Tea for morning sickness can have many benefits. Drinking a cup of herbal tea is one of the most effective ways to settle an upset tummy, especially if you are suffering from nausea associated with morning sickness.
What teas are safe to drink while pregnant?
There are lots of herbal teas available that are safe to drink while pregnant. Below are some herbal teas that are safe and offer therapeutic qualities throughout pregnancy. It is always best to check with your health care provider if you have any concerns prior to consumption. So salsa into some me-time mama and pour yourself a cup of tea. #youdeserveit
Raspberry Leaf Tea:
Raspberry Leaf tea is one of the most renowned herbal teas and is nutrient rich. It has a wide reputation as a female tonic for relieving excess menstrual bleeding. For pregnant women, it is used to prevent nausea, relieve nausea, to tone the uterus in preparation for childbirth and to reduce the pain of childbirth. It is recommended to not drink prior to 32 weeks of pregnancy. To learn more about the benefits and when to start drinking Raspberry Leaf tea click here (Raspberry Leaf Tea blog link) it is a mama’s new BFF.
Ginger has been used for centuries to ease nausea and tummy upsets. There have been numerous studies on the use of ginger to treat nausea associated with morning sickness.
Chamomile tea is known for its relaxing, calmative and anti-inflammatory properties. A cup of Chamomile tea is a lovely way to relax the mind and body before bed. It is recommended not to drink more than 2 cups of Chamomile tea per day in pregnancy.
Not only refreshing, Peppermint tea is known for its ability to act as a mild anesthetic to the stomach wall, which helps to relieve the vomiting of pregnancy and travel sickness. It is super refreshing and it is as lovely hot or cold as an iced tea.
Teas that help with nausea and morning sickness.
You’re a Mama-to-be, you’re a queen but you’ve got better places to be than staring into the porcelain throne. A cup of herbal tea could be just what you need to ease those awful waves of nausea from morning sickness. Below are some herbal teas that help with nausea and are the ingredients in our Morning Wellness blend.
One article identified nine studies and seven reviews that investigated ginger for morning sickness, nausea and vomiting. All studies reported that ginger provided a significant reduction in nausea and vomiting. If you are struggling with nausea and any smell sets you off, try your tea cold.
Chamomile is renowned for its medical and household uses. The apparently endless list of conditions can help all fall into areas that are relaxing, calminative and anti-inflammatory.
Meadowsweet is one of the best digestive remedies available. It acts to protect and soothe the mucous membranes of the digestive tract, reducing excess acidity and easing nausea. It is used in the treatment of heartburn, hyperacidity, gastritis and peptic ulceration.
Peppermint is one of the best carminative agents available. It has anti-flatulent properties and stimulates bile and digestive juice secretion and can relieve intestinal colic, flatulent dyspepsia and other associated conditions. The volatile oil acts as a mild anesthetic to the stomach wall, which helps to relieve the vomiting of pregnancy and travel sickness. It is super refreshing and it is as lovely hot or cold as an iced tea.
Our Morning Wellness Tea has been formulated by our naturopath and herbalist to assist with nausea. This blend has restored the glow of thousands of mamas before you with its powerful synergy of organic herbs. Kick the sick and get back to those sunny salutations with this calming brew. Learn more here:
- Traditional Herbology - A reference guide to herbs. Mark Pedersen
- Matthews A, Dowswell T, Haas DM, Doyle M, O'Mathúna DP. Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
- Holistic Herbal - David Hoffman