Plant use: Raspberry leaf has a history of being used as a smoking herb including ceremonial use by Native Americans. This herb is full of nutrients and antioxidants. Traditionally it has been used as a tonic tea for women and their uterine health. Able to be enjoyed by everyone. Raspberry leaf is a useful herb for both smoke and tea blends.
Preparation: Infusion or smoke
Properties: Alterative, antacid, anti-inflammatory, astringent, antispasmodic, digestive and reproductive tonic.
Energetics/Taste: Cooling; mildly bitter and astringent
Scientific name: Rubus idaeus
Plant Parts: Leaf
Contraindications: With all herbs, it is important you do your own research before consuming them. Although many herbs are generally safe to use, some herbs may have interactions with medication or be unsuitable to take during pregnancy.