Raspberry Leaf - Pregnancy Herbal Tincture
Recommended by naturopaths and midwives, Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus) is a classic uterine tonic that helps prepare the uterus for labour and birth.
It takes the prize for one of the most venerated - and safe - herbal uterine tonics.
It's been used for at (at least) the last two centuries!
Raspberry leaf is a traditional uterine tonic specific to pregnancy and childbirth. It's considered one of the safest herbs to use in pregnancy.
Raspberry Leaf tincture is a great alternative to drinking Raspberry leaf herbal tea or taking tablets. The tincture form offers both convenience and potency.
A herbal tincture is an alcohol base extraction of the herb. It gives a high potency preparation which means you don't need to take much to get the medicinal effect.
It has high absorbency and fast-acting properties. Given that only a very small/negligible amount of alcohol is consumed, it remains a very safe and effective way of using herbs. Taken as directed, tinctures are considered safe for late pregnancy.
What is it?
Raspberry leaf contains an alkaloid called fragarine. Studies have shown fragarine acts directly on the smooth muscle of the uterus.
It does not start labour or promote contractions; it strengthens the pelvic and uterine muscles so that once labour does start, it's more efficient.
When taken throughout pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester it's thought to help facilitate a safe, easy labour and prevent haemorrhage at birth. Yes please.
It can also be used during the postpartum period to help the pelvic area and uterus recover.
Raspberry leaf is also a nutritive herb; rich in manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and iron, vitamin A, B complex, C and E.
What's in it?
Contains: Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus) 1:1 liquid herbal extract.
How to use
For use from 34 weeks onwards. Comes with specific dosage guidelines and measuring cup.
- One 200ml bottle when taken as directed will last from 34 weeks to 38 weeks.
- A second bottle will last from 38 weeks to approximately 39 + 5 days.
- A third bottle will last from 39 + 5 until 41 weeks.
- One 500ml bottle will last from 34 weeks to 40 + 3 days.
Towards the end of your pregnancy, you may begin to feel the ‘cumulative effects’ of the Raspberry Leaf. This may result in an increase in Braxton Hicks contractions/tightenings – a great sign!
Can be used alongside:
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