Treat Diarrhea Using Raspberry Leaf

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Cheesecakes are delicious when combined or topped with raspberries. The sweet, tart flavor blends well with the creamy, indulgent cheesecake that almost everyone loves. Raspberries are attractive fruits. They are vibrant and textured. Who wouldn't want to dive into a bowl of raspberries? This fruit isn't only known for its flavor and beauty, it is also known to be a natural, organic treatment for all sorts of health issues such as diarrhea. Of course, there are prescription medications and over-the-counter medications available to deal with this annoying condition, but they are never without their side effects. As often as you can, try natural remedies before resorting to medicines who's side effects are often worse than what they're treating. Raspberry leaves bring forth the natural solution to diarrhea. You just have to know how to use them.

Diarrhea Facts


The digestive disorder called diarrhea is the increased frequency in bowel movements. It is also a reduction in the firm formation of stools. The following conditions are known to accompany diarrhea:

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    Stool incontinence
    This is the inability to delay or control bowel movements until you can have access to a toilet. That's why it's often called the "runs" or the "trots", because you're always running for the toilet.
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    Urgency in defecation
    This is when a very sudden urge to eliminate is so strong that if there is no toilet available, incontinence will occur.
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    Incomplete defecation
    This is a sensation that a bowel movement is urgently needed after the one that has just finished. The second time the stool is passed, there is more difficulty and straining.
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    Urge to have a bowel movement right after eating a meal
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Diarrhea can be a debilitating and life-threatening condition. You can't go about your daily activities because you are always in search of a bathroom. You have trouble concentrating because you have abdominal cramping and you are very uncomfortable. You experience generalized weakness so you lack the energy to do things. Your body also doesn't keep food and liquids down, so you become susceptible to other infections. Valuable nutrients are not absorbed properly and this should be stopped. The symptoms of diarrhea and the causes of it should be eliminated so that your body can return to its normal state. In developing countries, often people die from diarrhea.

Raspberry Leaves: The Natural Treatment for Diarrhea


Many people who suffer from diarrhea prefer to deal with it the natural way. This is where raspberry leaves enter the picture. Raspberries are members of the rose family. Rose hips are essentially rich in ascorbic acid or vitamin C. Raspberries are as well. Raspberries are found in parts of Asia and North America. Native Americans acknowledge raspberry leaves as a natural medicine for women. The ancient Greeks also knew of the healing powers of raspberry leaves. They used it for women's health issues, through pregnancy and for digestive disorders such as dysentery and diarrhea.

The Benefits of Raspberry Leaves

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Raspberry leaves can take care of digestive problems such as stomach upset and diarrhea. The high amount of tannins found in raspberry leaves provides an astringent effect on the walls of the digestive tract. This helps ease the constant irritation caused by your diarrhea. The are many reasons to reap the benefits of the tannins in raspberry leaf tea.

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    Edible and delicious
    Raspberries and their roots and leaves are edible. The berries are used for medicine preparation and desserts. The leaves and the roots are sources of the highest amounts of nutrients from the plant.
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    Rich in minerals
    It just so happens the nutrients in raspberry leaves, are exactly what women need to maintain their good health. Raspberries are rich in niacin, manganese, calcium, and iron. Manganese contributes to the production of cartilage and bones. It also helps improve your metabolism.
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    Rich in vitamins
    Raspberries are also filled with vitamins K, E, C, B, and A. These vitamins are excellent through pregnancy. Fragrine in the leaves helps women in nourishing and toning their pelvis, and conditions their uterus in preparation for childbirth.
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  • How to Prepare Raspberry Leaf Tea


    Folk medicine introduced raspberry leaf tea as a means to purify the blood, treat wounds, offer relief from menstrual cramps and improve bile flow. It is also taken to deal with stomach upsets, relieve symptoms of tonsillitis and flu, nausea, acne, sagging skin, vomiting, inflammation, sore throats, irritation of the oral cavity, and weak gums.

    Raspberry leaf tea contains calcium, potassium, vitamin C, phosphorous, and vitamin A. It is always best to keep dried, crushed raspberry leaves at home in a sealed container out of direct sunlight. Below is a recipe that will help you be rid of diarrhea:

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      What you need
      1. 2 tsp. of dried raspberry leaves
      2. 1 ½ tsp. of peppermint
      3. Water
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      How to make it
      1. Get dried (or fresh) raspberry leaves. You could gather fresh leaves during midsummer when the leaves have berries.  
        1. Make sure that your leaves are not wilted because the compound in wilted leaves can stop blood clotting.
        2. Make sure the leaves have never been sprayed with pesticides/herbicides.
      2. Get a tea diffuser for dried leaves. Fill it half full with your dried leaves or 10 - 15 fresh raspberry leaves. See to it that you fold the fresh leaves. Place the leaves in a cup of hot water.
      3. Steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Once the leaves are steeped, strain them.
      4. Add honey or artificial sweetener to taste. It's a bit bitter.
      5. Make sure to drink six cups of the tea every day.
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    (This herbal tea is for you if your diarrhea is brought about by anxiety or stress.)


    • Make sure to see your doctor first before you use any herbal treatments.
    • If your diarrhea doesn't go away after six cups of raspberry leaf tea, then seek medical help.
    • Hydrate yourself and eat foods that are high in fiber.
    • Make sure that you have easy access to your bathroom.
    • Perform relaxation techniques.

    Questions and Answers

    Just wanted to thank you for this article?

    I have a huge raspberry patch in my yard - never heard of using the leaves - we just eat the berries. I had a spinal injury almost 30 years ago - which left me with much nerve damage and paralysis. As I am getting older (57) I now have great trouble with mobility and the dreaded uncontrollable diarrhea. I'm not into taking drugs as the side effects are almost ALWAYS more trouble so very glad to have found this on raspberries - which like I said I have in abundance - now that its summer AND I have a dehydrator so I will dry some for winter. Thank you Babybearmian - let's hope this helps me cause it is a problem that is NOT FUN. I have tried: Everything. I think it was caused by: I eat mainly veggies which just seem to go right through me - I do not want to stop eating veggies - just need to slow down the digestion or firm it all up!

    Since you enjoy vegetables, eat ones with high fiber. Using psyllium husk in your water can also help with irritable bowel. Have you been diagnosed with IBS? If so avoid foods high in sugar, nuts, seeds, and leafy vegetables which can irritate the bowel.

    If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


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