Directions: Pour 1 cup of just boiling water over 1-2 tsp of herb. Allow to steep covered for 10 minutes, or longer for a more powerful infusion
Ingredients: Red raspberry leaf (rubus ideus)
Unfortunately, Red Raspberry Leaf tea doesn’t taste like raspberries, but it’s still a very tasty tea. It’s well known as a pregnancy herb, but can benefit women at all stages in their lives. Our daughter used this herb during her first pregnancy. She was struggling with morning sickness that didn’t seem to get better. After starting daily on this tea, the morning sickness disappeared.
Red raspberry leaf has been shown to be high in magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamin C, and b-vitamins which makes it very good for nausea, leg cramps, and improving sleep during pregnancy. It’s been proven extremely beneficial for the female reproductive system. It strengthens the uterus and pelvic muscles which some say leads to easier labors.
Our family has also used this herb for diahrrea. When our children were young, and signs of diahrrea began, we always started them drinking Red Raspberry tea. It sometimes would head off the diahrrea, but even if we didn’t catch it in time, RR tea was still very supportive during illness, probably due to the rich Vitamin C and mineral content.
Here are some other conditions that Red Raspberry Leaf tea has been shown to benefit:
eyewash for conjunctivitis
a lotion for ulcers and wounds
mouthwash for mouth problems
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