Raspberry leaf has a long reliable history in natural medicine.
Our raspberry leaf is harvested fresh to order. You can choose to have the leaves shipped fresh or dried. Grown in our own organic garden, these leaves are more potent than commercial brands because they are harvested fresh and have not been shipped across oceans or trucked across the country. The only trip on a truck these leaves will take, is their trip from my garden to your cup.
I harvest the leaves young, at the height of potency. They are carefully dried in small batches, brimming with natural medicine for your tea.
Raspberry leaf tea is a classic uterine tonic, used to treat menstrual cramps and irregular cycles. It is a mild but effective remedy, and therefore should be used frequently to gain its benefits. While you may only think to drink it during your period, when you're feeling crampy, try use it all cycle long and you'll be much more likely to notice a difference.
Using a sitz bath or tea bath can also help to soothe menstrual pain.
The perks of raspberry leaf tea don't end with birth, especially because it's capable of actually repairing uterine tissue, I always recommend my patients continue to drink the tea for at least a few months postpartum.
This goes for vaginal and surgical births, both can benefit from the effects of raspberry leaf tea. For surgical births, drinking the tea is generally the best option for helping uterine tissue to heal internally. For vaginal births, if perineal swelling or tearing is involved, then I generally recommend using the tea topically as well. This can be done with a sitz bath of raspberry leaf tea, as it also reduces swelling and promotes tissue repair topically.
And surprise! Raspberry leaf also helps to improve breast milk supply if you need help in that department.
Another use for raspberry leaf is for soothing irritated lungs and throat, especially during upper respiratory infections.
If you have a common cold that includes cough, phlegm, sinus congestion, or sore throat, then make sure to add a few cups of raspberry leaf tea into your routine to keep your lungs healthy. You can also use the tea or infusion as a gargle for sore throat or hoarseness of voice.
Although it's not used primarily as a digestive tonic, raspberry leaf tea does have this added advantage. It helps to stimulate and harmonize digestion, particularly helpful for nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, or constipation.
You don't have to be pregnant or trying to regulate your period or even a woman to gain this benefit from raspberry leaf tea. In fact, making an infusion of this herb is a healthy beverage for just about anyone.