similar to the action of aspirin.
  • Anti-inflammatory effect, can be used as a preventive and a remedy for stomatitis, gingivitis and other pathological processes in the oral cavity.
  • Support the release of the organism from sputum due to the expectorant properties.
  • Possess detoxifying properties.
  • Help with diarrhea and other problems in the digestive system due to the presence of tannins.
  • Can be used to enhance the level of protective forces of an organism, exert immunostimulating, bracing effect.
  • Used for healing skin damage, possess hemostatic properties due to the presence of quercetin, kaempferol, cyanidin and other flavonoids. Thanks to them, the leaves of raspberry in decoction are part of therapy intestinal and uterine bleeding.
  • Support the body’s absorption of iron, and therefore contribute to the prevention and getting rid of iron deficiency anemia.
  • Relieve fatigue, give strength.
  • Help to cope with acne.

In addition to these active substances within the leaves of the raspberry are folic, citric and tartaric organic acids as well as calcium, potassium, iron, copper, sodium and other trace elements that are required by our body for normal operation.

To the leaves have the most benefit, you need to collect them at the beginning of the summer, until the end of flowering and the formation of the ovaries. It is recommended to select the young, brightly colored, undamaged. The dried leaves can be kept a maximum of two years in glass or ceramic container, bag of paper or cloth.

Sheets for expectant and nursing mothers

свойства листьев малины

It is believed that the leaves of this plant help to conceive. But as soon as it happened, the drink falls into the category of taboo. Especially in the first trimester, when the uterine contractions can provoke vaginal bleeding and spontaneous abortion, and in this effect have raspberry leaves. During pregnancy you can’t take it to 35 weeks, and then drink again becomes permissible and even recommended. Raspberry leaves brew and drink regularly before the birth to prepare the uterine and other muscles in the process.

It is important to start a systematic method of the drink with chilled servings. Hot it can be drunk just before the birth, at 40-39 week.

Raspberry leaves also act as a natural means of strengthening of protective forces do not allow for intestinal disorders, leg cramps and morning sickness, which often becomes the companion of a woman “at sunset” pregnancy.

As for drinks during lactation, it is allowed, as it increases lactation, maternal and child protects the body from attack of viruses does not become a victim of postpartum depression. But starting to drink very modest amounts, and only if the child’s body does not react negatively, allow yourself up to 3 cups per day.

Contraindications and limitations

In addition to 1 and 2 trimesters of pregnancy, contraindications to the use of raspberry leaf in different types are:

  • allergic reaction to raspberries, individual intolerance to beverage from the leaves;
  • chronic kidney disease, the sand in them or in the bladder, gout. Potential adverse effects associated with high content of oxalates;
  • increased acidity of the stomach, ulcer;
  • asthma (essential oils present in leaves in large quantities, can cause choking).

In the treatment of the common cold and SARS, it is important not to overdo it, combining drinks of raspberry leaves with aspirin: possible overdose due to salicylates. It can occur with excessive sweating, nausea, sharp pains in the abdomen, stuffiness in ears, dizziness. These symptoms are the basis for seeking medical assistance.

How to make and eat raspberry leaves?

Как заваривать и употреблять листья малины?

From this part of the plant serves not only infusions and decoctions — they are consumed fresh, do with them ointment. Here are some examples of applications:

  • classic version — ½ liter of boiling water 4 tbsp dried leaves. Let stand for at least 2 hours to valuable substances passed into the infusion;
  • to bring the temperature down in a small thermos to send 2 tbsp leaves along with the shoots, the Gulf of boiling water, allow to stand for 2 hours and then drink every 3 hours. There you can put fresh or frozen berries;
  • to combat the rash on the skin (in particular, acne, psoriasis) — squeezed from fresh leaves juice, combined in a 1:4 ratio with vaseline or butter;
  • making the broth, rinse their hair — it stimulates hair growth, makes stronger;
  • cough, colitis in 1 Cup boiling water 15 g of dry raw materials. After brewing stand for half an hour and drink three times a day for 2 tbsp.

To be treated with raspberry leaves was nicer to him in the company, you can add rosehips, oregano, mint, cowberry leaves, currants (berries and leaves), lemon, ginger powder.

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Almost all of the same properties as the berries have raspberry leaves. They are not as tasty and fragrant, but they can gather up in store for the whole year regardless of the yield of the Bush. Don’t miss the beginning of summer and then all winter you will be protected by this strong natural remedies.

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