Craving for soothing and comforting aromatic tea? But worried if it is safe to drink herbal teas in pregnancy? The soon mums-to-be may have heard of advises on limiting caffeinated drinks and Teas during pregnancy, and might have been confused Which Teas are safe in pregnancy, as we are concerned on the effect of herbs on developing fetus.
Nutrihealthline.com explains on Pregnancy Safe Teas and benefits of sipping Tea during Pregnancy.
1. Ginger Tea
Ginger Tea is not only safe tea to consume, but it also helps your relieve of nausea, morning sickness, and aids in the digestion process and relieves stomach woes. It can treat cold and sore throat as it helps to clear up congestion. Add four to five Ginger sliced pieces to boiled water. Strain and drink the tea warm. You can add honey if you desire.
2. Raspberry Leaf Tea
Raspberry Leaf Tea is beneficial in preparing the uterus for labour and helping you in protecting from post-partum hemorrhage. Raspberry Leaf Tea also contains calcium and magnesium, and you can consume the tea from second trimester onwards. Start by drinking one cup of Raspberry Leaf Tea per day from 24 weeks and then you can increase to three cups by 37 weeks.
3. Dandelion Leaf Tea
Dandelion Leaf Tea is rich in potassium and has diuretic properties that provide support in late pregnancy in fluid retention. It is also rich in Vitamin A, calcium and iron, and can treat mild edema and nourish the liver. You can add dandelion leaf to another tea since it has bitter and grassy taste.
4. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint Tea eases upset stomach and provides relief from nausea, vomiting and other morning sickness symptoms. It not only has breath-freshening properties but helps relax your stomach muscles and treats heartburn, gas and bloating during pregnancy. It also aids in helping you sleep better.
5. Rooibos Tea
Rooibos tea is one of the highly recommended Herbal Teas during pregnancy. Not only is it caffeine free, but is packed with calcium, magnesium and loads of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals, and thus is great for the skin. Sipping Rooibos Tea eases colic and reflux, and shows a positive effect on digestion. Rooibos is tastier with milk and honey, and is recommended to Children as well. Rooibos tea also helps your body absorb iron, essential mineral for pregnancy and postpartum.
Teas To Avoid During Pregnancy
Besides limiting your caffeine intake during pregnancy, avoid these herbal teas that may cause side effects-
- Don Quai
- Penny royal (known to cause miscarriage)
- Licorice Root Tea
- Oolong Tea
- Green Tea
- Black Tea *Results may vary from person to person and results are not guaranteed