Benefits and effects of raspberry leaf tea on women’s health
Although some of the benefits of raspberry leaf tea are still debated, there seems to be a general consensus that it is safe for most adults when consumed in moderation. In fact, the European Union’s HPMC notes that no side effects or risks have been reported with the use of raspberry leaf.
Some health organizations, including the Committee on Toxicology of the United Kingdom, note that because there is not much research on raspberry leaf tea, it is not recommended for teenagers, pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding. Additionally, Brighten said, some advise against drinking tea during early pregnancy, thanks to a 1950s rodent study that found tea can cause 2 uterine contractions.
Therefore, before drinking it, you should consult a doctor, especially if you are pregnant. Depending on how far along you are and whether you have any complications or a history of preterm birth, your doctor may recommend that you stick to other types of tea instead.
Some anecdotal side effects have also been reported. For example, some people claim that raspberry leaf tea acts as a natural laxative, which means that excessive use can lead to more frequent trips to the bathroom. Consuming large amounts can also cause other digestive problems, such as nausea or vomiting, so try to consume about 1-3 cups per day.