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2oz organic loose leaf tea

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Suggested Use: 1 Tbsp per 8oz of water, steep for 5-10 minutes. Starting at 30 weeks+ gestation, drink 2-3 cups everyday for birth prep. For period support, drink before, during & after, 2-3 cups a day.

 

Red raspberry leaf tea is an herbal tea made from the leaves of the red raspberry plant, scientifically known as Rubus idaeus. The red raspberry plant is native to Europe and Asia but is now widely cultivated in many parts of the world.

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Red raspberry leaf tea has been used for centuries as a traditional remedy for various health purposes, particularly for women’s reproductive health. The tea is rich in vitamins, minerals and plant compounds, including tannins and flavonoids. It’s known for its high content of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium.

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Often associated with pregnancy and childbirth, red raspberry leaf tea is believed to help with toning the uterus, strengthening the pelvic muscles and promoting smoother labor. Some women drink red raspberry leaf tea in the later stages (30 weeks +)  of pregnancy to help prepare their bodies for childbirth.

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Additionally, red raspberry leaf tea is consumed for several other potential health benefits. It’s used as a mild tonic for supporting overall well-being, promoting healthy digestion and alleviating menstrual discomfort. The tea is also used for its potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Here are some general nutritional facts about red raspberry leaf tea:

 

  • Vitamins: Red raspberry leaf tea is known to be a good source of various vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A. These vitamins are essential for maintaining overall health and supporting the immune system.
  • Minerals: The tea also contains several minerals, including calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. Calcium is important for bone health, while iron is necessary for the production of red blood cells. Potassium and magnesium are electrolytes that help maintain proper fluid balance and support nerve and muscle function.
  • Plant compounds: Red raspberry leaf tea is rich in plant compounds, like tannins, flavonoids and ellagic acid. Tannins are responsible for the tea’s astringent taste and have potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Flavonoids are known for their antioxidant effects, which can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Ellagic acid is a naturally occurring polyphenolic compound found in various fruits, nuts and vegetables that’s known for its antioxidant properties and potential anticancer effects.

 

Precautions:

 

2oz organic loose leaf tea

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Red raspberry leaf tea is generally considered safe for most people when consumed in moderate amounts. However, there are a few considerations regarding potential risks and side effects:

 

  • Pregnancy complications: While red raspberry leaf tea is often used during pregnancy to support uterine health, you may encounter some health care providers recommend avoiding red raspberry leaf tea in the first trimester due to its potential stimulatory effects on the uterus. 
  • Allergic reactions: Some individuals may be allergic to red raspberry leaf tea or other components of the plant. If you experience any allergic symptoms — like rash, itching, swelling or difficulty breathing — after consuming the tea, discontinue its use, and seek medical attention.
  • Gastrointestinal upset: In rare cases, red raspberry leaf tea may cause gastrointestinal discomfort, including symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea or stomach cramps. If you experience any of these symptoms, reduce or discontinue its use.
  • Interactions with medications: Red raspberry leaf tea may interact with certain medications, including those used to regulate blood sugar levels or blood pressure. If you are taking any medications, consult your health care provider to determine whether red raspberry leaf tea is safe for you and whether any potential interactions may occur.

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

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