Raspberry Leaf Tea is delicious and loved by many women who are in pregnancy. Why? Because it can help blood vessels relax and ease pain. I personally love raspberry fruit myself and enjoy every bite of it! My Raspberry Leaf Tea story can be traced back long ago when I saw my grandma making it from scratch! In case you are curious about what’s this tea all about, let’s get started!
What Is Raspberry Leaf Tea
Raspberry leaf tea is, of course, a tea that is rumored to help strengthen the uterus, and women in the second trimester often mention it really helps with all the issues related to having a baby.
Hippy Momma was kind enough to mention what it’s doing for her:
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The researcher from Webmd organization describes that
the therapeutic use of raspberry leaf was first described in 1597 in a book called “The Herbal,” or “A General History of Plants.” Today, red raspberry leaf and fruit are still used as medicine.
Red raspberry leaf is used for gastrointestinal (GI) tract disorders, including diarrhea; for respiratory system disorders, including flu and swine flu; and for heart problems, fever, diabetes, and vitamin deficiency. It is also used to promote sweating, urination, and bile production. Some people use it for general “purification of skin and blood.”
Some women use raspberry leaf for painful periods, heavy periods, morning sickness associated with pregnancy, preventing miscarriage, and easing labor and delivery.
Red raspberry leaf is applied directly to the skin for sore throat and skin rash.
The raspberry leaf really does its magic when it comes to helping ease painful periods and pregnancy-related sickness for the ladies. How does it work? Read on!
Raspberry Leaf Tea – What Every Pregnant Woman Needs
Raspberry Leaf Tea expert illustrates that the tea has the follow benefits:
Red Raspberry Leaf Use in Pregnancy:
Many of the complications during pregnancy can be traced back to the mother’s diet, which typically lacks in vital nutrients and minerals that she so desperately needs during pregnancy.
One of the most important herbal tonics to take during pregnancy is Red Raspberry Leaf. Red Raspberry is the best known, most widely used and safest of all uterine and pregnancy herbs.
Beneficial Vitamins and Minerals Found in Red Raspberry Leaf:
-Rich concentrations of vitamin C
-Easily assimilated calcium and iron
-Manganese and magnesium
-Vitamin B complex
-Many minerals including phosphorous and potassium
How Red Raspberry Leaf Helps the Pregnant Mother & Baby:
The increased vitamin A intake, in the form of carotenoids of RRL can aid the women’s immune system as well as facilitate healthy skin and bone development for the baby. The Vitamin E helps to promote better circulation in the mother whose blood volume dramatically increases during pregnancy. RRL contains an easily assimilated form of calcium. An increased availability of calcium is necessary in controlling nerve response to pain during childbirth and in aiding bone development in the baby. The presence of fragrine allows the uterus to contract more powerfully and effectively during labor. The high vitamin and mineral content helps to replace those that are lost via blood loss in delivery. The alkaloids that are present will also aid in toning the uterus after birth as it returns to its usual size.
Raspberry Leaf Tea – Moderation Is The Key
Just like anything else, overdoing it can result in getting the opposite result. Raspberry Leaf Tea fan Roth says that
“as with any herbal tea, care should be taken not to overdo it. There’s always conflicting advice on the internet, but the general consensus seems to be that this tea should not be drunk during early pregnancy due to its relaxing effect on the uterus.
For the same reason, it is also sometimes recommended to relieve menstrual cramps and labor pains, and herbalists say it alleviates other ailments as well. I can’t vouch for any curative properties: I drink it because it tastes nice, is absolutely free to me, and is my SWEET REVENGE on those persistent prickly raspberry canes.”
If you manage to just have the right amount of Raspberry Leaf Tea, I will reveal to you how to make the perfect Raspberry Leaf Tea my grandma used to make it!
The Perfect Way To Brew Raspberry Leaf Tea
Prepare the Tea
Although preparing tea sounds simple enough, it can actually be a bit overwhelming if you have never done it.
First decide whether to prepare a cup or a batch of tea at one time.
If you have decided that the one-cup-at-a-time method is best for you, you will need to buy either a tea infuser or a reusable tea bag to put your loose-leaf tea in.
Boil water and then pour it into the mug.
Give it a minute to cool down and then add about two teaspoons of the tea into either your reusable tea bag or your tea infuser.
Drop this into the hot water and leave it there to steep for about 10 minutes.
Once the tea has finished steeping, take the tea bag out and sweeten the tea, if desired.
Prepare the tea an entire batch at a time. If you have decided that you don’t mind the temperature of cold tea, then you will want to prepare an entire batch.
Add four cups of water to a large pot and bring it to a boil.
After the water boils, remove the pot from the heat and add approximately six teaspoons of tea into the water. Stir well.
Let the tea steep for as long as you would like.
After the tea has finished steeping, strain the water into a pitcher.
Add ice and your preferred sweetener, if desired.
It is very important to consult your physician or midwife before adding red raspberry leaf tea into your diet.
Other Pregnancy Tips While we are on the topic of raspberry leaf tea, I want to share you another video from someonewho has a great top 10 list of pregnancy must have stuff.
I know; this tea could become irresistible when you add sweets into it and make it cool. But I strongly recommend that you consult your doctor before drinking this tea especially for the ladies who are pregnant. Same as to teas like Coca, Scoby, Valerian and Ginseng. Last but not least, enjoy a cup of fresh-brewed Raspberry Leaf Tea!