This is not an accurate statement. Red raspberry leaf is perfectly safe throughout all stages of pregnancy. It is a very nourishing plant. Made as an infusion (1 quart boiled water poured over a handful of leaves, covered, and steeped at least 4 hours) will provide a highly nutritious drink. Red raspberry is well known for nourishing the uterus and preparing mother for giving birth.
I used red raspberry leaf throughout all 4 of my pregnancies. I gave birth to all of my babies naturally without the use of any medications, epidurals, or other interventions. All of my labors were quick. And I attribute that in part to taking the infusions daily throughout my pregnancies. I am currently pregnant with #5. I made a blend of dried herbs / leaves that I ordered from Mountain Rose Herbs. Approximately 30% red raspberry leaf, 25% nettle leaf, 20% oatstraw, 10% dandelion leaf, 5% alfalfa leaf, 5% chamomile, 5% peppermint leaf.
For more info, I recommend starting with Susun Weed and herblore.com.
Red Raspberry Leaf
Red Raspberry Leaf:
From experience this is the absolute best remedy for morning sickness, but I'll put a spin on it. I couldn't drink the tea because the smell made me sick. I got violently sick with each of my pregnancies. Tried everything from crackers to B12 shots and nothing worked.
A friend recommended red-raspberry leave capsules. You must get them with just red raspberry, no mixture (often mixed with rose hips).
Take two three times a day. Gets rid of 80% of morning sickness. After the first three months, reduce dose to two one time a day throughout pregnancy to strengthen uterus. Makes labor and recovery much easier.
Red Raspberry Leaf
Red raspberry leaf tea has been used for thousands of years and has earned the reputation of being the "supreme" herb for pregnant women. It can relieve almost any discomfort of pregnancy from morning sickness to leg cramps. It has also been shown to strengthen & tone the uterine wall and help to make delivery easier and speedier by helping the uterus contract more efficiently and helps expel the placenta after.
Red Raspberry Tea have help many mothers relieved labor pain by a great deal and prevent miscarriage successfully.It have even helped a woman who had four miscarriages had 2 baby in 3 years in a row.She drank this tea daily and become a mother for the first time.
Historically women have taken raspberry leaf tea throughout their pregnancies up to and including childbirth. You may choose to drink raspberry tea during your pregnancy but add more red raspberry leaves to your drink in your final month of pregnancy. This would be great for drinking during labour & right after.
Raspberry leaf tea has traditionally been used as a woman's herb to control heavy menstrual bleeding, reduce the risk of miscarriage, and promote a healthy pregnancy. A folk remedy for minor mouth sores is to gargle with raspberry leaf tea. The Chinese traditionally used raspberry leaves for diarrhea, stomach ailments, muscle pain, and other conditions. Raspberry has also been recognized as a topical remedy for use on burns and wounds.
Red Raspberry seems to help prevent morning sickness, tone uterine muscles, reduce pain during labor, and ease childbirth. Along with blackberry, raspberry is recognized to be rich in astringent tannins that can have a beneficial effect on diarrhea. Raspberry may also help to prevent or treat: common cold and flu,sore throat,bleeding gums.
Raspberry leaf has a rich concentration of vitamin C, E, A & the B complexes. It also contains calcium & iron in one of its most absorbable forms. These are all nutrients which are very important during pregnancy.
Raspberry juice was one of twenty vegetable and fruit juices tested that showed antimutagenic activity against benzo[a]pyrene, which is a mutagen and carcinogen.
Researchers in Mexico found that ellagic acid, a phenolic compound that occurs naturally in raspberries, inhibited the mutagenicity of a strain of aflatoxin.
Raspberry Leaf: Used to restore a hormonal balance, nourish the uterus, and prevents pregnancy complications. Contains vitamins and minerals including vitamin c and calcium. The alkaloid fragrine helps tone the uterus and muscles of the pelvic region. A powerful fertility-promoting herb.
Raspberry heals the lower body organs and pelvic muscles, which helps to ease difficulties associated with uterine disorders. Also relieves tension and strengthens kidneys and urinary tract.
Scientists found that raspberry contains the alkaloid fragrine, which may relax certain pelvic muscles and promote uterine health. Ellagic acid, which also occurs in strawberries, grapes, and black currants, has antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic properties. Raspberry also contains flavonoids including quercetin; tannins; polypeptides; and vitamin C, calcium, and other nutrients.Red Raspberry also promotes healthy nails, bones, teeth, and skin.
To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb and steep for ten minutes. Strain.
During the first trimesters, drink 1 cup per day. During second trimester, drink 2 to 3 cups per day. In the final trimester, drink 4 to 5 cups per day. Using a teaball would be useful. You can also drink it HOT for better results.
Please store the dried tea in an airtight container in the freezer to keep the herbs dry and fresh.