Drinking raspberry leaf tea has been shown to alleviate menstrual complaints, bronchitis, various intestinal problems and in particular diarrhea. For a sore throat or inflamed mouth, gargle with the lukewarm tea.
The common garden raspberry, Rubus idaeus is part of the rose family and grows from late spring to midsummer. Often people choose to cultivate the shrub for its berries, but you can also find it growing wild in woodland areas. While there is no doubt that the deliciously sweet berries are the most popular part of the raspberry plan (the syrup from the fruit is even used to flavor many medicines), many herb experts know that the leaves are valuable as well.
In the year 37 A.D the curative powers of raspberry leaves were first recorded by the Roman historian, Pliny,. Then, as today, the leaves were used to make raspberry leaf tea.
Simply add some fresh raspberries to your herbal teas and you'll notice a refreshing distinct flavor, full of rich vitamins and antioxidantsl. Raspberries are used in so many different recipes, like the photo above, have you ever heard of raspberry vinegar?
Caution: Raspberry leaf tea stimulates the uterus and is said to facilitate childbirth. Under your doctor's supervision, drink 1 cup of raspberry leaf tea when contractions begin. Never drink the tea early in pregnancy!
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Raspberry Leaf Tea Healing Recipes
The tannins in raspberry leaf tea have an astringent effect, which gives the tea its anti-diarrheal and anti-inflammatory capabilities. It also helps stop bleeding. The tea makes a valuable nutritional contribution because it contains potassium, calcium, phosphorus and vitamins A and C.
Basic Recipe for Raspberry Leaf Tea (secrets to making a potent healing tea)
In order to take full advantage of the healing components in raspberry leaves, it is best to steep the dried, crushed leaves in cold water for a few hours, then boil the mixture for 10 minutes before straining. Use 1 teaspoon per cup of water. Drink as many as 3 large mugs of the tea daily. See caution above.
Relieve Abdominal Cramps & Diarrhea
Add 2 teaspoons of the herb mixture to a cup of cold water; allow the tea to sit overnight, then boil it for 10 minutes and strain. This tea is particularly good for stomachaches caused by stress or anxiety.
Never give children an herbal tea with peppermint. The menthol in the peppermint can have an adverse effect on children.
Naturally Normalize Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Use 1 teaspoon of this herbal tea mixture per cup of hot water for a tea or sitz bath. This mixture may normalize menstrual bleeding in a gentle and natural way.
Raspberry Tea Mixture to Gently Help Bedwetting
Use 1 teaspoon of the herb mixture per cup of hot water and strain. This herbal tea will strengthen the bladder muscles and also calm anxiety. Give your child 1-2 cups in the early evening.
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