Dried raspberry leaves: beneficial properties and contraindications

The composition and beneficial properties of raspberry leaves

The composition of the leaves of raspberry includes: vitamin C (ascorbic acid), fruit organic acids, flavonoids, mineral salts (including salicylates), tanning and astringent compounds. In folk medicine, dried raspberry leaves are used for colds, viral diseases, as they have antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant effect on the body.
Raspberry leaves are used for inflammation of the eyes, inflammatory processes in the gastrointestinal tract, hemorrhoids, gynecological diseases. They are also used as a sedative for neurasthenia, neurosis, and as a styptic for heavy periods. Raspberry leaves harvested in late May-early July. Dry them in the shade on the street, and then put them in paper bags for storage. Before starting treatment with raspberry leaves, it is recommended to consult a doctor.

How to apply dried raspberry leaves

From the dried raspberry leaves, an infusion is prepared for ingestion, for rinsing, lotions. To make the infusion, pour 2 tablespoons of raw materials with 2 cups of boiling water, cover the dishes with a lid, leave for 2-3 hours and strain. Take 1/2 tbsp. warm drink 4 times a day for colds, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. For angina, stomatitis rinse throat infusion. In case of inflammation, wash the eyes with warm broth several times a day.
For the treatment of hemorrhoids, moisten cotton pads in the infusion and make lotions 2 times a day. To improve the condition of hair and skin, wash the infusion of dried raspberry leaves and rinse your hair after washing them. This tool helps to get rid of acne. Add raspberry leaves to vitamin teas. Such drinks are useful for children to increase the body's resistance to colds and infections.
Good effect gives tea, consisting of rosehips, linden flowers and raspberry leaves. Fill the mixture with boiling water, leave for some time and give the child. This tea can be drunk several times a day for a long time. Before birth, it is possible to use infusion of raspberry leaves in order to improve the tone of the uterus. In this case, before using the tool, you should consult with your doctor.
Contraindications to the use of dried leaves of raspberry: individual intolerance, chronic constipation, pregnancy to 36-38th week, gout, nephritis. It is important to take into account that the leaves of raspberry contain salicylates, similar in composition to acetylsalicylic acid. Therefore, in order to avoid overdose, you can not simultaneously take the infusion and "Aspirin".

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