The Eternally Brilliant (Pregnancy) Tea Recipe

October 13 2012 by Kelly O'Brien Pahman

I recieved this recipe while at my training at NITE. It was provided by our teacher Beth Bailey Barbeau who uses it freely at her store Indigo Forest in Ann Arbor MI.

I absolutly love the layout and have made a few adjustments but not enough to take any credit for it. So... thank you Beth!

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When pregnant with Brendan I drank this daily and felt that it helped me get the minerals I needed and as though it relieved many common ailments of pregnancy such as aches and pains, nausea, restless leg among others.

I have close friends who claim that this tea has done wonders for thier cycles and alieviated what was once a miserable season for them.

The nettle in this tea is also a fantastic immune support and whole families enjoy the health benefits of it!

So without further ado:

 

 

 

Pregnancy Tea

(Aka: Family Health Tea, Strong Man Tea, or Everything your uterus needs in order to succeed in life)

Base                                                                           Additional Herbs

1/3 cup Red Raspberry Leaves                                  1/8-1/4 cup Alfalfa

1/3 cup Nettle Leaves                                                1/8-1/4 cup Chamomile

                                                                                       1/8-1/4 cup Dandelion

                                                                                       1/8-1/4 cup Red Clover

                                                                                       1/8-1/4 cup Rosehip

                                                                                       1/8-1/4 cup Spearmint

 

Directions: Place leaves in a half gallon Mason jar (a French press works nicely as well) and fill to the top with almost boiling water. Cap lightly and let steep overnight. Strain out herbs and refrigerate liquid until needed. The brew can be drunk freely, up to 2 quarts daily if desired.  (1 to 2, 8 oz. glasses a day throughout pregnancy)

Red Raspberry Leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins C, A, and B complex and the minerals phosphorus, potassium, and Iron and Calcium in a form that is easy to assimilate. Benefits of drinking Red Raspberry Leaf tea before and throughout pregnancy include: Increased fertility in both men and women (when combined with red clover), helps prevent miscarriage and hemorrhage, tones the uterus, eases morning sickness, reduces pain during labor and after birth, works to encourage the uterus to let go and function without tension, and assistance in the production of plentiful breast milk.

Nettle Leaves are rich in virtually every vitamin and mineral needed for growth and human health. Vitamins A, C, D and K and the minerals calcium, potassium, phosphorus, Iron, and sulfur are particularly abundant. Benefits of drinking Nettle tea before and throughout pregnancy include: nourishing and strengthening the kidneys, increases fertility in men and women, nourishing to mother and fetus, eases leg cramps and other muscle spasms, diminishes pain during and after birth, prevents hemorrhage after birth, reduces, hemorrhoids, and increases the richness and amount of breast milk.

Alfalfa this “King of Herbs” helps the body assimilate protein, calcium, and other nutrients. Its contents are balanced for complete absorption and it is the richest land source of trace minerals. Alfalfa contains a very rich supply of vitamins A, K, and D, as well as minerals phosphorus, iron, potassium and eight essential enzymes. The combination of alfalfa and mint tea has historically been regarded as a soothing beverage to aid the process of digestion.

Chamomile flower is a beneficial and trustworthy herb to have on hand as it is a soothing sedative with no harmful effects. It can be used externally for eczema and inflammation. As a tea it is good for the nerves and for menstrual cramps and helps rejuvenate the texture of hair and skin and helps maintain a youthful mental alertness. It has a high content of calcium, magnesium, and also contains potassium, Iron, manganese, zinc and vitamin A.

Dandelion benefits the liver and has the ability to clear obstructions and stimulates the liver to detoxify poisons. It contains all the nutritive salts needed by the body to purify the blood. Dandelion promotes healthy circulation, strengthens weak arteries, cleanses skin blemishes, and helps restore gastric balance in those who have suffered from severe vomiting. The herb is a natural source of protein and is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E and is an excellent source of potassium, calcium, and sodium.

Red Clover is useful as a tonic to the nerves and as a sedative for nervous exhaustion it is purifying to the blood and is a valuable dietary supplement because it supplies vitamin A and is high in iron, magnesium, calcium, and copper. It contains vitamins C, F, P and B-complex, some selenium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, sodium and tin.

Rosehips are an excellent source of vitamin C and are also rich in vitamins A, E, B complex, D and rutin, as well as the minerals, iron, sodium, potassium, sulfur, and silica. They are very nourishing to the skin and help prevent and reduce infections.

Spearmint aids in digestion and is excellent in stopping vomiting during pregnancy. It stimulates gastric secretions and is credited with biliary secretion. It is a gentle and effective remedy for babies with colic. It is and excellent source of vitamins C, A, and contains B complex, calcium, sulfur, iron, iodine, magnesium and potassium.

 

 

*Remember this is intended for educational purposes and not intended to replace your care provider*

Comments
Katharine Harger
Thank you Kelly. This tea looks great, and I can't wait to try it. I have used nettles and red clover years ago with wonderful benefits. This is a great reminder to get back to what God gave us!
2/5/2013 10:05:08 AM
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