Raspberry Leaf

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Raspberry Leaf is a well used herbal infusion. Red raspberry leaves are said to aid pregnancy and giving birth. Taste: robust, earthy, like green tea, tannic.


  • Quantity: 2 heaped teaspoons (2½ g) per cup or person
  • Water temperature: 95oC (200oF)
  • Brew time: 8 - 10 minutes

Health Benefits

Red raspberry leaf:

  1. Tones and strengthens uterine and pelvic muscles to encourage easy labor
  2. Eases diarhea with astringent properties
  3. Externally use as a gargle and a mouthwash for bleeding gums

Further Reading

  • Brown, K. (1999) Herbal Teas, North Adams, MA, USA, Storey Books. ISBN 1580170994.