Thought I'd post my RRL story.
I didn't drink the tea, I took RRL tablets (they are much stronger and none of the icky taste! yet you can break them apart and make tea from the contents if you wish..tried it a couple times...no way! lol)...started at about week 35 and continued until the day I gave birth. I was told by my MIL they would make contractions more progressive and help to make them less painful.
I was induced by pitocin at 8 days over (even though my water was bulging through a 1-2 cm cervix for a couple weeks...kept expecting it to pop, but it never did!)
Anyways, after the pitocin got into my system and my contractions started, they were definitely hard (they were off the chart on the monitor) and I didn't flinch! The nurse said "How are you not in agony??" I just shrugged and said "I dunno..." So then it was decided that they couldn't be that hard, and it was time to break my water...after that, it was all over! I was hoping to go without epidural or other pain relief, but after quite a few hours of contractions that lasted at least a minute and were less than a minute apart, I had the epidural...
I do wish now that I'd waited another few days and had tried less drastic measures besides the pitocin to bring on my labor, to see if I'd been able to take it better than I did. However, i was glad I didn't follow the trend of both of my sisters and need an emergency c-section! So in that respect, I'd like to think the RRL helped me!