Raspberry Leaf Tea
Our Price: £4.25
Raspberry leaf or red raspberry leaf is a pale-green leaf that is produced by the raspberry plant. The leaf has been used in folk remedies, due to its high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and tannins.
Traditional lore suggests that pregnant women use raspberry leaf tea, especially as an aid in delivery. Raspberry leaf is also used as a fertility aid and for lactation.
We strongly advise you to consult your GP or midwife before taking any herbal supplements or teas.
There is considerable discussion around the possible benefits of raspberry leaf tea taken late in pregnancy and it has been suggested that a large amount of raspberry may contract uterine muscles, and this is quite undesirable during pregnancy. Indeed overuse of raspberry leaf tea may cause diarrhea. Users should watch for allergic reactions to the tea or to the fruit. There is controversy over using raspberry leaf tea in the first trimester of pregnancy. Some care providers consider it to nourish the reproductive system, and prevent miscarriage. Others care providers advise patients not to use raspberry tea until the middle of the second trimester, arguing it can miscarriage. If you find that you are cramping after taking any herbal tea in early pregnancy, stop drinking it until later in the pregnancy.
Raspberry leaf tea has been given the FDA’s highest safety rating for pregnant women of Likely Safe the definition of this is as follows. (The product has undergone a rigorous scientific evaluation equivalent to a review by the FDA, Health Canada, or other governmental authority and has been found to be safe when used appropriately. Or reputable references generally agree that the product is safe when used appropriately based on two or more randomized, controlled, clinical trials involving several hundred to several thousand patients and published in refereed journals; or based on large-scale post-marketing surveillance showing a low incidence of significant adverse effects).
Infuse in boiling water.
Serving Suggestions: 1g
We recommend that you take no more than 3 cups per day.