Red Raspberry Leaf tea (RRLT) is widely known in the herbal wellness community to be ideal for overall women’s health. Used throughout history by healers, midwives, and women throughout Asia (especially in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine), but also the First Nations Peoples of North America. Regular consumers of Raspberry Leaf tea claim they experience less cramps, less PMS overall, and endometriosis relief! Not only is it helpful in balancing hormones and has benefits through every season of womanhood, but is great for the whole family! Here is just a short list of some of the wonderful benefits of regularly drinking RRLT.
Raspberry Leaf tea reduces menstrual cramps and may help to regulate the flow of menstruation due to its calming effects on the uterus- easing PMS. It also helps to detoxify excess hormones which is very helpful during times of hormonal shifts such as menopause or in the second half of the menstrual cycle.
Vitamins and Minerals
It is naturally high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and C and B vitamins. These will improve quality sleep, ease leg cramps, and help with nausea.
Generations have relied on Raspberry Leaf tea during pregnancy for healthy pregnancies and healthy babies! It is said to strengthen the uterus, and a study published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health in 2001 found that women who drank Raspberry Leaf tea had shorter labor, and fewer babies were delivered with the aid of forceps. It is also wonderful after pregnancy to help with healing your body, and to help with nursing.
Not nearly as well known, but Raspberry Leaf tea is also great for men's hormonal health; as it helps to detoxify excess hormones and artificial estrogen in men.
Raspberry Leaf tea is said to treat cold sores, a sore throat, acne, and adrenal fatigue. It is also beneficial for children with diarrhea, vomiting or the flu.
We always suggest seeking your doctor or midwife when considering adding any new herbal teas to your routine for your own and baby’s optimum health!