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Spring means rain. For the past two hours I’ve been watching the sky darken, begin to rumble, and now it’s pouring outside my window. Heavy rain, and dark! Aside from the occasional lightening, that is.
Ladies, we all have stormy times too, don’t we? We may miss some of the signs of the clouds rolling in, but once the rain starts, there’s no denying it. Or am I the only one whose family gets a few days of thunder and lightening every so often? (I kid you not, as soon as I finished typing that, a HUGE crack of thunder pealed…spooky!)
I have written before about how much I love my raspberry leaf during my stormy times. Ever since I’ve started developing an interest in herbal remedies, my family has been my guinea pigs. Since everyone’s body is different, various remedies may be more or less effective. Some things that we’ve tried have not seemed to make a difference at all, some have been life changing.
Raspberry leaf has been life changing for me. Along with this Herbal Salve, it is the thing I share the most with folks.
That’s why I’m so excited to be adding my special blend of raspberry and peppermint leaf tea to the shop here at The Sparrow’s Home!
I am not a big herbal tea drinker, which is why I always added a little peppermint to my raspberry leaf tea. This tea is refreshing and hydrating whether you drink it hot or iced. But I’ll be honest with you, I don’t drink it very often. I pretty much always have a jar of tincture going to replenish my stash. During the week of my period, I take a spoonful of tincture mixed in a little juice a few times each day.
Here’s what I notice:
- My periods are significantly lighter (it’s like my uterus just sucks it all back in or something…yes, highly medical, I know).
- When I start to get crampy, the tincture relaxes my abdomen and the cramps go away.
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?! It’s not!
I have shared my blend of tea with numerous ladies who have experienced the same benefits I have, including more regulated periods. Now I’m happy to be able to share it with you, too!
The bags of loose tea come with instructions on making the tincture. If you’d like to make tea, you’ll need a tea strainer or disposable tea bags.
While I haven’t personally used raspberry leaf during pregnancy, I’ve read that it’s fantastic for that as well (although I might stick with the tea, unless you make an alcohol-free tincture). You can read more about that from Wellness Mama here and here. And you can read more about my experience with raspberry leaf here.
Already, the storm has passed outside my window. I’m listening to the last few raindrops falling and watching the light return to the sky. Everything looks greener, too. Life. Renewal. New birth.