Raspberry Leaf Tea and Fertility: Health Benefits

Although its effect has not yet been scientifically proven, many midwives swear by the power of raspberry leaves on the basis of countless positive experiences.

Especially at the end of the pregnancy, the old home remedy is a blessing for the mother-to-be – and without any side effects for the child.

Raspberry leaf tea has many good properties, which are of great benefit, especially during pregnancy. What exactly can the infusion do?
Raspberry leaf tea has many good properties, which are of great benefit, especially during pregnancy. What exactly can the infusion do?

Raspberry leaf tea for birth preparation

The dried raspberry leaves not only contain a lot of healthy vitamin C, iron and calcium, but also have an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect[1]. It is the tea’s tissue loosening and blood circulation stimulating properties that make it so valuable, especially when childbirth is approaching.

It is traditionally drunk as an old household remedy to prepare for and facilitate childbirth. Because it should:

  • have labor-inducing properties
  • soften the pelvic floor and cervix
  • relax the uterus
  • accelerate the birth
  • shorten the contractions[3]
  • bear the contractions
  • to prevent a perineal laceration and a perineal incision
  • relieve cramps[2]
  • keep calm

Due to its wafting properties, raspberry leaf tea should not be drunk in large quantities before the 34th week of pregnancy[5].

Raspberry leaf tea can do even more

In addition to its proven properties for the birth ingenuity process, the tea infusion has many other positive properties[4]:

  • Menstrual discomfort is relieved by its decluttering effect
  • When desired to have children, it helps to regulate the cycle and supports the development of the uterine mucosa.
  • Pregnancy sickness is also supposed to alleviate it – but because tea can cause contractions, do not drink it in the early stages of your pregnancy, but rather use other means.
  • After delivery, the tea helps with regeneration, it gently detoxifies the intestine and stimulates the formation of milk.
  • After a miscarriage, raspberry leaf tea is helpful for recovery when the mucous membranes need to heal after a rash.
  • During menopause, raspberry leaf tea alleviates the symptoms, especially hot flashes.
  • Raspberry leaf tea has a decongestant effect on the stomach and intestines.

How do I prepare raspberry leaf tea?

You can get your raspberry leaf tea in the pharmacy, in the organic shop, herbal shop or in the Reformhaus. Here, too, it is important to buy only organic quality in order to keep the pollution as low as possible.

For a cup of tea, take one to two teaspoons of teawort and pour over it with about 250ml of boiling water. After five to 15 minutes, depending on the preference of the intensity, you can sit down and drink the slightly tart-tasting infusion. Sweeten it if you like, with some honey.

Please drink the raspberry leaf tea only in consultation with your midwife. You are only allowed to drink larger amounts of three to four cups per day at the end of pregnancy because of the blowing properties. Do not drink it before the 34th week, preferably from the 36th week of pregnancy. Here, too, your midwife will provide you with the right advice for the best time and optimal dosage.

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