Raspberry Leaf (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:red raspberry, Rubus idaeus, more...Rubus strigosus
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Suggested Dosing

Tea

1 cup PO up to 6x/day; 1.5 g leaves/150 mL water

Liquid Extract

4-8 ml PO TID; 1:1 in 25% alcohol

Ease Labor & Delivery

2 g dried leaf/240 ml water

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Suggested Uses

Cardiovascular disorders, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, GI disorders, labor and delivery support, menorrhagia, miscarriage prevention, morning sickness, mouth/throat/skin inflammation (topical), respiratory disorders

Efficacy

Little benefit vs. placebo

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Adverse Effects

None reported

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Warnings

Contraindications

Breast cancer, endometriosis, hormone sensitive conditions, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, uterine fibroids

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: Australian study showed no adverse outcomes from use during pregnancy

Lactation: N/A

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Metabolism: N/A

Excretion: N/A

Mechanism of Action

Active compounds unknown; anti-inflammatory; mixed action on smooth muscle

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