Raspberry leaf may help maintain muscle tone, strength and elasticity of the uterus.
Raspberry leaf is used during pregnancy because of the effect that it exerts on the hormones and uterus.
It helps relax the uterus when it contracts during labour, assisting with a faster delivery of the baby and to calm the pains experienced after the birth. However, it does not actually start labour or promote contractions. Can be used for the relief of painful menstrual cramps due to the positive effect raspberry leaf exerts on the uterine wall.
It is a hormone balancer and helps to regulate and cleanse the blood of excess hormones and has been used as a reproductive tonic for both men and women.