Friday, February 22, 2008

raspberry tea not good after all?

When I asked my acupuncturist what herbal teas I could drink, he suggested red raspberry leaf, which tones and strengthens the uterus. I've been drinking a bit off an on since (since I drink the herbs he gave me three times a day in a mug of hot water along with the blackstrap molasses, I don't have appetite for that much more liquid!).

I was going to post it here, but when I went to find information about it I ran across this post and several like it, which say that red raspberry leaf can be estrogenic so it's not recommended for those with fibroids.

Just more proof that even with a fabulous doctor, they might not know everything, and it's important to do your own research!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this advice. I always looking for ways to shrink my fibroid and will bare this in mind.

Will not be buying the rasaberry tea!

Fudge said...

http://www.pharmanex.com/corp/product/solutions/tegreen.shtml

i found this URL on my friend's blog.
http://cheahoylee.com/2009/04/amazing-miracle/

Fibroid Shrinker said...

How fascinating, thanks for sharing this. I had never heard of catechins as being helpful for fibroids. I peeked on the web though and found this study which showed efficacy in Japanese quail (which have fibroids similar to humans and thus are often used for tests) Why doesn't someone do more studies like this in humans?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19083394

Fibroid Shrinker said...

P.S. There is also evidence that green tea may help fertility http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/greentea.html

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Too much might not be good though...
http://conceptionfaq.typepad.com/conception_faq_and_answer/2009/02/what-about-green-tea.html

Anonymous said...

Either way there is no actual proof that it works or does not work even in healthy women. You will always find contradicting blogs/sites for everything. If you monitor your fibroid growth while on a herbal treatment program, is a more effective way to know the result on YOUR body. I get a ultrasound ever 3 months will using herbs to monitor any growth or shrinkage. There are very limited scientific studies on fibroid shrinking methods and the ones available are too small of a test study to be reliable. What works for one woman can have a positive, negative, or no effect for. currently I am drinking the red raspberry tea, milk thistle, vitex, spirulina, daily castor oil packs, and am researching serrapeptase. I've also adopted a vegan lifestyle and am using the P90X and Insanity videos to lose weight as I am 40LBS overweight unfortunatly. I'm due for another ultrasound in july 2013 so i'm praying for a reduction. I have one 2cm submucosal fibroid, 2 submerosal fibroids and a lot of little intermural fibroids. I'm hoping to shrink the submucosal fibroid as this is the only one that may have an effect on getting pregnant. If in July when I get the ultrasound if there is any growth then I may discontinue the red raspberry and milk thistle.

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Hello Anonymous,
Well said, thank you.
Good luck with your shrinking and please give us a report after your ultrasound in July!
Rochelle