Raspberry leaf is an excellent smokable herb that has been used for centuries in many cultures around the world. It has a light aroma and produces a pleasant smoke without any harmful chemicals in it like nicotine. This makes it an excellent alternative for regular cigarette smokers. It does not contain any nicotine and therefore it is completely legal to smoke. It is also a very healthy alternative and has been found to be helpful for those wanting to quit smoking or who are currently going through the process of quitting cigarettes.
Ingestion of Raspberry leaf has been found to help ease PMS symptoms by easing blood vessels and relaxing muscles in the pelvis and can aid with menstrual cramps. This is why it has been so popular to use as a home ready and has been used in many herbal remedies over the years. Raspberry leaf is a rich source of vitamin C and A, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and iron. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Studies have shown that ellagic acid, an acid that occurs naturally in raspberries and other fruits, helps to slow down the absorption of nicotine and can assist in making it easier to expel from the body. Combining raspberry leaf with other herbs, such as mullein which has expectorant qualities, can help ease the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal and make the transition to non-smoking much easier. It is recommended to speak to a qualified herbalist or your healthcare provider before taking any supplements.