Raspberry leaf tea is tea which is extracted from the leaves of raspberry. Raspberry, a delicious fruit native to North America and Europe is one of the most versatile and nutritious fruits available in nature. It has been used in herbal medicines for several hundred years due to the health benefits it provides.<br /><br />For many ages, midwives have recognized the benefits of herbal remedies when applied throughout pregnancy. One of the most widely used is <a href='http://www.proteinshake.biz/raspberry-leaf-tea/'>red raspberry leaf tea</a> and is consumed both during gestation and delivery. Raspberry leaf tea has been widely used throughout South and North America, Europe and China by pregnant women.<br /><br />Raspberry leaf tea is stacked with nutrients and has vitamins A, C, E and B, magnesium, calcium and iron. These nutrients are valuable for a healthy pregnancy. Raspberry leaf tea also has the alkaloid 'fragine' which is thought to strengthen and tone the muscles of the uterus, helping them to contract more efficiently during labor. It is very very important not to use raspberry leaves until the last two months of pregnancy because of their stimulating effect on the uterus.<br /><br />The importance of drinking raspberry leaf tea ahead of and during the whole of pregnancy comprise:<br /><br />1. Increasing fertility (especially when combined with Red Clover)<br />2. Preventing miscarriage<br />3. Easing morning sickness<br />4. Reducing pain during labor and after birth<br />5. Assisting in the production of plentiful breast milk<br /><br />A simple breakdown of the Red Raspberry Leaf tea's “ingredients” are as follows:<br /><br />1. Vitamin E, for better blood circulation, since during pregnancy we have much more running through our bodies.<br />2. Vitamin A, for healthy baby skin and bone development.<br />3. Vitamin B complex<br />4. High concentration of vitamin C<br />5. Calcium, an easily assimilated form that helps control nerve response to pain during childbirth and aids baby's bone development.<br />6. Iron<br />7. Manganese<br />8. Magnesium<br />9. Minerals including phosphorous and potassium<br /><br />Research has found that taking raspberry leaf tea during the weeks prior to delivery helps to shorten the second stage of labor by making contractions more effective. There is no evidence to show that red raspberry leaf will encourage labor to begin.<br /><br />Most of these <a href='http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1702706/pdf/brjpharm00555-0179.pdf'>studies</a> have corroborated the ancient belief in the medicinal benefits of raspberry tea particularly in pregnancy cases related to inducing labor and reducing the discomfort felt by pregnant women due to contractions.<br /><br />Many physicians recommended starting to take the tea at 32 weeks and then through to the birth. There have been no officially reported side effects but many women report that they suffer from nausea, increased Braxton-Hicks contractions, and diarrhea after consuming raspberry tea. Consuming the tea earlier in the first trimester may also help prevent miscarriage. One common misconception is that using raspberry leaf tea can help induce labor.<br /><br />For the best possible results drink one cup per day prior to conception and during the first trimester, during your second trimester increase your daily intake to two cups per day. When you reach your third trimester you should begin drinking four cups of the raspberry leaf tea daily. Do this and you will have the best experience ever.<br /><br />More important details about raspberry leaf tea are published along with <a href='http://www.proteinshake.biz/raspberry-leaf-tea/#benefits-of-raspberry-tea'>benefits of raspberry leaf tea</a> at http://www.proteinshake.biz/raspberry-leaf-tea/ .

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