Red Raspberry Leaf and Nettle Leaf TeaJourney to your Roots | Self Care
Red Raspberry Leaf and Nettle Leaf
A women’s health elixir for all!
Red raspberry leaves (Rubus idaea) are rich in antioxidants, vitamins A & C, flavonoids like quercetin and kaempferol. They contain phytoestrogens that can help regulate hormones during menstruation or PMS symptoms. Nettle leaf (Urtica dioica) is rich in minerals such as calcium, iron & potassium; it also contains chlorophyll and vitamins A, C & E which are known for their antioxidant properties that can help fight free radicals responsible for aging. Both red raspberry leaf tea (RRLT) and nettle leaf tea have been used as folk remedies to treat various health conditions such as menstrual cramps, PMS symptoms & joint pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Not just for mensturating women, pregnant women also benefit from this tea combination. The rich minerals and phytoestrogens strengthens the blood vessels, which reduces the risk of hemorrhoids and increases the amount of breast milk a mother produces.
“It is recommended that you drink red raspberry and nettle tea throughout pregnancy as follows: 3-4 tablespoons of nettle and red raspberry to one quart boiling Water refers to the element of moisture or fluidity that surrounds all matter on a macroscopic level according to Ayurveda. It plays an important role by regulating physiological processes such as circulation and respiration, among others. More. Let steep for 2-4 hours. Strain and refrigerate. Drink hot or cold—one cup per day in the first trimester, 2 cups per day in the second trimester, and 3 cups per day in the third trimester. Red raspberry frozen chips sucked throughout labor can facilitate placenta expulsion and prevent hemorrhage.” – source
Please note some herbs DO NOT mix well with medications. Always talk to your doctor before trying something new.