Thursday, May 29, 2014

{tutorial} DIY Herbal Pregnancy Tea Blend

This is the pregnancy tea blend that I have been drinking throughout my third trimester. The recipe is inspired by Rosemary Gladstar's home study course and other herbal reference books that I have. It is full of  herbs that contain vitamins and minerals as well as herbs that are great for helping the body prepare for birth. I would recommend that you research and learn about any herb that you are going to take before you use it. Get to know and feel the herb. Don't just take it because someone tells you to or says that it is good for you. 


Herbal Pregnancy Tea Blend
4 parts dried Peppermint and/or Spearmint Leaf
3 parts dried Red Raspberry Leaf
3 parts dried Lemon Grass
2 parts dried Nettle Leaf
2 parts dried Strawberry Leaf
2 parts dried Oatstraw
1 part dried Comfry Leaf

Optional herbs to add:
 Rose Petals 
 Chamomile - I add chamomile to my tea when I drink it at night because I love the flavor. 
Hibiscus 

Mix all herbs in an airtight jar. Store in a dark location. To use - make an infusion - To make a cup of tea put 1 tsp. of dried pregnancy tea blend in a cup, add 1 cup of boiling water. To make a quart of tea put 2 Tbsp of dried tea blend into a quart jar and cover with 1 quart of boiling water. Cover tightly and let steep anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight (the longer the tea steeps the stronger the tea will be). (If you are following our Herbal Learning Guide, we talked about infusions in our last lesson!). Drink daily. 1-3 cups of tea daily is usually recommended as a general guideline for drinking infusions from most herbal reference books.  I personally drink up to a quart per day in my third trimester. 

Notes: 
*Try to only use organic herbs from a reputable supplier (I buy herbs online from Mountain Rose Herbs and at our local health food store who carries Starwest Botanics).
*It is always best to check with your health care provider before starting any long term herbal regimen. 
*Refrigerate any leftover tea - tea will store 1-2 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
*My midwife ok'd this tea blend for my personal use (I'm in my third trimester). That does not necessarily mean that it is beneficial or safe for everyone. Please do your own research!



45 comments :

  1. This sounds delicious, and I'm not even with child. :-)

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  2. How exciting that you are so close to holding your baby!! This sounds like a healing tea for you.

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  3. sounds a nice natural recipe and safe for pregnancy.

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  4. I like tea allot.. can someone drink this without being pregnant? sorry for the dumb question..

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    1. You sure can :) Most of these herbs are nourishing and full of vitamins and minerals. If I were you, I would look up the herbs and read up on their healing properties if you want to try taking it for an extended period of time.

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    2. Thanks for the advice! I will be doing just that!

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  5. That looks like an awesome blend. I love drinking tea.

    Michelle F.

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  6. I like tea every now and again. It's nice to know it stores in the refrigerator in an air tight container.

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  7. It sounds like quite the wonderful blend of flavors! I would like that myself.

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  8. Wow such a very organic way though I never know about this stuff but my mom would be better than me about this. I also remember the herb tutorials and your backyard with herbs. Great!

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  9. I have never heard of anyone having a pregnancy herbal blend before. It was very interesting to read this post. I am wondering if non-pregnant women can have this.

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  10. I wish I had known this a couple of months ago! Brilliant!

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  11. I heard a lot of people using this when I was pregnant.

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  12. This is a wonderful combination of flavors in the tea! Sounds good for everyone!

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  13. You have a lovely family. Good advice about getting your tea from a reputable dealer. Thanks for sharing your recipe

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  14. I am going to forward this to my sister in law who just found out she's having another baby :)

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  15. Sounds like a great blend and great to drink even if not pregnant.Thanks for sharing this.

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  16. wow thanks for sharing, I will pass this along to my expecting friends!

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  17. Great information on a particular tea that I have not heard of before. Very nicely presented!

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  18. I'll have to try this for some of my pregnant friends! Thanks!

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  19. I love different herb teas and often make my own too. I would have loved to have had this recipe when I was pregnant.

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  20. I will have to share this with my pregnant Sister in law. She is sicker the 2nd time around.

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  21. Well I'm not pregnant and never will be again but I want to try this tea! I really enjoy a good tea!

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  22. Oh, this looks like good stuff! It's always good to find something nice and natural like this for pregnancy health!

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  23. What a great home remedy! I had heard about tea for pregnancy but didn't have much information before this, thank you!

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  24. This looks very interesting, I've never done DIY tea before. I need to try this!

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  25. There's nothing like a hot cup of tea. I would have definitely tried this when I was pregnant.

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  26. This sounds like a great tea blend. I've never made my own tea blend before, I always buy them.

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  27. What an interesting sounding recipe, I'll have to keep it on hand for friends :) x

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  28. This would be very cute to put in a little jar and give it to a gift for a mother to be :)

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  29. Yummy, I love all sorts of different teas... no need to be pregnant.

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  30. My husband is an avid tea drinker. I will ask him to make some up for me soon. It looks like a great blend.

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  31. I soooo wished for a soothing tea like this when I was pregnant! Gosh! A little too late but I know I could always pass it on.

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  32. That's interesting! Never made my own tea blends before. I bet it taste great!

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  33. Teas are very calming and I'm sure they are a great beverage to have when pregnant as long as the doctor says it's okay.

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  34. I wish I liked tea, but I've never found one I enjoyed. Maybe I should mix my own.

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  35. I love a good vitamin dense herbal tea for pregnancy! I probably wouldn't use comphry wile pregnant because of the high PA's (its one of those often argued issues among herbalists) since there are other good nutritious herbs without them. Otherwise it sounds great. :)

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  36. That sounds nice and refreshing. I should try it even if I a not preggers

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  37. I'm not pregnant (that ship has officially permanently sailed with my recent hysterectomy), but this tea sounds fantastic for anyone. The peppermint would be great for my upset stomach.

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  38. i would like to try this even though Im not pregnant. Looks great for anyone.

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  39. I want to try this tea and I'm not pregnant. This looks like a great tea.

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  40. Love pregnancy teas! I usually stick to just RRL but I should look into adding others.

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  41. I've never tried making my own tea blend, but it sounds really good!

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  42. Really interesting, I never thought about making my own blend. I've seen pregnancy teas like this that you can purchase. I love RRL, I'll have to give this a try.

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