Who would have thought that raspberry leaves were good for anything? Well, the fact of the matter is they’ve been used for centuries to help to keep your body healthy.

So, what makes them so special? At face value, we have to admit that chewing on leaves isn’t our first choice to improve our wellbeing. However, one quick read of this article, and you’ll be after those leaves in no time.

The raspberry leaf.

Okay, full disclaimer, you can’t actually eat raspberry leaves raw. Doing so won’t harm you but it wouldn’t taste great either. That’s why for centuries people have been boiling them to use in tea.

The leaves, which are used in tea and other healthy drinks, are full of vitamins and minerals that have been shown to benefit the drinker.

What are the benefits of raspberry leaves?

The raspberry leaf is a great all-rounder for your body. According to EarthsFriends.com, the leaves carry many nutrients, including vitamins A, C and E, as well as calcium, iron and potassium.

The leaves contain astringent properties, which is known for its relaxing abilities, meaning it helps with sleep.

Raspberry leaves are often linked to the process of detoxifying.

Trying for a baby? The properties of raspberry leaves can help strengthen the uterine wall. Combined with a rich and potent blend of vitamins and minerals, raspberry leaves are said to be the perfect foliage for women during pregnancy.

These are just some of the benefits of raspberry leaves, although these reasons do not necessarily explain why they were included in our original family recipe of Overhang. Coming from an ingredients and food background, Antonio probably used raspberry leaf in the elixir as it was well known in the day for it’s tonifying properties (albeit the exact science may not have been known over 100 years ago). There are many natural remedies and tinctures that have existed for hundreds, if not thousands of years without any formal study, but in modern life have been widely accepted and recommended.

A versatile option

Overhang is a great option to improve your wellbeing and tantalize your tastebuds. Whether you’re using it after a long weekend or drinking it as a pick-me-up in the middle of the workday, it should always be your go-to.

Even better, it’s really easy to find as it can be bought both online and in-store. You can buy Overhang from a number of UK retailers, including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, ASDA, Morrisons, Holland & Barrett, WHSmith and, if you don’t want to scour the shelves, Amazon.