As I have studied Raspberry Leaf tea I have been amazed at all the benefits that are found within it. I believe our Heavenly Father thought of everything natural and good to help heal our bodies. Below I have listed only a few of the things that I learned during my research. I hope that it is beneficial.
For hundreds of years the raspberry leaf has been used to aide in pregnancies.
When midwives where the primary health care providers for women and the natural birth, raspberry leaf was the herb of choice to aide in childbirth. Women would brew it to drink during the last 2 months of their pregnancy to tone uterus muscles for labor and delivery. After birth raspberry leaf tea aides in the uterus returning back to normal and in the production of milk. It is also excellent for menstrual cramps.
Benefits during pregnancy include:
- Tones uterus
- Decreases nausea
- Relieves constipation
- Improves blood circulation
- Increases milk production
- Prevents miscarriages
- Eases labor pains
- Helps make labor quicker and easier
- Decrease the need for intervention during labor such as Cesarean, forceps or vacuum
- Prevents hemorrhaging
- Promotes bone development for baby
Raspberry Leaf Tea is also rich in nutrients:
- Vitamins C, E, A, and B complex
- Minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron and antioxidants.
- Tannins which are a natural astringent that can help cleanse the outside and inside of the body naturally.
- The leaves also contain anti-inflammatory properties that can help ease pain and inflammation safely and naturally.
Other Health Benefits of Raspberry Leaf Tea:
Treat conditions natural by drinking 2 to 3 cups of red raspberry leaf tea throughout the day.
- Increases fertility in both men and women, especially when combined with Red Clover.
- Eases menstrual cramps and regulates the flow during menstruation.
- It is good for small children when they are vomiting. It is also helpful for dysentery and diarrhea in infants.
- Relieves constipation
- Poor blood circulation, inflammation, diarrhea, irritated skin, gum diseases, oral cavities, the cold and flu, respiratory infections and digestive issues
- Because of the high amount of vitamin C and other potent nutrients in red raspberry leaves, the tea is also useful for treating bacterial and viral infections as well as dehydration and fevers.
- Reduce high blood sugar levels by sipping on some red raspberry leaf tea to help lower them when needed.
- Useful for vitamin deficiency, heart problems, diabetes and gingivitis.
- Used to promote bile production, sweating and urination
- Good for the general purification of the blood
- When applied directly to the skin, red raspberry leaf tea helps treat and disinfect inflamed skin.
Using Red Raspberry Leaf Tea as a Gargle
- Because of natural antiseptic properties, lukewarm raspberry leaf tea can be useful as a gargle to help soothe and cleanse the throat. It is useful for soothing toothaches, canker sores, cold sores, fever blisters, throat infections and dry mouth. Adding a pinch of sea salt will increase the effectiveness of the raspberry leaf gargle because sea salt has the ability to kill bacteria.
Where to get Red Raspberry Leaf Tea:
- If you grow raspberry plants already you can harvest the leaves off of the plants. To dry place on a cookie sheet and stick in direct sunlight, such as a window. You can also place leaves between 2 screens and leave outside to dry.
- Vitacost.com has a great selection of Raspberry Leaf Tea. Click on the link Vitacost.com and run a search in the search box for Raspberry Leaf Tea.
- Check your local health food stores. Some of them may even carry the capsule form.
- Add the chopped raspberry leaves to a tea ball or to the cup of boiling water.
- Cover the cup. Use a cup lid or an overturned plate to cover. Allow to stand for 5 minutes to let the raspberry leaves steep.
- Remove the cover and strain the tea into another cup or mug.
- Drink plain or add in your choice of sweetener such as Xylitol, Stevia, sugar or honey.