In my experience with herbal remedies, what works wonderfully well for one person may not work at all for another. My family has tried remedies that people swear have changed their lives … with virtually no effect. Whereas other things make a noticeable difference. Our bodies are all made and respond to things differently.
Having said that, I will tell you honestly that
Raspberry Leaf has changed my life!
Once I passed 40, my periods began getting heavier with a lot of cramping. After doing some research, I decided to try Raspberry Leaf Tea.
Raspberry Leaf has vitamin A, B complex, vitamins C and E, calcium, iron, phosphorous and manganese. It also seems to have the magical ability to calm my crabby uterus.
Raspberry Leaf is my Patronus
I like to mix a little peppermint leaf in with the raspberry for flavor.
I either make and sip on cups of tea throughout the day OR more often, I take a teaspoon of raspberry leaf tincture every few hours. Making the tincture is easy. Just fill a jar about 3/4 full with the dried leaves and pour in enough vodka to cover. Seal up the jar and let it sit in a cook, dark place for a few weeks to a couple of months. You can read more about making tinctures here. When it’s all good and ready, strain the mixture and keep in a clean bottle or jar. I learned about making tinctures in my favorite book about herbal home health care.
I like to mix a spoonful of the tincture into a little bit of juice. Makes it go down easier.
A spoonful of tincture is equivalent to one cup of tea.
What I notice when I take my magical elixir is that my cramping is virtually non-existent and my flow is noticeably lighter.
A friend of mine had a daughter who was away at college when she began having ‘the period that never ends’. Not wanting to have to send her to her first gynecologist appointment under these circumstances, she was looking for alternatives. I recommended raspberry leaf tea, and gave her a bag to send.
Her daughter immediately noticed a difference, and her period slowed and stopped.
I have given away more bags of dried raspberry leaf than I can count, to ladies in all stages of life. (So to anyone at my church who thinks I’m dealing the marijuana, I am not). Many have had the same results I’ve had. Some haven’t. Like I said, our bodies are all made and respond to things differently.
But as for me, I do not want to be without it.
I always order mine in the biggest bag I can get. It’s a great value and lasts forever.
Have you tried Raspberry Leaf? How has it worked for you?
** Information on medicinal uses for herbs are provided on this site for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. I’ve made every attempt at accuracy, but cannot make guarantees. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your doctor before self-administering herbs.**
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