Traditionally Used for:
Abnormally heavy bleeding during menstrual periods (menorrhagia).
Heart failure and fluid build up in the body (congestive heart failure or CHF).
High blood pressure.
Infection of the airways.
Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea).
Sore throat (pharyngitis).
t is LIKELY UNSAFE to take red raspberry leaf as a medicine throughout pregnancy without the direct supervision of a healthcare provider. The concern is that red raspberry might act like the hormone estrogen. This might harm the pregnancy.
Not enough is known about the safety of taking red raspberry leaf during breast-feeding. It's best to stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes: Red raspberry leaf might lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use red raspberry leaf.
Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Red raspberry might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don't use red raspberry.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options.