What are the benefits of Raspberry Leaf tea?

Raspberry leaves have been used as a natural remedy for centuries, especially in women’s health. But the benefits of drinking raspberry leaf tea extend to the general public too, due to its high nutrient content. These are some of the main benefits of drinking raspberry leaf tea.

PMS relief

Many women use raspberry leaf tea for relief from period pains. This is because the leaf contains the compound fragarine, which strengthens and tones the uterine wall. It has also been said to help soothe other symptoms of PMS, including nausea, heavy flow, and diarrhea. 

Shorter labour

While it’s a myth that raspberry leaf tea can induce labour, it has been used as a tried and tested method to shorten labour times and ease the pain of labour. Drinking the tea later in your pregnancy can mean an easier birth, and can also help reduce complications in the birth process, including excessive bleeding. Many midwives have attested that women who drink raspberry tea have fewer babies delivered by forceps, and are less likely to need a c-section. Always follow the advice of your midwife before starting to drink raspberry leaf tea!

Contains antioxidants

Raspberry leaf tea is rich in vitamin C as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals, as well as tannins, quercetin, and ellagic acid which act as antioxidants, protecting the body’s cells from damage. This can help in fighting ageing and age-related diseases, helping prevent diabetes, and has been said to help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.


Raspberries contain anthocyanin, which gives the berries their red colour, and also provides anti-inflammatory benefits. This can help reduce the effects of some health conditions such as fever and arthritis, and can help reduce general joint pain. 


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