Red Raspberry Leaf Tea In Pregnancy
If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably heard about red raspberry leaf tea and it’s benefits as a uterine tonic.
What is red raspberry leaf?
As it’s name suggests, red raspberry leaf is a herb derived from red raspberry leaves.
It’s been used medicinally for thousands of years, including amongst indigenous Australian cultures.
In the 1940s, western medicine practitioners began to use it as a tonic for the uterus during pregnancy and childbirth.
So, what are the benefits of using red raspberry leaf and is it safe?
Here’s everything you need to know about red raspberry leaf tea during pregnancy.
Health Benefits Of Red Raspberry Leaf Tea (Or Tablets)
Red raspberry leaves contains a rich assortment of vitamins including Vitamin B complex, calcium, iron, magnesium and fragarine. Across the world, red raspberry leaf is used to treat flu, diarrhoea and acne. It is used to lower the blood sugar of diabetic women, regulate irregular menstrual cycles, decrease heavy periods and lower blood pressure.
When taken during pregnancy, red raspberry leaf is said to aid the mother’s immune system, ease morning sickness and promote better circulation. Taking raspberry leaf is said to strengthen uterine muscles and tone the pelvic floor in preparation for childbirth, as well as assist with breastmilk supply.
Studies have shown that women who take red raspberry leaf have a reduced incidence of birth interventions. Research has also found that women who drink red raspberry leaf tea regularly towards the end of their pregnancies had shorter second stages of labour than those who don’t.
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