Chris­tina Klei­nert

Raspberry leaf tea: ef­fect, do­sage and ap­p­li­ca­tion 

Raspberry leaf tea is ob­tained from the leaves of the raspberry plant (Rubus idaeus). These are pi­cked in the green, juicy state, as they con­tain the most ac­tive in­gre­dients in this form. Af­ter­wards, the leafs are dried and a mix­ture con­tains both whole and cut leafs of the raspberry plant. You can buy a pre-made mix­ture, in phar­macies or he­alth food stores, or on­line.

Raspberry leaf tea can not be called “Child Wish” tea

Due to the lack of stu­dies on the ef­fects of the tea, re­tailers are no longer al­lowed to sell raspberry leaf tea as “child wish tea”. This was proven by a ru­ling of the Higher Re­gional Court of Co­logne in June 2019.

Ef­fect of raspberry leaf tea for in­fer­ti­lity

Tea made from the dried leaves of the raspberry plant has been con­si­dered a me­di­cinal plant for cen­tu­ries. Mid­wives to this day use it on pregnant women to pro­mote labor and fa­ci­li­tate child­birth. In ad­di­tion, raspberry leaf tea is also said to help women who want to have children to fi­nally get pregnant. Alt­hough there are no proven sci­en­tific stu­dies, the ef­fec­ti­ve­ness of the in­fu­sion has often been proven in prac­tice. [1]

Raspberry leaf tea to sta­bi­lize the cycle

The leafs of the plant con­tain phy­to­hor­mones, which has a si­milar ef­fect as es­t­ro­gens. Es­t­ro­gens have a po­si­tive ef­fect on the ma­tu­ra­tion of the egg and can also pro­mote the de­ve­lo­p­ment of the ute­rine mu­cosa. If fer­ti­liz­a­tion of the egg oc­curs, it can im­plant better. The­re­fore, the in­fu­sion is re­com­mended espe­cially in the first half of the cycle until ovu­la­tion. In ad­di­tion, re­gular con­sump­tion of the tea can sta­bi­lize an ir­re­gular cycle.

Raspberry leaf tea and lady’s mantle tea for those who wish to have children

Raspberry leaf tea is often re­com­mended in com­bi­na­tion with lady’s mantle tea. While raspberry leafs create the best con­di­tions for ovu­la­tion in the first half of the cycle, lady’s mantle tea has been shown to have a po­si­tive ef­fect on lu­teal pro­duc­tion in the se­cond half of the cycle.

Raspberry leafs are said to pro­mote blood flow to the uterus

A tea in­fu­sion of raspberry leafs can have a re­la­xing ef­fect on the uterus and in­crease blood flow. This in­cre­ases the chance of im­plan­ta­tion of a fer­ti­lized egg. The tea re­laxes the mus­cles and can the­re­fore also have a po­si­tive ef­fect on mens­trual pain.

Pu­ri­fi­ca­tion and de­to­xi­fi­ca­tion of in­ternal or­gans

Raspberry leaf tea is said to have a clean­sing and de­to­xi­fying ef­fect on in­ternal or­gans. This is also said to in­crease the chance of ful­fil­ling the de­sire to have children. Mo­reover, the leafs con­tain vit­amin C, iron and cal­cium, in ad­di­tion to the de­co­n­gestant tan­nins.

Pre­pa­ra­tion and use of raspberry leaf tea

Raspberry leaf tea is con­si­dered a na­tural re­medy that has a ra­ther long-term ef­fect. So, it may take some time be­fore a cycle-re­gu­la­ting ef­fect oc­curs. You should al­ways brew the tea fresh and then drink it warm in small sips.

How to pre­pare the raspberry leaf tea

  1. For about 300 ml of tea you need one he­aped teas­poon of dried raspberry leaves.
  2. Brew the tea mix­ture with boi­ling water.
  3. The tea should steep for about 10 to 15 mi­nutes.

How does raspberry leaf tea taste?

The tea made from the dried raspberry leafs cannot be com­pared to a fruit or herbal tea. Women with an unful­filled de­sire to have children drink raspberry leaf tea more for its ef­fect ra­ther than for its taste. Raspberry leaf tea has a bitter, slightly straw-like taste.

Tip: You can sweeten it with honey to en­hance the taste.

Raspberry leaf tea

Do­sage and side ef­fects of raspberry leaf tea

In order for the ac­tive in­gre­dients in the plant to de­velop their po­si­tive ef­fects on your body, you should drink the tea re­gu­larly and over a longer pe­riod of time. About two to four cups per day are re­com­mended. With this do­sage you should not feel any si­gni­fi­cant side ef­fects.

However, the fol­lowing also ap­p­lies to its na­tural pro­duct. Ex­ces­sive con­sump­tion can cause di­ar­rhea and heartburn. In the worst case all­ergic re­ac­tions are trig­gered. If you have pre-exis­ting con­di­tions such as very high blood pres­sure, it is best to talk to your doctor be­fore using the tea.

Raspberry leaf tea and its ef­fects du­ring pregnancy

If you are pregnant thanks to the raspberry leaf tea, you should stop using it immedia­tely after the po­si­tive test. The tea mix­ture is said to have labor-pro­mo­ting and birth-pro­mo­ting pro­per­ties, so in the worst case it can lead to pre­ma­ture birth.

For this re­ason, you should only start drin­king raspberry leaf tea again when you are about to give birth. Mid­wives re­com­mend it to women to shorten the labor phase and make the birth ea­sier for the pregnant woman. There are even stu­dies on this that prove a shorter, se­cond stage of labor by using the tea. If a ces­arean sec­tion is planned from the outset, then you should de­fi­ni­tely dis­cuss the use of the tea with your doctor in ad­vance be­cause of its cir­cu­la­tion-pro­mo­ting ef­fects.

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Sources: 

[1] Wal­raff, D. et al.: Kin­der­wunsch. Der Rat­geber des Be­ra­tungs­netz­werkes Kin­der­wunsch Deutsch­land (BKiD), Kohl­hammer Verlag, 2014