Raspberry leaves have long been used to treat various health problems. In fact, consuming raspberry leaf tea brings many benefits, especially for women in menopause or those who want to have a child or are already pregnant.
It is possible to make tea from raspberry leaves, which is healthy and tastes good at the same time. Raspberry leaf tea is primarily used in gynecology.
Raspberry leaves during pregnancy
For example, researchers report in a study that many women consume tea during pregnancy because they believe it shortens labor and makes birth easier.
The aim of the study was to determine the effect and safety of consuming raspberry leaves during pregnancy. For this purpose, the raspberry leaves were taken in tablet form (twice 1.2 grams daily) by the participants from the 32nd week of pregnancy until the time of birth.
The team examined how the intake affected labor and the overall birth process.
No health disadvantages from raspberry leaves
It was found that taking raspberry leaves in tablet form had no adverse effects on mother or child. However, the experts also found that, contrary to popular belief, taking it did not shorten the first phase of labor.
May shorten contractions
On the other hand, taking raspberry leaf tablets shortened the second phase of labor, and at the same time there was a lower rate of forceps births in the study when the participants took raspberry leaf tablets compared to the control group.
Red raspberry leaf tea promotes fertility in women
A recent research paper also reports that red raspberry leaf tea has long been traditionally used to promote women’s health. For example, the tea can increase fertility, reduce the intensity of contractions and increase dairy products in breastfeeding women.
Reduces morning sickness during pregnancy
Other benefits include reduced morning sickness and the reduction of symptoms of so-called premenstrual syndrome, which include depression, muscle pain and increased irritability. The tea is also used to relieve pain, menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding, the team says.
Helpful for menopause symptoms
The experts add that older women also benefit from consuming red raspberry leaf tea as it is a natural way to treat menopause symptoms. For example, the tea reduces hot flashes and night sweats.
The results make it clear that raspberry leaves and tea made from them are a natural and at the same time very effective method for reducing all kinds of health problems in women, which seems to be particularly true during pregnancy and during menopause. (as)