There is extensive research that supports the use of herbal and plant based ingredients to improve and alleviate various pelvic pain related issues. Raspberry Leaf is no exception and can be very effective in bringing about period pain relief. At somedays, all of our products are uniquely and tailored designed to promote healing by leveraging the best and most effective natural ingredients.
We do this because we understand that natural ingredients offer more sustainable and long term support with pain, especially when compared to medical based solutions which are much more reactive and temporary.
Natural ingredients are also more safe to consume and use consistently or as needed to decrease and improve pain related symptoms and issues. Calendula, arnica, lavender, chamomile and wintergreen are just a few of the herb and plant based ingredients that are known for their anti-inflammatory and healing benefits that are implemented in various somedays products.
They have each in their own way been proven very effective in helping individuals heal their pain in general, and chronic pelvic pain more specifically.
Our Raspberry Relief Tea uses the immense benefits of the Red Raspberry Leaf herb to provide warm and sweet period pain relief and improve and heal various reproductive health issues.
It’s a full bodied tea that offers a delightfully fruity and tart robust taste similar to black tea. Read on to learn everything you need to know about Red Raspberry and how it's the perfect addition to your existing period pain relief routine.
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Benefits
Red Raspberry Leaf is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich herb that has long been used for uterine health in traditional medicine practices. Due to its immense positive benefits towards and impact on the female reproductive system it is sometimes referred to as “the woman’s herb”. It is rich with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium. It also contains high amounts of Vitamin A, B,C and E.
The high levels of Vitamin B and Vitamin C is what makes Red Raspberry Leaf such a potent and beneficial herb for female reproductive health issues.
Vitamin B helps with relieving nausea, sleep, and cramping related issues while Vitamin C works to boost the immune system which is often compromised and slightly weakened during the menstrual phase of a female’s reproductive cycle.
However, Red Raspberry Leaf’s most significant health property is its immense antioxidant benefits. The leaves contain powerful polyphenols (which are micronutrients) that act as antioxidants in the body when consumed and help protect cells from damage while simultaneously supporting their regeneration.
Red Raspberry Leaf for Periods
Red Raspberry leaves have been known to ease PMS, endometriosis, and menopause and other menstrual related issues and chronic conditions. The high vitamin and mineral content of this herb works to balance the hormones which ultimately helps to decrease the severity of mood swings.
It balances moods specifically by reducing some negative emotions such as irritability, sadness, anxiety, and anger and increasing the feel good hormones.
The polyphenol antioxidants contained in Red Raspberry Leaf plants support improving pelvic related pain symptoms as well as regulating the course of the menstrual cycle. Frangarine will help to tone and tighten muscles in the pelvic region that spasm and cause painful cramping.
Tannins strengthen the uterus and uterine wall and reduce heavy and irregular bleeding during the menstrual phase. The leaves will also reduce other difficult symptoms associated with periods such as vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. Overall, Red Raspberry Leaf is one of the best and most effective herbs to use to improve your period pain.
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea for Pregnancy
The Red Raspberry Plant has been known to have many positive effects on fertility, pregnancy and labour. Because the nutrients contained in Red Raspberry are herbal based, they are highly absorbable and work well to quickly increase fertility. Red Raspberry is a helpful and effective herb to use when trying to conceive. Red Raspberry Leaf is also a great herb to consume throughout pregnancy for a variety of reasons.
Firstly, Red Raspberry leaves help to reduce nausea and vomiting in the first trimester of pregnancy. Secondly, The vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant components strengthen the uterus and help reduce cramping and spasming in the second and third trimester.
And lastly, Red Raspberry can also improve labour outcomes as studies have shown that women who consume Red Raspberry Leaf herbal remedies throughout their pregnancy had shorter and easier deliveries with less complications.
One study published in a midwifery journal showed that out of a control group, 50% of women that took red raspberry leaf throughout pregnancy were “ less likely to receive an artificial rupture of their membranes, or require a caesarean section, forceps or vacuum birth than the women who did not”.
Furthermore, Red Raspberry Leaf can prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth and speed up the overall postpartum recovery process.
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Harvesting
The Red Raspberry plant leaves are best harvested before the plant flowers and the leaves become more bitter. The best leaves for tea and female reproductive healing needs are those found on the top part of the plant. While this plant is abundant in quantity and found in various regions around the world, the quality is dependent on the environment in which it is planted and grown.
Somedays, Raspberry Relief Tea is locally imported from Whistler BC using plants that are locally harvested by an Indigenous owned tea crafter and sustainably prepared to best preserve its freshness and quality as well as that of the environment.
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Preparation:
Red Raspberry Leaf herb is most effectively consumed and absorbed in the body as a tea. Our Raspberry Relief Tea is simple to prepare which makes it a great and easy addition to your daily menstrual care routine. This tea is safe to consume any time during the month but will probably be most beneficial the week before and during your menstrual cycle.
Add 1 tablespoon of Red Raspberry Leaf to 1 - 2 cups of hot water
Steep for 5 - 10 minutes depending on desired potency
Sip and enjoy for relief