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Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Red raspberry leaf tea has been used for hundreds of years and is called "The Woman's Herb" because of its abilities to help with all things related to women. During menstruation, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and its overall abilities to help regulate hormones, it's awesome! 

 

Benefits:

  • Used for the prevention of miscarriage.
  • If taken consistently before getting pregnant it can help the pregnancy "take."
  • Decrease in morning sickness.
  • Decrease discomfort in prodromal labor.
  • Tones the muscle fibers of the uterus.
  • Relaxes the inner tissue in the uterus for less painful contractions.
  • Increases the blood flow to your uterus.
  • Helps to generate a more effective contraction which can shorten labor time. 
  • Several studies show that it actually is effective to reduce complications and the need for medical intervention at birth. Particularly c-section, forceps, or vacuum delivery.
  • May be beneficial for VBAC moms. A stronger uterus may be less likely to rupture.
  • Another study found that women who consumed red raspberry leaf tea regularly were less likely to go overdue or give birth prematurely.
  • It can also help to balance postpartum hormones and increase milk supply

Properties:

Red Raspberry Leaf tea is high in:

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Vitamin E

Calcium

Magnesium

Iron

Potassium

Phosphorus

Manganese

The best part of getting these vitamins and minerals into your body via the red raspberry leaf instead of a synthetic source is because the raspberry plant because is a food. It absorbs the elements out of the ground then pre-digests the mineral or vitamin so when you drink the tea it is more gently assimilated into your body.

How to Use:

You can purchase tea packets, we like the Traditional Medicinals brand, but you can use any brand we just strongly suggest it be an organic tea. 

If you have a raspberry patch you can harvest your own leafs to make your tea. Be sure you are picking the "baby leafs." The leafs from the new shoots in their first year of growth. Dehydrate the leafs in a dehydrator at 100-115 degrees for a couple hours. If you don't have a dehydrator lay your leafs on a cheese cloth or mesh screen to dry in warm area out of direct sunlight. Turn them about every 12 hours for a couple days. 

Store all leaves in a glass jar out of direct sunlight.

Steep the tea in hot water for a minimum of 7 minutes.

Feel free to add honey or peppermint, or anything to your taste.

Drink 1-3 cups daily starting in your 2nd trimester. 

If you would rather not drink tea you can purchase red raspberry leaf in capsules.

Click HERE for video instructions on harvesting raspberry leaves. 

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