Raspberry leaf | Rubus idaeus | Organic


Raspberry leaf’s astringent properties due to the Tannin content make it a valuable remedy for uterine and gynacological issues and here is it very under-rated and works extremely well when applied to the correct complaints. Tannins also mean it will help with diarrhea.

However its main usage is as a partus preparator. Raspberry leaf has been shown to help reduce the first part of labour and therefore reduce complications during birth as well as decrease the need for medical intervention in some small trials. We find this most useful for first time birth as well as first time vaginal birth. It tends to increase the practice contractions when taken as a tea or as a capsule, 3 x daily in the lead up to birth, ideally for at least 6 weeks.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about your use of herbal remedies.

  1. Fisher, C, 2005
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Additional information


Dried Raspberry leaf


Tannins (5%) – ellagic acid, sanguiin H-6, Flavonoids – kaempferol, quercetin, Phenolic acids – p-coumaric acid, caffeic acid, gallic acid, Vitamins – Vitamins A, B, C, E, Minerals


Astringent, Uterine astringent, Partus preparator


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or tryng to concieve please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing. However Raspberry leaf can be safely used from the second trimester.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day.
As a Partus preparator we recommend 1 cup per day in the second trimester, 2 cups a day from the third trimester and 3 cups per day for the 6 weeks leading up to the due date.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams, 100 capsules

Country of origin

Native to Europe. Dried herb harvested in Canterbury, New Zealand, subject to seasonal availability.