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estee - November 20

hi everybody! i just want to let you know about tea infusions. you all probably know how imprtant it is to drink lots of water, but why not drink water plus some great herbs? exactly: it's the wonder medicine TEA!! Nutritive and Healing Herbal Teas for Pregnancy and B--tfeeding Raspberry Leaf: can be used abundantly throughout pregnancy, especially the last trimester. It contains the active alkaloid fragrine, which has a special influence onthe pelvic region and the uterus. It strengthens and tones the reproductive organs helping prevent morning sickness, miscarriage, and hemorrhage. It can help reduce pain during labor and after birth and prepare the uterus to work more effectively. Rich in vitamin C, E, and iron. Nettles: Good for everything! This nurtrient rich tonic is high in vitamin A, C, D, and K, calcium, potassium, iron, and chlorophyll. It cleans and builds the blood, nourishes the kidneys, adrenal glands, and circulatory system ( reducing hemorrhoids), strengthens the urinary tract, aids in preventing anemia, varicosities, kidney and bladder infections, leg cramps, and glucosuria ( sugar in the urine), is both a diuretic and a hemostatic, is great for relieving constipation, and it encourages milk production! Alfalfa: High in vitamin A, D, E, B6, and K, calcium, magnesium, iron, trace minerals, and chlorophyll. It can help to prevent anemia, hemorrhage, and constipation. Alfalfa tablets can also be taken, especially to help alleviate morning sickness and heartburn. Oatstraw: Deeply soothing and nourishing for the nervous system, it can help prevent insomnia, leg cramps, and withdrawals from caffeine or other drugs. Excellent source of calcium, magnesium, vitamin B, A, C, and E. For more nervous system support, the tincture may be taken daily. Dandelion Root andLeaf: The root is a digestive tonic and liver strengthener. The leaves are high in potassium, act as a mild diuretic, and are helpful in relieving edema. Red Clover: nourishes the reproductive and circulatory systems and balances the endocrine system. Rich in calcium, magnesium, trace minerals, and an excellent fertility herb when used with raspberry leaf. Rose Hips: High in Vitamin C and yummy! Lemon Balm: A gentle nervine. It helps to calm the spirit, reduce tension, and aid digestion. Mint: cooling, flavorful, relieves nausea and indigestion. Caution use with heartburn, and esophageal reflux as it can relax the lower esophageal sphincter. Chamomile: calming, relaxing, and soothing for cramps, mental tension, insomnia, nausea, headaches, indigestion .Do not exceed more than one cup a day. Passionflower: A gentle and safe sedative, great for insomnia, especially when one can?t fall back to sleep in the middle of the night. Make a strong tea before bed, drink some and leave the rest on your bedside to sip if you awake. These teas can be prepared ( alone or combined) as infusions nightly and enjoyed the following day. To make an infusion, place 1 cup dried herb into a quart jar or french press, add 4 cups boiling water, cover, and steep for a minimum of 30 min, preferably overnight. Strain, sweeten if desired, and drink 1-4 cups daily. Refrigerated it will last up to 3 days. Aviva Jill Romm?s Nourishment Tea for Pregnancy, Labor, and Nursing 2 parts red raspberry leaf 2 parts nettle 1 part oatstraw 1/2 part alfalfa 1/2 part rose hips 1/2 part red clover 1/4 part spearmint leaf This tea is a highly nutritive, overall birth preparation brew. It is also helpful postpartum and to help the milk flow. Mix a large batch of the dry herbs together and store in an airtight container away from heat and light. To make this infusion, place a heaping 1/4 cup into a quart jar or french press, add boiling water, cover, and steep for a minimum of 30 min, a maximum or 2 hours. Strain, sweeten if desired, and drink 1-4 cups daily.


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