Red raspberry is a plant native to Europe and parts of Asia and known for its sweet, nutritious berries.
Yet, its leaves are loaded with nutrients as well and often used to make an herbal tea that has medicinal uses.
For centuries, red raspberry leaves have been used to treat various health ailments and induce labor during pregnancy.
Good Source of Nutrients and Antioxidants
Red raspberry leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals.
They provide B vitamins, vitamin C and a number of minerals, including potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and iron. However, their most notable contribution might be their antioxidant properties.
Red raspberry leaves contain polyphenols like tannins and flavonoids, which act as antioxidants in your body and can help protect cells from damage.
In addition, the leaves contain small amounts of ellagic acids, which have been shown to neutralize carcinogens and even contribute to the self-destruction of cancer cells.
Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits for Women
The raspberry leaf has been linked to helping women with balancing hormones, toning the uterus, menstrual cramping, easing heavy menstrual periods, labor and delivery support, morning sickness, and miscarriage prevention.
Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits for Men
Raspberry leaf has been known as the “women’s herb” but men can use it as well.
Reasons for men (and additional reasons for women) to use raspberry leaves are improving energy levels, increasing fat metabolism, helping with inflammation of the skin, improving respiratory disorders, and boosting the immune system.
May Help Shorten Labor
Reduce Interventions and Complications of Childbirth
Induction of Labor
- Weight loss
No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Studies show red raspberry leaf may exhibit estrogenic effects, which may affect women with serious hormone-sensitive conditions.
- Boil water
- Put herb in tea strainer and sit inside of a cup
- Pour boiling hot water on top of it
- Let steep for desired amount of time and then drink.