Raspberry leaf in pregnancy -myth.

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Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: IVF treatment
From: Debbie <kyra.flash.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 00:43:31 GMT

HerbAssist wrote:
>> I thought you were supposed to aviod raspberry leaf during pregnancy until the last month.... (????)
> I have heard all sorts of different ideas on this. Some say only the last few months, and some say you can drink it throughout the entire pregnancy. I think this is another case of moderation is good, but don't go overboard.

Anecdotal evidence, circa 1992: There is *exactly one* known case of raspberry leaf tea being harmful during pregnancy. The woman in question suffered from 'more is better' syndrome. Told to drink the standard two-cups-a-day of tea, she made up a gallon jar of tea each day and drank nothing but. And miscarried. OTOH and FWIW, if she miscarried at 12 weeks, it could have been not the fault of the tea.

Plenty of harmful things out there. Raspberry's just plain good.