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Raspberry Leaf Tea

3 Dec

Recently, a friend who returned from her vacation in New Zealand, bought me a pack of “Raspberry Leaf Tea”, let me emphasize this word, it’s “leaf tea”, not those fruit tea you usually see. I was curious about the smell and taste of the tea. Frankly speaking, when you first saw the tea packaging, which wasn’t really that  attractive (let’s just say, I wouldn’t buy it, upon the first look).

Anyway, I read the ‘synopsis’-like label of the Raspberry Leaf Tea‘s packaging and guess what? It’s actually also a special herbal tonic for women.

Now, are you curious? How does it helps?

Here’s the story: In the last century, herbalists helped ease the discomfort of menstruation by giving women raspberry leaves steeped in hot water. They also served the tea to women during the middle to latter stages of pregnancy to help tone the uterus ready for labour. The tea may also be use as a digestive tonic for men and women. To add on, its also naturally caffeine free.

Important Note: Please consult doctor for more information. This post is just for sharing purposes.

The tea leaves contain several high concentrations of vitamins and minerals because of the plant’s secondary compounds.

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A intake in the form of the carotenoids of red raspberry leaf  which can aid the women’s immune system as well as facilitate healthy skin and bone development for the baby.
  • Vitamin B-Complex.
  • Vitamin E promotes better circulation in the mother who is dramatically increasing her blood volume during pregnancy.
  • PhosphorusPotassium,
  • Calcium is able to increase the availability in controlling nerve response to pain during childbirth and in aiding bone development in the fetus.
  • Fragrine is an alkaloid which help tone the muscles of the pelvic region including the uterus. This allows the uterus to contract more powerfully and effectively during labor.

The benefits are as follow:

  • The leaves of red raspberry plant has astringent properties, for which it can constrict the intestinal tissues to provide relief in diarrhea and soothe inflammation of the intestine.
  • The astringent properties of the leaves also makes them ideal for treating skin irritation and improve skin firmness.
  • Red raspberry leaf tea can be an effective herbal remedy for sore throat, irritation of the oral cavity and gum diseases.
  • It can also help to prevent dehydration, and lower the level of blood sugar in diabetic patients.
  • Apart from these, red raspberry leaf tea can be used to treat flu, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, fever and rubella.

(Source of information)

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