Red Raspberry leaf
Red raspberry leaf is part of the raspberry plant that has been used as a traditional remedy for pregnant and postpartum women. Although red raspberry leaf has been cultivated for its culinary and medicinal benefits for centuries, modern science has not been able to confirm all of the claims traditionally made about red raspberry leaf tea.
Raspberry plants are hardy perennials in the rose family. Despite the name, the red raspberry leaf tea doesn’t taste like raspberries. It tastes like a common black tea.
Red raspberry leaves are cultivated in northern climates. Their leaves have been touted for their health benefits during and after pregnancy, such as boosting milk supply in lactating women and inducing labor in pregnant women.
However, modern scientific research into these claims has not confirmed health benefits to red raspberry leaf tea, and warns that the herb may even be harmful in some cases. Many studies were conducted using animals and need to be researched further.
One cup of red raspberry leaf tea is not a source of calories or other macronutrients. However, red raspberry leaf is a good source of: