So what is this wonder herb, and more importantly, are we all taking it?
Red Raspberry Leaf is being celebrated as “The Women’s Tonic” and for good reason. Its health benefits, for women in particular, are extensive.
Red Raspberry is a plant that produces the Raspberry fruit that we all know and love. But it’s not just the fruit that contains vital nutrients and antioxidants that benefit our bodies.
Red Raspberry Leaf has been used medicinally for centuries, dating back to the first documented use in 1597 in a book called “A General History of Plants”.
And not only have many people reported it helpful for treating gastrointestinal tract dysfunction (including constipation and diarrhea, heart problems, diabetes, fever, disorders of the respiratory system and vitamin deficiency), but due to its promotion of healthy levels of urination, bile production and sweating, it can also help aid detoxification of the body, as well as to assist general purification of the skin and blood.
Particularly for women with painful PMS symptoms, help is at hand - many women are finding that, due to containing fragrine, which can assist with pelvic muscle tightening and toning, Red Raspberry Leaf can help alleviate painful and heavy periods, reducing the symptoms of PMS as well as calming the effects of morning sickness.
It's not hard to see why Red Raspberry Leaf is considered to be a superhero herb!
How does red raspberry leaf do so much good for the body?
Research tells us that Red Raspberry Leaf’s incredible list of abilities is due to the chemicals within the leaf, which produce antioxidant effects. Red Raspberry Leaf contains polyphenols such as tannins and flavonoids, which are known to help product against cell damage. The leaves also contain ellagic acids, which is shown to help neutralise carcinogens and help kill cancer cells.
Red Raspberry Leaf also provides B vitamins, vitamin C and minerals including magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and iron.
In fact, just 28 grams of Red Raspberry Leaf contain as much as 3.3 mg of iron – which is 18% of your recommended daily intake of iron as a woman aged 19-50 according to world nutrition guidelines for optimum health. Reproductive experts advise that adequate iron intake can combat the anaemia experienced by women with heavy menstrual cycles, which may explain why Red Raspberry Leaf has become a hero ingredient in many women’s diets.
HOW CAN WE ALL ADD RED RASPBERRY LEAF TO OUR EVERYDAY DIET?
If you’re wondering how you’ll go about persuading an orchard to let you forage for leaves off a raspberry plant, fear not... it’s easier to get your hands on than you might think.
Red Raspberry Leaf can be taken as a tea or as part of a herbal supplement. Containing 1 g of Red Raspberry Leaf per daily vial, WelleCo SUPER BOOSTERS – Women’s Libido + Hormone Support is a great way to introduce the amazing powers of Red Raspberry Leaf into your daily routine.
It also contains:
- Holy Basil extract, which can support the body’s adaptation to stress;
- Maca root, traditionally used in Peruvian medicine to promote energy and a healthy libido;
- Black Cohosh extract, which helps maintain healthy hormone balance and can relieve the symptoms of menopause;
- Peach Flesh powder, with a potent combination of botanical benefits and vibrant flavour; and
- Vitamin E, which is proven to support immune function, reduce inflammation and lower your risk of cancer.
Particularly if you’re a woman experiencing the discomfort of perimenopause or menopause, the benefits that you might experience from incorporating Red Raspberry Leaf into your diet can be wonderful – and welcome relief from the symptoms of your body’s changing hormonal balance.