Which herbal teas can I drink?There are no US regulations which specifically address herbal teas, any herb considered fine for food use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is presumed to be safe for teas as well. If you do enjoy drinking herbal teas, there are some herbal teas which will benefit you during your pregnancy:
|Dandilion||Helps with swelling and can sooth an upset stomach|
|Ginger Root||Helps with nausea & nasal congestion|
|Nettle Leaf||Rich in iron, calcium and other minerals and vitamins|
|Peppermint||Relieves gas pains & calms the stomatch|
|Red raspberry||Helps with nausea & stablizes hormones|
- Ma Huang
Are ‘pregnancy teas’ safe?While the makers of pregnancy teas promote their products as an all-around aid and tonic for those who are expecting, there are no clinical studies which actually support these claims. Many of the pregnancy teas sold in health food stores and in the natural products sections of markets, usually all contain ingredients which may be safe to be consumed, but it is always a good idea to make sure that you check the ingredients before buying.
Can herbal teas bring on labor?There are some herbalists who maintain that raspberry tea can bring on labor. According to them, the red raspberry leaf helps relax the uterus and induce contractions. Once again, there doesn’t seem to be any proof or evidence that this is in fact true. When purchasing herbal teas to drink during your pregnancy, be sure that there are no harmful ingredients, and if you are unsure, ask a trained medical professional.
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