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Old 03-09-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Tea question

Ok. So I have a feeling this is a no brainer, but it seriously stumps me.

So i've been drinking my RRL tea for a couple weeks now and I feel comfortable with drinking an 8oz glass a day of it until much further into my pregnancy. So today I made a big pot of water, poured it into a 32oz jar, put one tea bag in it and let it steep for a few hours. But a few days ago, I just filled up a regular mug with boiling water and let my tea bag sit in for about an hour.

Is there an equal amount of nutrients(or whatever is beneficial in it) in the entire 32oz jar as the 8oz cup? Since both only have one tea bag.


Can you tell I'm not a tea drinker? Just bought a kettle for a first time because of RRL I ended up drinking the entire 32oz jar today, because i figured it was just watered down...but now I want to make sure I'm not drinking too much so early on.


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Old 03-10-2012, 05:47 AM   #2
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Re: Tea question

First of all, it won't hurt to drink more than that, since RRL tea doesn't cause contractions. And as far as I know, drinking one teabag is the same no matter how much water is in it. But I really wouldn't worry about drinking too much. It's just not that kind of thing.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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Re: Tea question

So like the last poster said, one tea bag has the same amount in it no matter how much water. So with more water, it's simply diluted. Also you're drinking tea bags, not fresh so I wouldn't worry about over doing it either. I take 2Tb of fresh RRL and nettle and put that into a pint size jar and drink it throughout the day though I didn't start until about 30 weeks.
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Re: Tea question

My midwives give an herb mix which has rrl tea in it and they say to drink it as much as you want at any stage of preg, pre and post natal.

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RED RASPBERRY LEAVES (Rubus spp.)

Brewed as a tea or as an infusion, raspberry is the best known, most widely used, and safest of all uterine and pregnancy tonic herbs. It contains fragrine, an alkaloid which gives tone to the muscles of the pelvic region, including the uterus itself.

Most of the benefits ascribed to regular use of Raspberry tea through pregnancy are traced to the nourishing source of vitamins and minerals found in this plant and to the strengthening power of fragrine - an alkaloid which gives tone to the muscles of the pelvic region, including the uterus itself. Of special note are the rich concentration of vitamin C, the presence of vitamin E and the easily assimilated calcium and iron. Raspberry leaves also contain vitamins A and B complex and many minerals, including phosphorous and potassium.

The benefits of drinking a raspberry leaf brew before and throughout pregnancy include:

~ Increasing fertility in both men and women. Raspberry leaf is an excellent fertility herb when combined with Red Clover.

~ Preventing miscarriage and hemorrhage. Raspberry leaf tones the uterus and helps prevent miscarriage and postpartum hemorrhage from a relaxed or atonic uterus.

~ Easing of morning sickness. Many attest to raspberry leaves' gentle relief of nausea and stomach distress throughout pregnancy.

~ Reducing pain during labor and after birth. By toning the muscles used during labor and delivery, Raspberry leaf eliminates many of the reasons for a painful delivery and prolonged recovery. It does not, however, counter the pain of pelvic dilation.

~ Assisting in the production of plentiful breast milk. The high mineral content of Raspberry leaf assist in milk production, but its astringency may counter that for some women.

~ Providing a safe and speedy pariuntion. Raspberry leaf works to encourage the uterus to let go and function without tension. It does not strengthen contractions, but does allow the contracting uterus to work more effectively and so may make the birth easier and faster.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:09 AM   #5
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Re: Tea question

The longer the herbs steep, the stronger it is...you can put a tea bag in a cup of water for a short period of time or a long period of time...you will get more out of stronger tea. It's the strength of the tea/steeping of the bag that is indicative of how much of the herb you are ingesting. If that makes sense.
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Re: Tea question

thank you for the replies! I figured it was just watered down


any suggestions where to get fresh RRLs?
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thank you for the replies! I figured it was just watered down

any suggestions where to get fresh RRLs?
I love starwest botanicals. The quality is better than any other I've had.
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Wow, i found this link and its a wealth of knowledge on RRL if anyones looking! Holy moly!
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Wow, i found this link and its a wealth of knowledge on RRL if anyones looking! Holy moly!
Wow! Thx for sharing!!!
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