RED RASPBERRY LEAF
Red Raspberry has so many benefits for women’s health, it’s hard to know where to begin! From easing PMS symptoms to tightening pelvic muscles and providing nutrition for pregnancies, this herbal remedy is a delicious option for women any day of the week!
Red raspberry leaf, derived from the leaves of the red raspberry plant (Rubus idaeus), has been used traditionally for its potential health benefits, particularly for women's health and during pregnancy. Here are the nutrition facts and health benefits of red raspberry leaf:
Nutrition Facts (Per 100 grams of dried red raspberry leaves):
Calories: Approximately 43
Carbohydrates: About 9.9 grams
Dietary Fiber: Roughly 7.4 grams
Protein: Approximately 1.5 grams
Fat: Approximately 0.7 grams
Vitamins: Red raspberry leaves contain vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, and some B vitamins in small amounts.
Minerals: They are a source of essential minerals, including calcium, iron, and manganese.
Women's Health: Red raspberry leaf tea is often consumed to support women's health. It is believed to have toning effects on the uterus, which may help with menstrual discomfort, uterine health, and potentially contribute to a smoother childbirth. It's frequently recommended for pregnant women, particularly in the third trimester, to prepare the uterus for labor. However, its effectiveness is still a topic of research and debate, and it's advisable to consult with a healthcare provider before use during pregnancy.
Rich in Antioxidants: Red raspberry leaves contain various antioxidants, which can help protect cells from oxidative damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Digestive Health: The dietary fiber in red raspberry leaves can promote healthy digestion and regular bowel movements. It may also help with managing constipation.
Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Some studies suggest that red raspberry leaves may have mild anti-inflammatory effects, which can be beneficial for conditions related to inflammation, such as arthritis.
Nutrient-Rich: Red raspberry leaves are a good source of essential nutrients, including calcium and iron, which are important for bone health and maintaining healthy blood.
Blood Sugar Control: Some research has indicated that red raspberry leaf extract may help improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity, making it potentially beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk.
Respiratory Health: Red raspberry leaves have been traditionally used for respiratory health and are believed to alleviate symptoms of colds, flu, and sore throats.
It's important to note that while red raspberry leaf may offer various health benefits, its effects during pregnancy are still a subject of research and debate. Consult with a healthcare provider before using red raspberry leaf products, especially if you are pregnant or have specific health concerns. Additionally, it's important to ensure that any red raspberry leaf products are from a reputable source to guarantee safety and quality.
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About The Author:
Dr. Nikki LeToya White MSEd-TL, Ph.D. RHN is the founder, director, and full-time board-certified trauma-informed nutritionist, folk herbalist, and wellness consultant at Spiced Life Conversation Art Wellness Studio and Botanica. She created Spiced Life Conversation, LLC Art Wellness Studio, and Botanica to provide the Metro Atlanta area with counseling and coaching services where clients are carefully matched with the right program for healing abandonment and childhood emotional neglect trauma that cause codependency, emotional eating, financial stress, and imposter syndrome as it relates to the fear of success and being abandon. We help you begin your emotional healing journey with ease. Recently, we have expanded to include an online membership site so we now provide support to people living all over the world. All of our recovery coaches provide at least one evidence-based treatment to assist in your recovery. Dr. White is a big proponent of self-care and helping people live a fulfilling life! She has been in full remission with both codependency and emotional binge eating disorder since 2016. In living a life in recovery from sugar addiction. I love my low-sugar balanced lifestyle.
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