Healing Dried Raspberry Leaves and Leaf Powder 60g. Raspberry leaf tea boasts a number of health benefits, including increasing fertility in women, boosting the immune system, protecting the heart, decreasing inflammation, supporting a faster metabolism, regulating hormones, and preventing nausea and other gastrointestinal issues. While this tea serves different purposes, it is most famous as an aid for women’s health. Given the sensitive nature of herbal supplements for pregnant or breastfeeding women, it is unusual for a herbal tea to be recommended for women at that time of life. That is the incredible power of raspberry leaf tea.
As the name suggests, this tea is made from the leaves of raspberries, after they are dried and crushed in the form of usual tea leaves. Interestingly, the tea doesn’t have the sharp tang of a raspberry; instead, it tastes more like floral black tea and has an impressive collection of nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Red raspberry is a plant native to Europe and parts of Asia and known for its sweet, nutritious berries. Yet, its leaves are loaded with nutrients as well and often used to make a herbal tea that has medicinal uses. For centuries, red raspberry leaves have been used to treat various health ailments and induce labor during pregnancy. Red raspberry leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals. They provide B vitamins, vitamin C and a number of minerals, including potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and iron. However, their most notable contribution might be their antioxidant properties. Red raspberry leaves contain polyphenols like tannins and flavonoids, which act as antioxidants in your body and can help protect cells from damage. Its nutrients and antioxidants might provide a boost to health for both men and women.
In addition, the leaves contain small amounts of ellagic acids, which have been shown to neutralize carcinogens and even contribute to the self-destruction of cancer cells. While more research is needed on the cancer-fighting potential of red raspberry leaves, current results are promising.
In any case, the leaves’ nutrient profile make red raspberry leaf tea a healthy choice. Red raspberry leaf tea is especially popular due to its possible benefits for pregnant women. However, it seems to help women in general. Red raspberry leaf tea has a wonderful flavor that is very similar to black tea (without the caffeine). If you like tea, it tastes great plain, hot or cold. In fact, it’s often referred to as the woman’s herb.
Some research done are saying that the leaves help relieve premenstrual symptoms (PMS), such as cramping, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. Red raspberry leaves contain fragarine, a plant compound that helps tone and tighten muscles in the pelvic area, which may reduce the menstrual cramping caused by the spasms of these muscles.
Red raspberry leaf tea has also been used to strengthen the uterus, improve labor outcome and prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth. Many women claim that red raspberry leaf tea helps shorten labor. While red raspberry leaf tea is typically recommended for the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, some women use the herbal remedy to help with nausea and vomiting in the first trimester as well.
Red raspberry leaf tea appears to be safe for most people. When side effects appear, they tend to be mild. However, they’re still important to consider. This herbal tea may have laxative properties and could cause loosening of stool in certain people. It may also have a mild diuretic effect and can increase urination. ALWAYS thoroughly research your herbs before you use them. For most people, it appears to be safe to drink 1–3 cups per day, though intake should be limited to 1 cup during early pregnancy. Do NOT discontinue prescription drugs without speaking to your doctor first.
While more research needs to be done to fully understand all of red raspberry leaf tea’s positive attributes, it appears to be safe for most.
Known widely as a low-calorie tea with a metabolism-stimulating characteristic, raspberry leaf tea is popular with people who are trying to lose weight. This tea can help make you feel full while delivering key nutrients and boosting your energy levels.
Try this simple red raspberry leaf tea recipe:
Use a ratio of 1 Tbs of loose leaf red raspberry leaf tea (or 1 tea bag) and 1 cup of boiling water.
Pour boiling water over leaves and steep for 10-15 minutes.
Strain the tea and drink. A slice of lemon and a tablespoon of honey makes it even greater, and some coconut milk added makes it a dream of a tea.
In the cosmetics industry raspberry lead is used in skin products where astringency is required, especially in products to tone and firm the skin, it is also used as a fragrance in shampoos, soaps and bathing products. An infusion of the leaves can be used to temporary darken the hair in a similar way to rosemary and sage infusions.
A decoction of the powder can be added to lotions, creams, soaps, shampoos and bath products where a toning action is required. Infusions of the leaf powder can be used as a hair rinse to help darken the hair.
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