After years of drinking black tea, I wanted to try some new flavors and varieties.
I knew that different types of organic tea offer specific health benefits.
I decided to start with red raspberry tea because I just love the aroma and taste of it. I did some research so that I’d know what exactly I was consuming. The red raspberry plant is native to Europe and certain areas of Asia. The leaves rather than the berries are used to make herbal tea and are rich in nutrients. The leaves of the plant are a source of vitamins and minerals and have been used as a medical treatment and also to induce labor during pregnancy for many years. Many women claim that drinking red raspberry tea during the first trimester of their pregnancy provides relief from nausea. The leaves contain B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and iron and also offer antioxidant properties. Polyphenols such as tannins and flavonoids serve as antioxidants in the body and safeguard cells from damage. There’s also small amounts of ellagic acids in the leaves that work to neutralize carcinogens and contribute to the self-destruction of cancer cells. Red raspberry leaf tea is a popular choice for women. It’s often called the woman’s herb, mainly because it has been known to alleviate premenstrual symptoms (PMS) including cramping, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. Due to the fragarine provided by the leaves, red raspberry tea can help to tone and tighten muscles in the pelvic region. This lessens menstrual cramping that results from the spasms of these muscles. Since I’ve started drinking red raspberry tea on a regular basis, I have had less complaints with PMS.
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