Raspberry Leaf Organic (makes 2 qts)
Red raspberry leaf tea, not to be confused with raspberry flavored tea, has long been used for women’s health.
There are a multitude of benefits to red raspberry tea. The tea leaves are naturally high in magnesium, potassium, iron and b vitamins. It’s helpful for nausea and leg cramps (which may improve sleep). It also has astringent properties, which make it soothing, for your insides and your “outsides”. Anyone can use it for sunburn, eczema, rashes, and other skin irritations and can improve gum disease. It is also high in Vitamins B, C, and E which are helpful for their immune properties and for energy. It is also a great detoxifier, which is beneficial to men and women. Men are exposed to hormones every day in the foods we consume that are laden with estrogen in the form of soy (even oil sprays have soy in the propellant). Regular use helps detoxify these hormones and may even help improve testosterone levels. The best part is, it’s completely safe to use, even in large doses (see pregnancy section for a possible exception), and is even safe for children.
Raspberry Leaf Tea Fertility Benefits
Red raspberry leaf tea is probably most commonly used for women’s health. Drinking red raspberry leaf tea has many, many benefits for women. If you are trying to conceive, again, it clears toxins from your system that may be preventing pregnancy. It strengthens the uterine wall, which may increase the chances of embryo implantation and reduces the chance of early miscarriage.
Raspberry Tea Benefits for Pregnancy
Red raspberry leaf tea is often used during pregnancy to strengthen and tone the uterus.It is also particularly helpful for women wanting a vaginal birth after a cesarean section because it strengthens the uterine wall. The greatest risk (which is still very small) with a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) is a rupture of the uterine wall. The red raspberry leaf tea strengthens both the wall and the round ligaments surrounding the uterus, decreasing the risk of rupture. Some doctors recommend not drinking the tea in early pregnancy (before the third trimester) because it can cause cramping. It is unknown if this cramping has resulted in preterm labor.
Ask your doctor before consuming any herbal supplement during pregnancy. If you experience cramping, either discontinue use or reduce your intake.
Makes 2 quarts