Saturday, 29 May 2010

Raspberry Leaves for the Girls


Tea made on raspberry leaves is known to make a woman’s life a little easier. And gosh, I really wish I had some in the cupboard right now. Most of today has been spent in bed, with stomach cramps and an intense wish that this week would soon be over.

Well, this post was supposed to be about the miracles of raspberry tea. Raspberry “tea” is a herbal infusion made from raspberry leaves which are rich in minerals, vitamins and tannins. According to traditional lore, the infusion can be used as an aid during pregnancy and delivery (pregnant women should, however, be careful and always follow their doctor’s recommendations), and it’s also said to help against menstrual cramps.

However, not only women benefit from drinking raspberry tea, it can be used to control diarrhea, and to soothe mouth and throat irritations. It also acts as an astringent on irritated skin by tightening the top layers of skin or mucous membranes effectively reducing secretions, relieving irritation, and improving tissue firmness.

The infusion can be taken either hot or cold, and it tastes heavenly :)


(and this is me hoping that all cramps, allergies and the mean COLD will disappear ASAP).

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