A delicious Raspberry Leaf blend to prepare your body for birth. Designed by our naturopath to support you through your 3rd trimester. Raspberry Leaf is known to to strengthen and tone the uterus, assist with more efficient contractions, support breastmilk production, reduce water retention and help with post birth recovery.
Raspberry Leaf also contains vitamins including vitamin B complex, calcium, iron and magnesium.
Can be consumed from 32 weeks, and used with LACTATION COOKIES to support Antenatal Expressing.
We recommended starting with one cup per day, gradually increase to three.
For more information, read Jordana' blog below, TBT Co's in house naturopath.
If you experience contractions after drinking raspberry leaf tea, please see your healthcare professional.
Made by Mother Nature
Raspberry Leaf, Stinging Nettle, Oatstraw, Spearmint, Rosehip, Chamomile, Alfalfa.
RED RASPBERRY LEAF
Traditionally used to strengthen and tone the tissues of the uterus, in preparation for birth. Can also be taken during labour.
Rich in iron and supports and strengthens the whole body. Known as a “spleen” herb, it is warming and nourishing.
A great remedy for “feeding” the nervous system, especially when under stress. Oat straw is also great for skin conditions.
Excellent for the whole endocrine system, balances and calms and promotes a sense of wellbeing.
Essentially a calming tonic rich in vitamins and antioxidants. It is an excellent spleen/stomach and adrenal tonic – organs which tend to be affected by long term stress.
Calming and gently sedating. It is also anti-inflammatory and has a calming, healing effect on the digestive system. Also anti-allergic.
Warming, nourishing and building, helping build strength over the last trimester with the same benefits of a ‘spleen’ herb
SERVES - LOOSE LEAF
- 50g = approximately 50 serves
- 200g = approximately 100 serves
- One serve is equivalent to one teaspoon
Can be drunk hot or chilled after brewing
This is a loose leaf tea and will require an infuser. Check out our range of tea infusers.
Raspberry Leaf Tea and Preparing for Birth
Raspberry Leaf has been used in traditional herbal medicine for a variety of conditions relating to the female reproductive tract, especially during pregnancy and to facilitate delivery.
Its major actions are astringent, partus preparator (prepares the uterus for labour and/or assists with childbirth) and parturifacient (inducing or easing labour in childbirth).
With its ability to relax the muscles of the uterus, it has been used for painful periods, its astringency for helping diarrhoea, but it is best known for its ability to assist with childbirth.
Raspberry Leaf has been in use as a uterine tonic and general pregnancy tea for at least two centuries, and in the USA, 175 nurse-midwives were surveyed with 90 using herbal preparations. Approximately 63% recommended Raspberry Leaf. Its popularity has led to lots of research, including the gold standard double-blind, placebo controlled, randomised trial.
These trials have suggested that Raspberry Leaf is safe to take during pregnancy for both mother and baby, with the expected outcome of a shortened second stage of labour, less likelihood of pre-term or post-term birth and fewer obstetric interventions like cesarean section, forceps delivery and vacuum extraction. Basically an improved labour outcome and reduced need for medical intervention at birth. More studies and data on this therapeutic herb will follow in the future.
Raspberry Leaf is not used to induce labour - its actual role is to increase blood flow to the uterus and aid the uterine muscle fibres in more organised contraction.
Of all the herbs that might be considered for labour preparation, Raspberry Leaf appears to be the safest. It is also nourishing, containing vitamins A, C and E, calcium, iron and potassium and many midwives and herbalists consider it best taken as a tea - 1 to 3 cups a day once you reach the 32 week mark of your pregnancy.
One caution for use exists and that is in the first and possibly the second trimester, primarily because of concern of stimulating the uterine tone and potentially causing a miscarriage. That is not a known fact, but it is a caution so worth following.
Raspberry Leaf can also be used during labour as a warming tea. We have just launched our new Raspberry Leaf Tea - now available.
Amanda Hunter ND