Pregnancy is an exciting journey; prepare your body for the big day!
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Originally raspberry plants would have been growing wild in our hedgerows and along the edges of woodlands but early folk had the wisdom to cultivate this medicinal and culinary powerhouse. The red raspberry leaf bush has a lot more to offer than its humble appearance, it’s leaves have been used by pregnant women for centuries.
Raspberry leaf contains a whole range of beneficial nutrients and are restorative to the whole body. They contain a high amount of calcium which helps alleviate pain by targeting the nervous system. Many other beneficial nutrients found in raspberry leaf include; niacin, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamins a,b,c & e.
Fragarine, an alkaloid that is a major component of the raspberry leaf promotes the strengthening and toning of not only the uterine muscles but the whole pelvic area. This helps the reproductive system prepare for labour and encourages proficient contractions when giving birth.
Drinking raspberry leaf tea in the last trimester of pregnancy helps to prepare for the memorable and emotionally supportive delivery of a new bundle of joy. In preparation for birth drink one cup daily during the last two months of pregnancy and freely during labour. For the organised, make ice cubes, as these are particularly refreshing in case of lack of thirst. Raspberry leaf tea can also help with the expulsion of the afterbirth post-delivery and will help to restore uterine and reproductive health and help to promote the flow of milk whilst breastfeeding.
The NHS advise to start drinking raspberry leaf at 32 weeks, but not before. Allowing enough time for your body to experience all the benefits. You can gradually increase to drinking up to 3 cups a day in preparation for labour.
The Raspberry leaf nutrients are beneficial to women during pregnancy and believed to help strengthen uterine muscles, tone the pelvic floor and encourage efficient contractions in preparation for labour and birth, also helping to decrease excess bleeding postpartum. Our Raspberry Leaf tea is 100% Organic, its nutritional value is thought to encourage breast milk supply. Many women continue to drink the tea after childbirth to help restore the reproductive system and help nourish the new mother, harnessing nature’s power to gently nurture you and your bump.
As each bag contains whole leaves, herbs, flowers and fruits, don’t throw it away after one use, why not top it up throughout the day by adding water to get the most out of the botanicals.
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