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
Raspberry Leaf: can be used abundantly throughout
pregnancy, especially the last trimester. It
the active alkaloid fragrine, which has a special
influence onthe pelvic region and the uterus. It
strengthens and tones the reproductive organs
prevent morning sickness, miscarriage, and
It can help reduce pain during labor and after birth
and prepare the uterus to work more effectively.
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
the blood, nourishes the kidneys, adrenal glands,
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
Alfalfa: High in vitamin A, D, E, B6, and K,
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
Oatstraw: Deeply soothing and nourishing for the
nervous system, it can help prevent insomnia, leg
cramps, and withdrawals from caffeine or other
Excellent source of calcium, magnesium, vitamin B,
C, and E. For more nervous system support, the
tincture may be taken daily.
Dandelion Root andLeaf: The root is a digestive
and liver strengthener. The leaves are high in
potassium, act as a mild diuretic, and are helpful
Red Clover: nourishes the reproductive and
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
Chamomile: calming, relaxing, and soothing for
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
in the middle of the night. Make a strong tea before
bed, drink some and leave the rest on your bedside
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
jar or french press, add 4 cups boiling water,
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
help the milk flow. Mix a large batch of the dry
together and store in an airtight container away
heat and light. To make this infusion, place a
1/4 cup into a quart jar or french press, add
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.