Honestly, I liked the Traditional Medicinals version better. I assumed they’d be the same, but this one somehow seems more like “hot leaf juice” + paper bag :( Especially when brewed as directed (3 min in 6oz water).
Letting it brew longer, adding honey, and letting it cool seems to mellow it out and let it all meld into something drinkable. Next time I’ll go back to the other brand, try Yogi’s, or take my own advice and buy the loose herb in bulk.
Red Raspberry Leaf
Native to England and a member of the Rose family, Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) shrubs grow wild along road sides and in thickets throughout many parts of the world.
The ancient Greeks, Chinese, Ayurvedics and American Indians used Raspberry for its health properties. The roots were also used Raspberry for its health properties. The roots were also used as a vegetable-boiled and eaten like turnips.
In the 1940’s, renewed interest in Raspberry resulted in a published study in the British medical journal, Lancet, supporting the traditional use of the Raspberry. Over the next 30 years, several other studies confirmed this finding, and today, physicians in England and Europe recommend a number of Raspberry preparations.
Red raspberry leaf tea is generally recommended for toning the uterus. It is popular for those trying to conceive and those in the last two trimesters of pregnancy.