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Raspberry Leaf - Pregnancy Herbal Extract

Raspberry Leaf - Pregnancy Herbal Extract

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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 liquid extract tincture is a great alternative to drinking Raspberry leaf herbal tea or taking tablets. The liquid form offers both convenience and potency.

There are 2 preparations to choose from:

A herbal tincture is an alcohol-based extraction of the herb (like most liquid herbs in a herbal dispensary). 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. The mixture does not contain more than 25-30% alcohol.

A herbal glycetract is a liquid preparation where the solvent is a combination of glycerol and water (instead of alcohol/ethanol and water). The vegetable glycerine used is sourced from non-GMO, sustainable and palm-free sources, including soybean, rapeseed and coconut. As a result of the glycetract manufacturing process, the mixture does not contain more than <0.1% ethanol. It is naturally sweet-tasting. 

Glycetracts are suitable for people who prefer to, or are required to have avoid any alcohol. This may include occupations with Zero Alcohol Tolerance - emergency workers (e.g. police officers, ambulance officers, firefighters), mine workers, pilots, drivers of public or heavy vehicles, or Learner or Probationary drivers. Or those with alcohol and/or drug dependency, sensitivity/allergies to ethanol, or those with liver disease or damage. Or those with Zero Alcohol Preference - due to personal religious beliefs or those taking certain pharmaceutical medications. 

READ THE BLOG: Why I Rave About Raspberry Leaf 

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.

READ THE BLOG: Why I Rave About Raspberry Leaf 

What's in it?

There are 2 preparations to choose from:

1. Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus) as a 1:1 liquid herbal extract (tincture)

2. Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus) as a 1:2 liquid herbal glycetract 

How to use

For use from 34 weeks of pregnancy onwards.

Comes with specific dosage guidelines and a 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!

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Can be used alongside: 

READ THE BLOG: Why I Rave About Raspberry Leaf 

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