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Raspberry leaf tea

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by Emma Elwin on 9 June, 2016

Emma Elwin's recipe for keeping calm on a sunny afternoon (8.5 months pregnant).

After doing some research about teas that are good for a pregnant women, I found loads of articles about the benefits of drinking raspberry leaf tea. As a firm believer in curing everything with different teas I sent my boyfriend to buy a bag of raspberry leafs (that looks a lot like another kind of leaf…) I might just call it that – a pregnant woman’s Mary Jane. Not just because of the actual resemblance, but since it contains a substance called Oxytocin. This wonderful substance makes you calm and relaxed (my favorite feeling that I normally only get from hours of surfing).

Since the tea is supposed to prepare the womb for the birth of the baby it is not recommended for pregnant women to drink it before week 35. Now when we are experiencing some summer heat in Stockholm I have been making ice tea out of it with a slice of lemon instead and the taste is just as good cold.


4 Comments

Emma: We got it at Grynningen on folkungagatan!
June 27, 2016

Louise: Hi! Where do you buy this in Sthlm? Been looking for this and can't find it anywhere. Thanks :-)
June 26, 2016

Emma: I would just go to a natural pharmacy shop and ask them about the benefit of different teas!
June 9, 2016

Maddy: Ooh! Now I'm super curious about teas! I drink green and black and white teas for the taste, but I'd love to learn more about the medicinal properties of other teas. Do you know of a reliable info source for tea beginners?
June 9, 2016

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