The Magic of Raspberry
According to mythology, Zeus’ nursemaid, Ida, cut her finger while picking snow-white berries and turned them red, and this led to raspberries distinctly, deep red color, as well as their link to fertility magic.
Raspberry’s Latin name is Rubus idaeus, which means “bramble bush of Ida.” Raspberries have come to be used prominently in pregnancy, and the leaves can be carried during pregnancy and childbirth to lessen the pain.
Raspberries are the fruit of patience, prudence, and carefulness. One must be careful when picking raspberries in order to not hurt themselves on the thorns of the bush, and in turn raspberry bushes are also careful with whom they share their fruit with. Use in magics in which you seek patience, and also when you need your creative endeavors not to be carelessly squandered.
Raspberry Magical Correspondences
- Botanical Name: Rubus Idaeus
- Folk Names: European Raspberry, Red Raspberry
- Gender: Feminine
- Planet: Venus
- Magical Attributes: Protection, Love, Fertility
Magical Ways to Use Raspberry
Raspberry’s red color is similar to that of blood, and as a consequence is considered potent in love-inducing magic.
Raspberries can be used to strengthen and bring good fortune to marriage, as well as ensure faithfulness.
Bathe in raspberry or raspberry leaves in order to make certain that your lover will not stray, and serve it to encourage love.
Raspberries can be used to protect against wayward spirits and souls, and raspberry branches can be hung on doors and windows to reinforce this protection.
When someone has died, raspberry branches hung on the door will deter their spirit from entering back into the home so that they can more easily transition into the next world.
Raspberry fruit and leaves can be dried and made into an herbal amulet to strengthen the reproductive organs and provide protection for the womb during pregnancy.
Stepping raspberries in wine and serving the beverage to your lover will strengthen the relationship.
Raspberry growing near the home is said to provide protection.
The Healing Power of Raspberries
Raspberries contain ellagic acid, which can help with cancer prevention. Ellagic acid promotes healthy cell death in normal cells, while causing cell death in certain cancer cells as well.
Raspberries contain anthocyanins as an antioxidant, which can help prevent heart disease and mental decline due to aging.
Raspberries are an anti-inflammatory on par with over-the-counter anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen and aspirin, and can help reduce arthritic pain and pain associated with gout.
Red raspberry seed oil is being found to have benefits for the skin, and is used in Japan in weight loss supplements.
Raspberries are generously high in fiber. Fiber accounts for 20% of its content.
Raspberries have a higher concentration of antioxidants than any other fruit, and include the antioxidants cyanidan, quercetin and gallic acid.
Between the dietary fiber and manganese, raspberries are quite the weight loss fruit. Dietary fiber helps you stay fuller longer, and manganese helps boost the metabolism.
Raspberries make an excellent ingredient in anti-aging creams and salves due to their high vitamin C content. For a simple anti-aging cream you can make at home: Blend 2 cups of raspberries with 1 cup of yogurt, apply it to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing. Enjoy your glowing skin!
Just three servings of raspberries a day can go a long way in combating macular degeneration.
Raspberries are Nature's gift to women. Raspberry leaf tea can help regulate the menstrual cycle and balance the flow. For pregnant women, raspberries can help lessen symptoms of nausea and helps with childbirth, and for lactating mothers, raspberry tea or fruit can help with milk production.
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