Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica), Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus), Rosehips (Rosa canina) Oatstraw (Avena sativa), Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Benefits of Pregnancy Tea:
Nettles- Contains Iron and vitamins and trace minerals that the body needs, also said to reduce the chance of postpartum hemorrhage.
Raspberry Leaf- tones the uterus, said to help women have shorter labors, provides the body with essential nutrients
Rosehips- Rich in antioxidants, and vitamin C.
Oatstraw- source of calcium, potassium, iron, and more
Lemon Balm- said to aid in uplifting your mood, help with anxiety, depression, and baby blues.
When it comes to pregnancy Iron and Vitamin K are important parts of reducing postpartum hemorrhage. Vitamin C is not only vital for your immune system, but is what creates a strong Amniotic Sac for baby. Calcium is not only good for bones, but it is a big part of breastfeeding as well.
The best time to start taking this tea is in the second trimester. Start with one cup a day, then slowly increase to 2-3 cups by the third trimester.
For a slow cold infusion simply skip the heat and leave tea to steep in cold water for a desired amount of time.
For an extra health boost try adding coconut water, this will make a great drink for labor as coconut water has electrolytes which are good to have for labor.
How I use this tea:
I combine a hot and cold mixture, I steep 1tbsp in 24oz of hot water for a few hours to a day, then pour it into a bigger container, and reuse the tea bag, to steep more hot tea at least 1 to 2 more times. I try to use one bag as much as I can. After I have made about 3 mason jars of hot tea, and it is all combined I take a new tea bag, add regular cold water to the mix and leave it to infuse in the fridge for a day or two. Of course this tea can be made with honey and other sweeteners, but I drink it instead of regular water whenever I can, so I just add a slice of lemon or lime to my drink.
Dealing with sickness that isn’t just for mornings? Try a hot glass of lemon or lime water, before, during or after eating, and making sure that you don’t mix hot and cold food and drinks too often, as cold can slow down the digestion of your hot stuff.
*Please always research and check with your herb-knowledgeable healthcare provider to find out if this product is best for you, especially during pregnancy. Trust your intuition, and of course your body.
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