How to use raspberry leaves during pregnancy
Raspberries have long been known for their medicinal properties, tea, decoctions and infusions are prepared from its berries, leaves and twigs. The question of their use often arises in women in position. Are folk recipes with raspberry leaves safe for expectant mothers - further in the article.
The nutritional value
Raspberry foliage, especially dried, has a rich chemical composition. In addition to tannins and phenolic compounds, the sheet contains:
|magnesium||C (ascorbic acid)|
Did you know? An infusion of raspberry leaves contains a large number of tannins, thickening blood, which can help with postpartum hemorrhage worse than coagulants.
Since most women monitor their weight during the baby’s carrying, it will be useful for them to know that the calorie content of raspberry greens is low: only 46 kcal per 100 g of product.
Is it possible to eat raspberry leaf
Raspberry is useful for women's health in general, berries and leaves, saturating the body with useful substances, help solve a number of problems. Infusion and decoction are recommended for problems with the cycle, painful menstruation, and secondary infertility.
The saturated composition of the plant can harm the fetus in early pregnancy. Salicylic acid is toxic to the fetus until the 12th week, it can cause malformations in the embryo, therefore it is better to refrain from drinking.
The second trimester is less dangerous, but with excessive enthusiasm for tea or decoction, the drink can provoke bleeding in the uterus. During this period, it is better to drink drinks with the addition of several leaves, and not based on them.
Important! During pregnancy, it is not recommended to use red raspberries in large quantities: in the future, in a baby this can provoke an allergic reaction to the product.
A drink from a leaf that is used in moderation will help to cope with constipation and establish digestion. Raspberry tea copes with edema, which many expectant mothers suffer from.
In the later stages, tea will help to cope with a cold instead of aggressive medications, it perfectly removes heat and inhibits the infection. The B vitamins present in the composition normalize the work and stress resistance of the pregnant woman’s nervous system
Before giving birth to stimulate the process
The first pregnancy, especially large-fruited, often leads to ruptures during the passage of the fetus through the fetus, to severe pain and prolongation of the process. This happens when a woman's hormonal background has changed dramatically, namely: the number of prostaglandins - hormones that are responsible for the activity of the uterine muscles - has decreased.
Important! If abdominal cramps or spotting appear after drinking the drink, you need to make a doctor’s call at home and lie down.
Doctors often prescribe artificial hormones before birth. Regular consumption of raspberry decoction in a natural way increases the elasticity of the walls of the cervix, which minimizes the risk of ruptures.
European doctors recommend drinking decoctions from the plant to soften and prepare the genital organs. In addition, the present vitamins and acids will reduce pain during childbirth. If a woman is having a fetus, her lead gynecologist may prescribe tea to stimulate contractions.
Useful and harmful properties
Raspberry leaves, like berries, contain large amounts of vitamin C. This property is used in the treatment of colds and other diseases accompanied by fever. The drink causes perspiration, with which the heat comes out.
The plant benefits from anemia, saturating the body with iron and other minerals (copper, manganese), which take part in the function of hematopoiesis. The product has the ability to normalize blood pressure.
Did you know? A human embryo has such a rudiment as a tail, which falls off at the 10th week of development.
Due to the presence of fiber, toxins, undigested food lumps are removed from the body. Tea in traditional medicine is recommended for food poisoning, problems with stool. The plant helps with infections of the skin, mucous membranes of the eyes, and the oral cavity. It is used for bleeding, for wound healing, during the recovery period after a long illness.
Green juice is used in cosmetology for skin care, toning and evening tone. Women with the help of raspberries restore the health of the hair, returning them shine and strength. Foliage with toxicosis during pregnancy reduces nausea.
Mashed greens in the form of compresses are used for skin diseases, hemorrhoids. A plant can bring harm in case of an allergy to raspberries, and abuse leads to problems with stool.
How to brew and consume
Before brewing, the leaves must be correctly collected. You need to look for raw materials in environmentally friendly places, away from roads and industrial enterprises. The most useful are the young spring leaves, which have not yet had time to completely blossom.
The raw materials are dried in a dry, ventilated room, and if dried under the sun, some of the nutrients will be lost. You can cook both fresh and dry leaves.
So, the preparation of the drink:
- Dense handful of washed fresh raw materials, without chopping, put in a teapot with a capacity of 0.5 l. Pour boiling water to the top, cover the dishes with a warm towel and wait 15 minutes. Before use, you can add honey or a slice of lemon.
- Dry raw materials are usually ground. For a capacity of 0.5 l, 1 tsp is enough. raspberry tea leaves. It is also poured with boiling water and left to infuse for 15 minutes, then filtered.
You can drink a weak cold raspberry drink at all times, one cup a day does no harm. Warm tea or broth can be consumed from the 30th week.
|30th week||drink a cup of barely warm tea per day|
|35th week||a warm but not cool brewed drink once a day|
|37th week||dosage increases to 2 cups|
|38th week||warm raspberry drink is allowed up to 3 times a day|
|39th week, up to childbirth||there is a kind of preparation of the genital organs, tea or broth can be drunk hot 3-4 times a day|
In some health conditions, acute illnesses, the use of a decoction or infusion is prohibited.
- It is contraindicated to drink raspberry drinks in such situations:
- increased acidity of the stomach;
- gastritis in acute form;
- gastrointestinal ulcer;
- stones in the urethra.
In case of chronic diseases of internal organs, it is advisable to consult with your doctor before using the product. According to reviews of women in labor and observing doctors, the drink is really healthy. Many women drink it after childbirth, while perfectly restoring their health, strengthening the body.