Red raspberry is known for its distinctive color and flavor. But, that is not all it has to offer.
Did you know that its leaves are used to make a herbal tea? This tea contains various potential therapeutic uses. Learn what makes red raspberry leaf tea a healthy and beneficial drink that almost anyone can enjoy!
Health Benefits of Red Raspberry Leaf Tea:
1. Boosts Fertility
Traditional uses of red raspberry leaf tea include stimulating fertility for both men and women thru balancing hormone levels.
For males, red raspberry leaf tea works by detoxifying the excess estrogen that was absorbed into their bodies because of various environmental factors.
2. Cardiovascular Health
The concentration of potassium present in red raspberry tea makes it good in helping to reduce blood pressure and in protecting your cardiovascular system against heart attacks, atherosclerosis, and strokes.
3. Helps in Digestion
The anti-inflammatory properties of red raspberry leaf tea can help in soothing stomach aches and in preventing constipation. Also, it can stimulate smooth muscle contraction, that can help normalize bowel movements and ease cramping and bloating.
But, when you drink in excess, these effects can make this tea a laxative, therefore, drink in moderation.
4. Helps in Pregnancy
This is red raspberry leaf tea’s biggest claim to populairty, with its ability to help in pregnancy, in particular stimulating labor and easing childbirth. This tea is most commonly taken by pregnant women upon reaching 32 weeks. This is to allow their bodies to assimilate the benefits before giving birth.
According to a study, researchers reported that taking raspberry leaf may help in reducing the chances of pre- and post-term gestation, and in reducing the the need for a caesarean section and chances of an artificial rupture.
5. Skin Health
Raspberry leaf tea is commonly use to heal the irritation on the skin. Due to its high levels of vitamin C and E, as well as other antioxidants, it soothes inflammation caused by acne, psoriasis, and eczema, among others, and can be used internally or topically for this effect.
Brewed Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Recipe:
1 teaspoon Crushed red raspberry tea leaves for every ounce of water
Water (Amount depending on your preference)
1. Pour 1 tablespoon red raspberry leaves for every cup of water.
2. Bring water to a boil.
3. Steep for at least 5 minutes.