Raspberries (Rubus idaeus) are popular red berries that are native to Europe and parts of Asia. Red raspberry leaf, or Rubus idaeus folium, refers to an herbal substance containing dried, chopped leaves that a person can prepare into tea. Raspberry leaf tea has been used over many years to treat certain ailments and to facilitate labour and childbirth. However, evidence for its benefits is weak and more research is needed to assess its efficacy.
To make raspberry leaf tea:
Bring water to the boil in a small pan and allow to cool slightly. Add 2 tbsp dried raspberry leaves, cover and steep for 15-30 minutes. Strain and sweeten to taste. If you wish to collect leaves to dry, they should be collected during or shortly after the plant has flowered.
- A source of protective antioxidants
- Digestive support
- Relieves mouth ulcers, sore throats and gum disease
- Alleviates inflammatory conditions
- Menstrual cramping and water retention
- May support late stage of pregnancy
- Pregnancy & Childbirth
- Perimenopausal menstrual flow
Raspberry leaves are known for their aroma. They are used in tea and other beverages and also sometimes in desserts and ice-cream. Raspberry leaf herbal tea is very helpful for many different health conditions in women. The product does not taste like Raspberries at all, however the taste is quite nice. Our whole Raspberry leaves contains no air-drying or additives.