Raspberry leaf tea
Raspberry leaf tea is made from the finest, sun-drenched leaves.
Brewed as a tea or as an infusion, raspberry leaf is one of the safest and commonly used tonic herbs for women wanting to get pregnant or for women who are already pregnant. Red Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus) tones the uterus, improves contractions and decreases constipation.
Raspberry Leaf tea contains many minerals and vitamins, including vitamin C and calcium. It also contains an alkaloid called fragrine, which lends tone to the uterus.
Raspberry leaf does not start labor or promote contractions. It is NOT an emmenagogue or oxytocic herb. What it does is help strengthen the pelvic and uterine muscles so that once labor does start the muscles will be more efficient.
Tea also includes rose hips for Vitamin C and stevia, which is naturally sweet.Raspberry is also an rich source of vitamins A, B complex, C, and E, as well as the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. These nutrients make it an excellent prevention and treatment for anemia and leg cramps, as well as a beneficial remedy for the reduction of morning sickness.
For the best brew, put 2 teaspoons of Raspberry leaf tea in 1 cup boiling water and steep for ten minutes. Strain.
**Before pregnancy, drink 2 cups per day. Abstain during first trimester and begin again at 32 weeks. By resuming at 32 weeks it has been studied to help reduce labor pains. And of course check with your mid-wife or Dr.!
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