Raspberry fruit, also know as rubs idaeu and red raspberry, is a fruit from a collection of many small berries. In medicine, the leaves and berries of the fruit are used as it contains a healthy dose of organic acids, vitamin C, tannins, flavone glycosides, iron, pectin and fructose (the sugar from the fruit).
It’s no wonder why the raspberry fruit has been used for so long in Chinese medicine as the berries of the raspberry fruit help to strengthen the kidneys, prevent anemia and treat incontinence. The tannin that is found in the leaves contains helpful astringent properties for the body. It’s therefore been known that raspberry fruit has been used to help treat diarrhoea, upset stomach, heavy menstrual bleeding and vaginal discharge in women. As well as that, the fruit can be a wonderful medicine when you’re suffering from cold and flu symptoms – which is why many people stick to raspberry tea when they’re feeling down in the dumps.
Another key benefit of raspberry fruit is it’s ability to act as a astringent. It’s stimulating effect helps to strengthen and tighten the muscles of the uterus and abdomen. This makes it a popular supplement for women pre-birth.
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