This is a very flavoursome tea, popularly drunk in the last trimester of pregnancy - but in fact it is great at any time.
Ingredients: Organic Raspberry Leaf.
Warm a small teapot. Add 2 teaspoons of herb (or to taste) and fill with boiling water. Infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and drink!
Raspberry leaf may be safely drunk during the third trimester of pregnancy, and is best avoided during the first and second trimester.
Part used: Leaf
Habitat: Cultivated widely but also found natively and growing wild in many areas of Europe and Asia.
Constituents: Ellagitannins, gallotannins, phenolic acids, flavonoids
Actions: Anti-diarrheal, partus preparator (helps prepare for and recover from childbirth), parturifacient (to help accelerate labour), astringent
• To prepare for labour (taken during third trimester)
• To help the uterus shrink down in size after childbirth
• To ensure healthy uterine function
• Painful periods, as a secondary support for heavy periods
• Tonsilitis, conjunctivitis, mouth ulcers, pharyngitis (topical or as a gargle)
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