It’s important to take care of yourself especially during pregnancy and postpartum! More than anything, you want to nourish yourself so that you can grow a healthy baby, and strengthen your body to handle the labor and birth. This is a delicious tea that will be a pleasure to enjoy every day!
Approximately a 3oz bag. This will last you for a long time!
ABOUT THE HERBS
Nettle leaf is a tonic herb that strengthens and tones the entire system, and is particularly useful as a fertility support in both men and women. In traditional herbal medicine, nettles are thought to ease leg cramps, and possibly even ease the pain of childbirth. Nettle is particularly rich in carotene, vitamin C, manganese, iron, calcium, zinc and chromium. As the mother passes anything she eats to her baby both during pregnancy and breastfeeding, nettle will not only nourish her body, but also her little baby. Also, after birth, nettle is a great herb to promote a higher milk supply.
Red Raspberry Leaf
Raspberry Leaf has an important place in traditional and folk medicine for its use as an herb for women – specifically, during pregnancy. Herbalists have found that red raspberry leaf acts as a uterine tonic, and it is used in folk medicine to not only prepare the body for birth, but to shorten labors. Susun Weed (a renowned herbalist) notes that red raspberry leaf acts to tone the uterus so that, during labor, contractions work more effectively, making birth easier and faster. There was also another study done that found that women who consumed raspberry leaf tea during their pregnancy were less likely to receive interventions like C-sections, forceps or vacuum-extraction births than women who did not consume the tea.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Scoop about 3 teaspoons of your herbal mixture into a quart mason jar, and bring some water to a boil. Pour it into a mason jar and stir to incorporate.
2. Let it steep for at least 30 minutes. If you want to get the full benefit of these herbs you can even make it the day before and steep it overnight (about 8 hours is good).
3. Strain out the herbs and enjoy your tea! You can reheat it if ya like, or drink as an iced tea. I personally like to reheat it and add some raw cream and honey!
About 2 cups a day during your second trimester and a whole quart a day during your third is recommended. But talk to your own midwife or doctor to see what amount is right for you.
INGREDIENTS: Nettle leaf, red raspberry leaf, chamomile flowers.