Take time to gently steep this wonderful herb and relish its properties and lore. It is also traditionally used in midwifery to assist the ‘mom to be’. Traditional lore suggests that pregnant women use raspberry leaf tea, as it may aid in delivery and enrich the mother’s milk. The raspberry is native to many parts of Europe and Northern America but grown in many countries including Australia. The leaves of the raspberry plant have been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. They are understood to have many varied properties comprising those that are advantageous for pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.
The red raspberry leaf[Rubus idaeus], sometimes called garden raspberry leaf, is a pale-green leaf made by the raspberry plant; a shrub with perennial roots and somewhat prickly, biennial canes.