The wisdom of nature never ceases to amaze me – for every question, there is an answer! Years ago I was working with a women who was blessed with five children; yes she wanted it that way, she had them all in a row. It astonished me how quickly her abdomen would comply and return to its pre-baby state. After her last child, she commented on how the nurses at the hospital noticed her uterus was contracting to its normal state, remarking that she like no other women they had seen. She laughed and said it was raspberry leaf tea – she drank it throughout every pregnancy and swore that it was the real reason her flat tummy came back so fast. Obviously my ears perked up. This is news to share with every woman planning to embark on the wonderful, yet scary journey of having a child.
Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus) has been used as a nourishing herb tonic to support women’s reproductive and urinary systems. Its high nutrient value also supports strong bones and teeth. Indeed the leaves of this yummy berry are valuable. Here are 4 Ways Raspberry Leaf Makes Giving Birth Better!
Nourishing Tonic: Who knew, but it’s a natural source of Vitamin C and E, calcium, magnesium, selenium, iron, phosphorus and potassium.
Pregnancy: Regularly drinking raspberry leaf before and during pregnancy may help tone and firm pelvic muscles. It is said to assist in contractions and ease pain during labour and after birth. Some moms to be drink the tea to help ease morning sickness and prevent miscarriage.
Mother and Baby: Not only will it help mom produce more milk, it may help baby by reducing the frequency of fever, coughs, colds and diarrhea.
Menopause: It’s a ways away from giving birth but just as paramount in a woman’s life. This calming tea supports menopausal symptoms by helping to reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes.
photo by Alan Bruce
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.