Raspberry Leaf Tea

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Product Description
  • A tonic for pregnant women and those trying to conceive.
  • Tones the uterus.
  • Improves contractions.
  • Decreases constipation.
  • Caffeine free.

The raspberry is a deciduous shrub that grows from perennial branching rhizomes, native to Europe and Asia; it can also be found growing in many temperate regions of the world including the United States. It grows to height of 1-2 metres and has woody; thorny stems also known as canes which are biennial. In the first year the stems grow to its full height and produces no side shoots only leaves which are 5-20cm in length pinnate and compound with 5-7 leaflets, each leaflet 3-10cm in length. In the second year the stem does not grow any taller but instead puts out side shoots from which smaller leaves grow. The flowers form in the leaf axils and at the ends of the stem, they are small about 1cm in diameter and comprised of 5 white petals and 5 green sepals.

Interesting Fact: Did you know that raspberry leaf tea was once used as a remedy for people suffering from mild cases of diarrhoea? The leaves are rather astringent, which is part of the reason they were used for this purpose back then. Raspberry leaves were viewed as a women’s medicine in the early 19th century and were often given to women who were in labour to help reduce their painful contractions. Extracts obtained from raspberry leaves were also used to clean wounds and were used to treat cankerous sores.