Historically, raspberry leaf herbal cigarettes were introduced by the Indians. In addition of treatment, herbal cigarettes were also used in religious rituals and certain events.
Raspberry leaf do not contain nicotine so it can be used as an alternative for those who want to stop smoking. Raspberry leaf contains a lot of medicinal compounds such as tannins,flavonoids, ellagic acid,vitamin A, C, potassium, calcium and phosphorus.
Raspberry leaf is also useful to overcome various diseases such as diabetes, menstrual disorders, fertility disorders, diarrhea and others. Raspberry is often used as a herbal tea ingredients.
Benefits and effects
- An alternative for those who want to stop smoking
- Neutralize poison that had been caused by the nicotine content in tobacco
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Reduce pain in childbirth
- Increases the fertility for men and women
- Tighten the skin
- Sedative and muscle relaxant
For those who are experiencing fertility problems, they are encouraged to consume raspberry leaf herbal tea mixed with red clover. This tea can increase the fertility of men and women.
Drinking raspberry tea is also very useful for those who want to tighten the skin. The content of vitamin A and C in the raspberry leaves can help regeneration of skin cells, so the skin become firmer and healthier. This tea is also beneficial to overcome the irritation and inflammation of the skin.
In addition to cope with various diseases, raspberry leaf is often used by traditional midwives to ease the childbirth. Raspberry tea is also very well known to overcome problems during menstruation. It is used to treat menstrual disorders such as pain, cramps, nausea and others.
Raspberry leaf is often used to cope with bad breath. To overcome bad breath, gargle with raspberry leaf tea.
If you are taking diuretic drugs or laxative, you should not smoke or use raspberry leaf tea . This can cause dehydration due to excessive urination. If you are using a sedative, such as antidepressants you should not use the raspberry leaf in the form of herbal tea or cigarettes.
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