Pregnancy Herbal Tea from Vana Tisanes
Pregnancy Herbal Tea is a gentle, nourishing tisane with mild, earthy, and slightly sweet herbs. Alfalfa Leaf, Dandelion, Nettle, and Raspberry Leaf ground and support this pregnancy blend with their earthy and grassy flavors. Ginger Root gives Pregnancy Herbal Tea a hint of spice which is complemented by the minty flavor of Peppermint Leaf.
Alfalfa Leaf: Alfalfa Leaf is a superfood due to its high vitamins, amino acids, and mineral content including magnesium, calcium, iron, sulfur, potassium, sodium, chlorine, phosphorus, silicon, and vitamins C, E, and K. Vitamin K in particular is important in helping the body to form blood clots, which decreases the risk of hemorrhage and reduces postpartum bleeding. Alfalfa Leaf is beneficial in reducing morning sickness and increasing breastmilk supply.
Chamomile Flower: Chamomile Flower is full of antioxidants, including apigenin which is a compound that binds to certain receptors in the brain to promote relaxation and sleepiness. It has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and analgesic properties which are helpful in reducing joint pain.
Dandelion Leaf: Dandelion Leaf helps to prevent UTIs by reducing swelling, increasing urine production, and preventing crystals from forming in the urine. It is full of antioxidants, in a powerful anti-inflammatory herb, and nutrient dense with high levels of vitamins A, B, C, E, K, folate, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Dandelion is also high in soluble fiber which supports the growth and maintenance of a healthy gut bacteria in the digestive tract.
Dandelion Root: Dandelion Root benefits the female reproductive systems by helping to regulate hormone production. It plays a significant role in the detoxification of the body, which plays a crucial role in eliminating excess hormones in the body.
Ginger Root: Ginger Root is rich in antioxidants which combat inflammation and boosts the immune system. Ginger Root also has powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties that enhance immune response.
Nettle Leaf: Nettle Leaf is one of the most nutritious of the spring greens, containing high levels of vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, potassium, folic acid, B vitamins, vitamin K, and essential amino acids. Nettle Leaf is beneficial in strengthening the kidneys and adrenals, relieving fluid retention. The herb also supports the vascular system, which can help prevent varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Postpartum, Nettle Leaf is an effective galactagogue which helps to increase breastmilk supply in nursing mothers.
Oat Straw: Oat Straw is highly nutritious and is an excellent source of iron, manganese, and zinc. Oat Straw contains a unique group of antioxidants called avenanthramides, which are beneficial to improving heart health, increase blood flow, and boosts production of nitric oxide which helps dilate blood vessels. The antioxidants in Oat Straw also help to reduce inflammation, which decreases the risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions. It is also beneficial for improving cognitive function by improving memory, concentration, and attention span. Oat Straw helps to reduce anxiety, relieve stress, and ease depression.
Peppermint Leaf: Peppermint Leaf has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties that helps to calm the muscles of the stomach and improve the flow of bile, which the body uses to digest fats. It helps to alleviate bloating, gas and indigestion.
Raspberry Leaf: Raspberry Leaf is full of B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, iron, and antioxidants. The antioxidants in Raspberry Leaf help protect the cells from damage caused by free radicals. Raspberry Leaf is excellent for strengthening the uterine muscles so that they work optimally during labor, and postpartum it helps to slow bleeding and promotes uterine recovery. Additionally, the herb is high in magnesium and calcium which help to relieve leg cramps. It also is helpful in soothing upset stomach and easing morning sickness.