Red Raspberry Leaf
The wonderful thing about raspberry leaf tea is that it is safe for virtually everyone at every stage of life. Midwives recommend pregnant women drink 1-2 quarts of raspberry leaf tea a day. It helps ease nausea in pregnancy and has been thought to assist in the production of breast milk due to its high mineral content. Most importantly, this wonderful herb works to tone the uterus. It will not strengthen labor contractions, but it will help the contracting uterus work more efficiently and effectively. This may also be helpful in preventing postpartum hemorrhage due to a relaxed or atonic uterus. Brewed as a tea or infusion, it is a mild-tasting herb which makes for a pleasant tasting cup of hot or iced tea. You need about 1 Tablespoon raspberry leave per cup of hot tea. As with most herbs, it should be stored in a dark, cool place. It delicious served hot or cold.