• Molly Rouse

Postpartum Tea

Updated: Jan 5


This is a wonderful combination of nourishing herbs to fortify new mamas! Drink it at room temperature or cold for refreshing summer hydration, or hot for a winter warm-up; add a little honey and milk for a delicious treat! From survivingtoddlerhood.com Ingredients:

Red Raspberry Leaf Lemon Balm Chamomile Nettles Dandelion Root Instructions: Put a handful of each of these herbs in a gallon jar. Fill with boiling water and let steep for at least 30 minutes. Strain, and enjoy. Store refrigerated for a few days. ********************************** Extra info: >>Most women have heard of drinking red raspberry leaf tea during pregnancy as it is known to strengthen and tone the uterus. You can also use red raspberry leaf tea during the first six weeks postpartum to help the “afterbirth” pains as they bring the uterus back to it’s normal size.

>>Red Raspberry Leaf provides B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, and iron.

>>Lemon Balm tea can be great for women who are struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety as it helps to calm the mind and balances moods. Some women find that it can decrease their milk supply, so you will want to pay close attention to that once you start using this tea.

Lemon Balm also helps to support the liver and can help you to have a more restful nights sleep. {And everyone who has been through the first year postpartum before said Amen.}

>>Chamomile is another great calming tea. During the first weeks postpartum it can help you to relax as you embrace your role as mother, calms anxiety, and also promotes good sleep. Chamomile tea can also be helpful for a little one who is colicky or struggles with constipation as it calms the digestive tract.

If you have any allergies to flowers from the daisy or ragweed family, you will most likely want to avoid chamomile tea.

>>Nettle Leaf tea can help pregnant women who want to avoid hemorrhage and for postpartum women it helps to build up iron stores again. This is another tea that helps to calm the body and it can also help to boost your breastmilk supply.

Nettle Leaf is high in Vitamin K, Iron, and Calcium.

>>Dandelion root tea can be drunk as a straight tea, or you can use it as a coffee substitute, and make yummy lattes with it. Dandelion tea helps to detox the liver and some women find that it also stimulates breastmilk production. It is high in vitamin C and vitamin A both of which are needed to help your body repair tears and skin tissue.

Besides vitamins C and A, Dandelion root is also high in Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium. And for those who struggle with constipation in the first weeks postpartum, dandelion root tea can be a helpful but gentle laxative.

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