Throughout pregnancy, expecting mothers have the unique opportunity to make lifestyle choices that are beneficial for both the mother and the unborn baby. One of the healthiest and most natural of these options is the consumption of nettle tea. Nettle tea has long been used as a medicinal beverage and is an excellent choice for pregnant mothers who want to ensure their health during pregnancy. It is packed with a variety of health benefits, some of which are especially important for pregnant women. In this blog post, we will explore the many benefits of nettle tea for pregnancy and discuss why this beverage is such an important addition to a mother-to-be’s diet. From nourishing the body to providing essential vitamins and minerals, nettle tea is a powerful addition to a healthy pregnancy.
Nettle Leaf Benefits
I started consuming nettle tea after working with a neighborhood herbalist back in Brooklyn years ago, and it has so many advantages for everyone, whether or not they are pregnant, including reducing inflammation, heart and kidney health, bone health, benefits for the urinary tract system, immune system support, aiding with digestion, and more.
Nettle leaf, also known as urtica dioca, is one of the best nourishing tonics known, according to Susun Weed’s book Wisewoman Herbal for the Childbearing Year. It is said to contain the most chlorophyll of any herb. This herb contains nearly all of the vitamins and minerals known to be essential for human health and growth. Nettles are particularly rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and the vitamins A, C, D, and K.
I also learned that nettle leaf is believed to increase fertility in both men and women as we started trying to conceive, so I started drinking it again.
However, nettle leaf may be one of the most nourishing herbs for expectant mothers due to its kidney benefits. Your body produces up to 50% more blood during pregnancy, and the main function of our kidneys is to filter and clean our blood
Nettle leaf helps with low energy brought on by low iron levels and chronic fatigue during pregnancy (which has been a major symptom for me in all trimesters).
Nettle Tea Benefits In Pregnancy For Diabetes:
Nettle tea, according to research, can regulate blood sugar levels by encouraging the pancreas to produce more insulin. During pregnancy, the spike in blood sugar level is common. Therefore, drinking nettle tea regularly will help your body keep your blood sugar levels within normal ranges.
Throughout your pregnancy, it is advised that you drink red raspberry and nettle tea as follows: 3–4 tablespoons of nettle and red raspberry to 1 quart of boiling water. Let steep for 2-4 hours. Strain and refrigerate. Drink one cup per day during the first trimester, two cups per day during the second, and three cups per day during the third trimester, hot or cold. Sucking on red raspberry frozen chips during labor can aid placenta expulsion and stop bleeding.
Red raspberry and nettle are considered to be nourishing herbs. They are the category of herbs that can be used without risk for long periods of time and in large doses. They provide the body with nourishment and replenishment, especially for the kidneys, liver, and adrenals. Calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamins C, E, A, and B complex are all present in red raspberries.
By strengthening the uterine muscles, raspberry lowers morning sickness, prevents miscarriage and hemorrhage, and lessens labor pain. Nettle also contains calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A, C, D, and K, as well as more chlorophyll than any other herb. Because of its high calcium content, nettle is particularly helpful for leg cramps and other muscle spasms. The vitamins in nettle boost blood iron levels and lower hemorrhage risk. Additionally, it increases the amount of breast milk a mother produces and strengthens the blood vessels, which lowers the risk of hemorrhoids.
Can I drink nettle tea when pregnant?
What teas should you avoid when pregnant?
Black, green, white, matcha, chai, and oolong teas are all sourced from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. They contain caffeine — a natural stimulant that should be limited during pregnancy.
What tea is best for pregnancy?
- Ginger. Ginger teas are considered safe to drink during pregnancy and ginger has been known to help with nausea, vomiting, and morning sickness. …
- Lemon Balm. …
- Peppermint. …
- Rose. …
- Raspberry Leaf.