Herbal teas have been safely used by women for generations during pregnancy. You can blend them with German chamomile tea or peppermint. Use them wisely and in moderation for best results. Sweeten with honey and add vanilla if you like. Read all the labels first. Here are a few herbs that are helpful during pregnancy.
Necessary for healthy blood clotting after birthing. Increases breast milk
Cleans the liver, detoxifies and relieves morning sickness.
Relieves fluid retention. Helps to prevent varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Strengthens the kidneys and adrenal glands. Increases breast milk.
Oat Straw Tea
Relieves nervous tension and promotes sleep. High in calcium and magnesium, builds healthy bones.
Raspberry Leaf Tea
Strengthens the uterus. Can be taken during the entire pregnancy safely. Helps with contractions during birthing. Makes great ice cubes to suck on mixed with mint tea.
Rich in vitamin C which is good for maintaining healthy collagen levels which prevents stretch marks. It also boosts the immune system and strengthens the circulatory system.
Avoid these herbs while pregnant:
Angelica, buckthorn bark, camphor, cascara segrada, caraway seeds, castor, catnip, celery, dong quai, ephedra, flax, horseradish, hyssop, larkspur.