When I found out I was pregnant, I immediately made a lot of researches to find tips and things I could do myself to ease the pregnancy, labor and birth. I made this pregnancy and breastfeeding tea, which is made of red raspberry leaf, nettle leaf, oat straw, chamomile, lemon balm and St.John’s wort. Hibiscus flower could also also be added for flavors. I might add it next time as I’m not a big fruity/sweet person when it comes to tea. I have to be honest and say that this tea is not the BEST tasting tea I ever had, but it’s not bad at all and a little raw honey could be added for sweetness if needed. You also get use to it. You can easily drink a cup or two a day.
Red raspberry leaf increases fertility, prevent miscarriage, ease morning sickness, reduce pain during labor and after birth, and assist in the production of breast milk. It also supports uterine health. It’s the herb of choice for pregnancy and women’s health.
Oatstraw is a known nervine, meaning that it soothes and nourishes the central nervous system. It may be helpful in treating anxiety, insomnia and nervousness. It’s very high in calcium and B-vitamins.
Chamomile has been used as a traditional medicine for thousands of years to calm anxiety and settle stomachs. It’s very calming and helps to relieve stress and tension.
Lemon balm is used for digestive problems, pain, headaches and mental disorders such as hysteria and melancholia. It also has calming effects and can be useful to ease anxiety and sleep problems.
And St. John’s wort is a nervine and can help with mild depression and mood disorders. It also has a sedative and pain relieving effect appropriate for treating neuralgia, anxiety and tension, and any irritable and anxious effects of menopausal changes.
I made this tea using herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs as they are very high quality. This tea is for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but can also be used for women who have depression, anxiety or neurological issue. It’s a very nourishing tea. The longer you steep it the better.
- 2 parts red raspberry leaf
- 2 parts nettle leaf
- 2 parts oat straw
- 2 parts chamomile
- 2 parts lemon balm
- 1 part st. johns wart
- 1 part hibiscus, opt
- •Mix all herbs together and store in a glass container away from heat and light. Brew for 10-15 min but the longer the better. Drink warm or cold in smoothies if you like.