DIY Strong Womb Tea Recipe
Once you reach the last month of pregnancy, you’re grasping at anything that will support you naturally to feel strong, relaxed, calm and ready for birth.
What’s more, our maternal nesting instinct calls us to create things for ourselves that soothe, nourish and protect us and our growing babies.
True, there are lots of pregnancy and postpartum teas on the market. But making your own tea is really a game changer in terms of feeling in charge of your connection to your womb, your baby and your maternal instincts.
When you blend your own teas, you have the ability to modify the proportions of the ingredients, or to add or exclude herbs to your liking. It’s the best feeling to drink a cup of tea that you blended yourself.
This Strong Womb tea is ideal for the last month of pregnancy and the first month postpartum. The combination of ingredients makes it a wonderful natural approach to help tone uterine muscles, provide nourishment, and prepare the womb for childbirth. A shareable version of this recipe can be found at the bottom of this post.
My favorite place to source these tea leaves in the US is www.mountainroseherbs.com because of their commitment to the earth and high-quality, pure, organic ingredients.
Red Raspberry Leaf – Rich in iron, this herb has helped tone the uterus, increase milk production, decrease nausea, and ease labor pains. The red raspberry leaf also contains many essential minerals such as phosphorus, potassium and an easily assimilated form of calcium. An increased availability of calcium is necessary in controlling nerve response to pain during childbirth and in aiding bone development in the fetus. It also contains fragrine, an alkaloid that helps tone the muscles of the pelvic region including the uterus.
Fennel Seed – to help relieve nausea, which is common in the first trimester of pregnancy. Fennel seed can help to stimulate appetite. It can also help to relieve indigestion.
Rose Petals – Very good source of Vitamin C and helps boost the immune system and the body’s ability to absorb iron. Rose petals are also associated with reduced symptoms of depression, calmed nerves, increased circulation and improved digestion.
Alfalfa Leaf – Has Vitamin A, D, E and K; particularly good in later pregnancy to boost Vitamin K, which helps prevent postpartum hemorrhage.
Spearmint Leaf – Helpful in relieving nausea, flatulence and indigestion.
Chamomile Buds – High in calcium and magnesium, also helps with sleeplessness and inflammation of joints.
1) Pour equal amounts of the loose teas into a large bowl. Optional, add more or less of certain tea leaves to your desired taste.
2) Stir the tea leaves lightly with a wooden spoon until the tea leaves are evenly distributed.
3) Store your blended tea leaves in a glass jar with a sealed lid or portion out into individual tea bags like these cute unbleached natural disposable tea bags.
4) Enjoy a cup of tea every night in the months before and after labor to support your womb and wellbeing.
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