Red Raspberry Leaf and Nettle Leaf Tea

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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. 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

Herbs and plants have been around on this planet longer than us humans have. I truly believe god put everything we need for our health and well being through the other living elements which grow and flourish on this planet we share. Remember when working with herbs and natural remedies its a practice, not a magical one time intention. Dedication and practice create change. In order to feel better, something needs to change right? Let’s get our bodies stronger by giving it the proper minerals it needs to optimally function!

Please note some herbs DO NOT mix well with medications. Always talk to your doctor before trying something new.


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