Drinking Raspberry Leaf Tea

09-27-15

When I was pregnant, I drank organic raspberry leaf tea.  But after my baby’s birth, I stopped.  I guess I should have continued drinking it, though…

Because I was recently going through my pantry looking at the various teas I have, and I picked up the raspberry leaf tea box (Traditional Medicinals brand).  On it, it says that raspberry leaf “supports healthy menstruation , tones the uterus and may be used for menstrual cramps.”

Tones the uterus.

That sounded good to me.  If it tones the uterus, then maybe it tones other parts of the pelvic organs.  Logical, right?

I like the idea of doing something as simple as drinking tea to facilitate wellness in my womb.  Damn– I wish it hadn’t taken me this long to resume drinking this tea.

I know you can’t believe everything you read on Dr Google, but this website mentions that raspberry leaf tea is an astringent…

“Raspberry leaf tea is used as an astringent because of a compound in the leaf called tannins. Medically, an astringent is a substance that causes the tissues and openings of the body to constrict, reducing the flow of bodily fluids and slowing bleeding. According to the University of Michigan Health System, these astringent properties are the reason that drinking raspberry leaf tea may ease diarrhea and soothe sore throats. Ingesting astringents reduces swelling, which may be the reason for relief of symptoms.

I’d like to see some of my tissues constrict.  And if there’s residual swelling, then I want to reduce that!

This other website says lots of good things about the tea, including that it helps regulate hormones, ease digestion, strengthens the entire female reproductive tract, and it’s effective in UTIs (recall yesterday’s post on bladder health).

All this sounds great for healing prolapsed tissue.  It certainly doesn’t hurt to try.  There are worse things than “having” to drink a delicious tea!  I’m going to have a cup daily for a while, to see what happens.

I’m going to find a little peace in my mug!

I am healed.

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