Friday, April 11, 2008

Amazing!



Warning... this is another post about girl things. :)

I'm so amazed! Raspberry Leaf Tea is my new best friend. When I bought it a few weeks ago, I thought when I read the package describing the tea's "female benefits" that it would be really great if it actually worked. But honestly... I bought it because I thought Raspberry Leaf Tea would taste good. And it does! Which is the reason I've been drinking it quite a bit lately.

I was recently surprised by my first "on time" cycle for the first time since I've been plotting it- for 10 months now, since we've been married. This was a wonderful blessing, since having a one to two week late period every month can be a little... emotionally torturous.

Also, I was virtually cramp free. I've had awful back cramps for as long as I can remember- and I'm terribly allergic to painkillers. Every single one (even Tylenol, to the surprise of my doctor) I've ever tried has quickly ushered me into anaphylactic shock. Not a fun experience... so I have learned to just bear the aches and pains.

I didn't even remember that the Raspberry Leaf Tea was for this, until I was making a list for the grocery store and was adding tea to the list. I happened to re-read the box and I realized the only thing that was different this month than all others... I'd been drinking this tea. Wow! And don't worry... I'm not secretly being paid by the Tea manufacturer. But if you are having some of the same problems I had, give it a try! (And I don't drink massive amounts of this tea. Really more like one or two glasses every couple of days brewed medium strong.)

Here's the brand that I happened to buy, but I'm sure any organic brand would work just as fine.

15 comments:

Heather said...

Thank you for sharing this, I will have to get some.

Love, Heather

Elizabeth said...

Do you think you could brew this using real rasberry leaves? What do the ingredients on the box say?

Mamselle Duroc said...

I've heard so much about the benefits of Red Raspberry Leaf tea, but always forget to try it. Having just finished with the 'cramp days,' (UGH!), however, and after hearing your recommendation, I'll have to write it down somewhere in big letters: "Don't forget the tea!"

Do you use Evening Primrose Oil? A friend introduced me to that several years ago, and though, like with the tea, I'm often forgetting to take it, when I do remember, it really helps with PMS-related stuff. The cramps don't get quite so bad, and it really clears up the breakouts on my skin that I usually have that time of month.

---Clare
www.romanceandtheroses.blogspot.com

Sommer said...

I have been hearing alot about that lately! I will have to try it if ever my monthly comes again. I've been without ever since being pregnant with little Liam...almost 2 years(maybe it is now)!

I will remember it though..I get horrible cramps for the first few days usually.

Thanks for sharing!

Happymama said...

Hi there! Kristi here, from Thimble Thoughts. This is such good news! I'm not allergic to painkillers, but I usually have to be in really bad shape to take anything, so this tea is something I'll be looking for. Did you purchase it from a dealer, a local health food store, or where?

~Kristi

Lynn said...

I am glad this works so well for you. I tried it but did not get any results. But then I have a ton of female issues that are not normal. I know several people who have had good results with it. I hope it keeps working for you.

Tilly said...

Isn't that stuff amazing?? I love that brand too..they have a wonderful Pregnancy tea too, for when you start needing that. :) I know women who brew it and make it into iced tea to drink throughout the day, as a way to replace some of their water intake...it counts! I would take some time to research it in regards to drinking it during pregnancy...just so you can know ahead of time...I think you're supposed to drink different amounts throughout the pregnancy and it's supposed to be wonderful with everything related to the uniquely -female. :) I'm glad that it's been helping you with your cycles...I know that once mine came back after Jenny, they were pretty irregular and that led to lots of waisted tests and teary days. :) I wonder if drinking this while I'm nursing would help everything to regulate more quickly? hmm....

curlyhairedgirl said...

Thanks for sharing this. I was just looking today for some relief from this very thing! Did you feel like it helped with the "emotional" stuff during this time of the month as well?

Serena said...

I know what you mean by "emotionally torturous". Having an unpredictable cycle has led to many a month of that.

I bought some Raspberry Leaf Capsules to start taking here in a few months (maybe around month 8 of this pregnancy). Some women drink Raspberry Leaf Tea (or take the capsules) all through their pregnancies, but since I had preterm labor last time (not related in any way to Raspberry Leaf), I didn't feel comfortable starting to take it until a bit closer to delivery day, since my knowledge of herbs is pretty basic, and I don't have anyone to ask about it. I'm not a huge tea drinker, which is why I got the capsules.

Natalie_S said...

That stuff if wonderful. I take it in capsules throughout the month. It wasn't knocking out my cramps though so I started taking this thing called Monthly Maintenence for just a few days when my cycle starts. I had fairly bad the cramps the first day and NONE the second. I only felt a little queasy after running around for a while.

Don't you love it when you find that one thing that works so well with your body? It makes all the difference in the world.

Sarah Jane Meister said...

Wow, I really need to try that. I haven't had a 'regular' period since Judah was born 7 months ago. I TOTALLY understand about the emotional torture! :) I'm so glad this works for you! I will need to give it a try. Anything natural - so much better than regulation meds and all that junk doctors seem to almost hand out without even really talking to you. . .

Lauren Christine said...

Elizabeth, the ingredients are just organic raspberry tea leaves! :) You should give it a try!

Clare, I don't use Evening Primrose Oil, but some friends of mine do. If this doesn't work in the future, I might give try it out!

Kristi, I bought it at HEB :) Not very exciting! Oh, if you don't have HEB's... thats just a chain grocery store.

Tilly, it definitely helps me drink enough water! I just don't like plain water very much at all... so I brew this tea like cold sweet tea.

Curly Haired Girl, I don't know about the emotions... you might have to ask my husband! Lol. Well... It might have helped a bit! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this post- I have been troubled by back cramps for years and I'm so excited to try this tea!

-Rachelle

Jenny said...

I love this tea too! I haven't used it other than in late pregnancy so far though. I will definitely keep this in mind as I usually have horrific cramps that pain killers can't relieve.

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