Posted on | June 15, 2011 | No Comments
Herbal Teas and Tisanes
Teas and tisanes “herbal teas” can be so much more than an enjoyable beverage! Did you know that there are teas that boost fertility, tone the uterus, and help you have a healthy pregnancy? These are some of my favorite teas for women who are trying to conceive or are already expecting. They all have a pleasant taste, as well as added health benefits!
Nettle Leaf Tea
Nettle leaves contain an awful lot of vitamins and minerals – vitamins A, C, D and K and iron, potassium and calcium. With all that goodness, it is hardly surprising that nettle leaf tea is known as a fertility booster for both men and women. During pregnancy, sipping this tea regularly can help you prevent iron-deficiency anemia, hemorrhoids, leg cramps and urinary tract infections.
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
Red raspberry leaf tea, also called simply RRL tea, is increasingly popular among pregnant women and is known as a uterine tonic. This tea contains large amounts of calcium which benefit both you and your baby, as well as vitamin C, E and other minerals. Not only does RRL tea increase your fertility, it is also said to prevent miscarriage and help reduce pregnancy signs and symptoms like morning sickness, and help bring in breast milk after birth. Besides that, it just tastes great!
Teas To Fight Morning Sickness
Peppermint is a natural nausea remedy, and drinking this tea throughout the first trimester when you are feeling rough can go a long way in reducing morning sickness. Other women do better with lemon and ginger tea, which also combat pregnancy nausea and vomiting, or fennel seed tea. Fennel seed tea can also come in handy later on in pregnancy when you are suffering from heartburn. Drink a cup as soon as you finish a meal for the best effect.
This common kitchen ingredient can be used in tea. Many women have problems with varicose veins during pregnancy, and herbalists recommend parsley tea to both prevent and soothe them.