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Does raspberry leaf tea help to induce labor?

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According to herbalist Susun Weed, red raspberry leaf tea is beneficial during pregnancy for toning the uterine muscles in preparation for childbirth. Although it is not used to induce labor, regular consumption of this tea aids in reducing pain during labor and speeds up recovery after birth.

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Red raspberry leaf tea is nutrient rich and nourishes the body with vitamins C, E, A and B. It is also high in calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium. Susan Weed points out that frequently drinking this tea helps to ease morning sickness and lessen the chance of miscarriage and hemorrhage. For couples who are trying to conceive, red raspberry leaf tea, when combined with red clover, helps to increase fertility in both men and women.

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