Depending on which recipe you look at, pregnancy tea recipes tend to be made with as few as 2 or 3 herbs, or up to 6 or so. I’ve used 8 for the ultimate pregnancy tea recipe!
You don’t have to use them all. And some may not be to your taste, or suitable for your particular situation. So definitely look into that yourself before making this tea or any other mix.
I go through each herb and the particular benefits, as well as the taste, in this post here. (And also suggest other uses for the herbs as well.) So you can check that out to decide what you might want to use or leave out.
The main 2 are the Raspberry Leaf and the Nettle Leaf. After that, it’s up to preference, taste, and what you feel your body needs. And if you want to go for the super boost, particular during the third trimester – then make this super-tea with all these herb.
Even the ingredients like rose buds, that aren’t essential, and largely there for taste (and because rosebuds look pretty!) still have their own great benefits. So I like to include them all. But it’s totally up to you.
And then use or adapt this simple recipe for your own health packed pregnancy tea.
(I bought my herbs online – search around for a reputable sources. Even though they were a bit more expensive, I went with all organic.)
Pregnancy TeaPrint This
- 50g Raspberry Leaf
- 50g Nettle Leaf
- 25g Dandelion Leaf
- 25g Oatstraw
- 25g Alfalfa
- 15g Spearmint
- 15g Rosehips
- 15g Rose Buds
Mix all the herbs together in a bowl so they are evenly distributed.
Then transfer to a jar for storage. (Using a wide mouthed funnel or even a rolled piece of paper helps to transfer the mix without so much mess.)
When you make up your tea, use approximately 1 heaped tablespoon per cup of boiling water. So if you’re making up a batch for the day, you could use three tablespoons of tea mix & 3 cups of water.
Let it steep for at least 10 minutes. But preferably several hours & even overnight to get an infusion that draws out the most benefit from the herbs.
Strain & drink hot or cold, with honey if you like the sweetness to balance out the herbal-ness.
Store the rest in the fridge, drink within a day or two.
Measurements are approximate. You can adapt or adjust it to taste. Not all herbs are essential - the main ones to always use are Raspberry Leaf & Nettle.