Our Pregnancy Tea contains Nettle, Rose, Peppermint, Chamomile, Melissa (Lemon Balm) and Raspberry Leaf – all known to be nourishing in ways that are beneficial during pregnancy.
The star of the show is Raspberry Leaf, which is the most popular and well known ingredient for soon to be mothers at this crucial time.
This leaf has been shown to aid against morning sickness, may help prevent miscarriage, contains essential nutrients such as Vitamin C, E, A and B complex, calcium and Iron. Tones and prepares the uterus, and in many cases helps to reduce pain during labor.
Nettle can aid against leg cramping and aid kidney function, along with containing many of the above vitamins too. There is some controversy revolving around nettle extract, and fresh nettle so we advise reading this post first for more information.
Melissa is a mood booster known to fight baby blues.
Chamomile, Rose and Peppermint are for relaxation and nausea.
It’s recommended to limit your intake to 1 cup per day if you choose to consume it earlier in pregnancy.
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At this time there is a little controversy in regards to when Raspberry Leaf shouldn’t be taken during pregnancy, with some saying that it should only be taken after the first trimester.
If you experience Braxton Hicks contractions during pregnancy or have spotting in the second or third trimesters, you should discontinue use.
- Add around 1 1/2 teaspoons to strainer in hot water.
- Steep for 3-4 minutes with the cup covered.
With anything in regards to pregnancy we always advise to reach out to your care provider to determine what dosage and which herbs are safe for you. Most will recommend 2 cups a day.