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Labour tea

Are you or someone you know PREGNANT? Ever thought of using RASPBERRY LEAF tea to facilitate labour? Want to learn more?

Raspberry leaf preparations have been used since ancient times to prepare the uterus for birth in an attempt to facilitate a complication free labour.   It’s traditionally taken as a partus preparatory to prepare the uterus for delivery and to facilitate labour.  It doesn’t induce labor but increases the strength and amplitude of contractions.  It helps to bring the uterus down quickly therefore reducing the risk of infection.  Research suggests that Raspberry leaf may increase the regularity and decrease the frequency of uterine contractions.  Other studies have shown it to shorten the second stage of labour and;  Reduce the likelihood of preterm and posterm labour. Most women who take raspberry leaf tea go into labour on or before their due date.

Raspberry leaf can also help with the production and maintenance of breast milk

Avoid taking it in the first trimester of pregnancy.

It may reduce the absorption of some vitamins and minerals so it’s very important to consult your naturopath before taking this tea.

Raspberry leaf tea should be started in your second trimester (around 20 weeks) and the dosage increased until 1 week post partum.

As much as you are tempted to start taking Raspberry leaf at 39 weeks when you have kankles, are peeing every 5 minutes, can’t sleep and feel like a beached wale.  Taking it a week before you are due doesn’t have any effect. Research has indicated it needs to be gradually increased well before your due date.  So make sure you start drinking in your second trimester.

Start drinking 1 cup (500 mg) per day at 20/40 weeks and increase every few weeks until drinking 4 cups per day. Continue drinking 4 cups until 1 week after delivery
An example of this is;
20/40-25/40 – 1 cup (500mg/d)
25/40 to 30/40 – 2 cups (2x500mg)
30/40 to 34/40 – 3 cups (3x500mg)
34/40 to delivery – 4 cups (4x500mg)
If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment below or email me at
Labour tea is now available on our website
Good luck 🙂
written by Melissa Khonsavang
BHSc – Naturopathy
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Rebalance me Ice Tea Recipe

With the weather heating up its the perfect time to get your favourite ice tea brewing.  One of the favs here at OFL is the Rebalance me ice tea and here is how you brew…



1. Place 1 heaped teaspoon of rebalance me tea leaves into a tea strainer.

2. Place strainer in a tea cup and fill cup 1/3 full with boiling water (enough to cover tea leaves).

3. Let tea leaves steep in water for 20-30 minutes and allow to cool.

4. Once completely cooled, add 3-5 sliced strawberries, ice cubes and top up with cold water if needed, garnish with a mint leaf and enjoy!


This recipe can also be used for our Tea Bottles

  • Small 300ml Tea bottle use 1 heaped teaspoon
  • Medium 400ml Tea bottle use 2 teaspoons
  • Large 500ml Tea bottle use 2 heaped teaspoons

Just remember the tea bottle will take a while to cool, so brew well in advance or brew in a tea cup (as per above) then transfer into your bottle.


To make a brew for your next party in a fancy drink dispenser use 50g (1 box) of tea leaves in a medium size saucepan, fill with boiling water place lid on and let steep for 30 minutes.  Remove lid and let cool for 10 minutes. Using a sieve of anything you have with small holes, strain tea into 6L drink dispenser.  Allow to cool.  Once cool, add ice, half a punnet of strawberries and 4 mint leaves.  Top up with cold water and enjoy…


Happy brewing Tea Lovers!

Mel   xxx

Naturopath (BHSc-Nat)