Popular with pregnant women who may find it helpful from 38weeks onwards & for labour.
Fruity flavour that combines well with Rosehip & Hibiscus for a herbal infusion.
The leaves of the Rubus idaeus (European Red Raspberry) are a commonly known as a herbal remedy for women in the latter stage of pregnancy. It is claimed that drinking several cups a day of Raspberry Leaf Tea a few weeks before your due date, will help shorten the second stage of labour. The research into whether this is really true is ongoing!
For the rest of us this is a lovely fruity infusion that can be used on its own to soothe and relax, when drunk warm. Try mixing up cold with lemon juice and your chosen sweetener for a refreshing Raspberry Leaf Iced Tea.
Raspberry Leaf also combines well with other berries and fruity flavours. Infuse and add to jellies and other summer puddings.
Using a teapot or jug, mix a teaspoonful of leaves with boiling water. Stir well and leave for 5 minutes. Pour into a cup (ideally through a strainer) and enjoy a relaxing raspberry leaf tea!
Chopped, dried leaves of Rubus idaeus. (Produce of Poland)