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Raspberry Leaf


The Raspberry leaf from the red raspberry or Rubus Idaeus plant has many long-standing traditional uses. A popular tea for pregnancy, Raspberry Leaf Tea can be infused in boiling water and made into a delicious herbal tea very rich in vitamins & minerals.




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Whilst the Raspberry is prized for its sweet, juicy red fruit, the leaves are highly valued for their medicinal properties – especially for problems that affect women.

The calcium, iron, and magnesium found in raspberry leaf are often the very nutrients that women’s bodies need. Other vitamins and minerals present in raspberry leaves include vitamins A, B1, B2, and B3 as well as vitamins C and E, manganese, niacin, and selenium

Nutrient content of some of the nutrients found in one ounce of raspberry leaf:

408 mg calcium 446 mg potassium 106 mg magnesium 3.3 mg iron 4 mg manganese
According to herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, the high iron available from raspberry can assist those dealing with anemia and is especially useful when combined with nettle to help with the depleted energy that so often accompanies anemia (Gladstar, 2001). She also explains that the high amounts of manganese in raspberry leaf may be “used by the body to produce healthy connective tissue, such as bone matrix and cartilage, and [as] an important factor in energy metabolism” (Gladstar, 2001, p. 359).

Women’s Health

As a uterine tonic, Raspberry Leaf is hard to beat. Used for millennia to support women throughout their reproductive lives, Raspberry Leaf contains a plant alkaloid known as fragarine which has been found to simultaneously tone and relax the uterine muscle which helps to balance the muscular action of the uterus. It also has astringent properties which work together with fragarine to help tighten and tone the uterine and pelvic muscles. This action can help to alleviate menstrual cramping, excessive bleeding and may be of assistance in cases of uterine prolapse.

Pregnancy / Childbirth

Throughout pregnancy and childbirth, Raspberry Leaf has long been recommended by herbalists and midwives to help prepare the uterus for an effective birth. Its unique action in relaxing over tense muscles and tightening and toning over relaxed muscles, Raspberry Leaf enables the uterus to contract effectively during childbirth. Many studies have backed up what were once thought of as “old wives’ tales” about this herb. In one study published in the “Australian College of Midwives Journal”, 108 mothers to be were divided into two groups. It was found that the group who consumed Raspberry Leaf products experienced shorter labour and neither the mother or baby had any identifiable side effects.1

Furthermore, the American Pregnancy Association recommends that drinking the tea reduces the need for intervention in childbirth. Postnatally, the astringent qualities of Raspberry Leaf act on the uterus, restoring tone whilst helping with bleeding and swelling. Additionally, it is thought to enrich breast milk and promote healthy lactation.


We enjoy our HealthTea best when brewed in a teapot or French press. 1-2 tsps. for every cup of boiling water, stir, then steep for 10 minutes or more. 

But you are you, so experiment, find your flavour and drink to your health!

HealthTea Therapeutic Herbal infusions, A natural source of Multi Vitamins & Minerals to support You and Your health. Organically and Ethically grown Super Herbs, lovingly blended for You into great tasting teas. Using only 100% biodegradable packaging that makes every cup of HealthTea Good for You and Good for the Earth. 

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Weight .05 kg


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