Guide to Drinking Tea for Fertility and Throughout Pregnancy
When we drink tea we are consuming herbs in a more potent way than if we were to eat them. All herbs are medicinal and should be treated in such regard.
This means it is best you do not over stimulate your body with too many herbal teas. Also, due to the fact teas are not regulated and not many tests have been done on teas for fertility and pregnancy you are advised to “Body Test” before you consume any teas.
Body Testing will teach you how to listen to your body. Our body speaks, we just need to listen to it in order to get personalised, truthful guidance.
Top teas for fertility
The best combination of herbs for fertility is the Vitamin C rich Powerfully Pure Fertility Tea blended with organic rose buds and wild stinging nettle. It is equivalent to 30 oranges worth of Vitamin C.
This combination helps to nourish your ovaries and prepare your womb lining and more. Click here for full details…
Commonly known herbs and herbal teas for fertility
- Nettle Leaf*
- Rose bud
- Some green teas (only if caffeine free) or limited to one cup per day
* Mixed reviews about consuming these herbs when pregnant, the only way to be sure is to “Body Test” these because only your intuitive guidance system can give you an accurate answer.
Thai Black Ginger tea for fertility and pregnancy
Did you know that organic Thai Black Ginger powder is a delicious and nutritious way to support your digestive health (improving your gut biome) and so much more?
- Thai black ginger helps to fuel your digestive juices
- Thai black ginger helps to warm your womb to prepare for baby’s coming
- Thai black ginger helps to restore energy to your cells
- Thai black ginger helps to reduce inflammation of the reproductive system
- Thai black ginger is anti-allergenic (is a natural anti-allergy treatment)
- Thai black ginger helps the body to release fat (it has anti-obesity properties)
Read more and get yours in the Powerfully Pure shop, here…
Ginger tea recipe for fertility
Break open a capsule, empty the contents into clean hot boiling water
Add a dash of cold water and stir
Add some Fertility Honey (whole bee hive honey) for additional sweetness and shot of vitamins A, B’s, E, K, propolis and royal jelly in a 100% bio-available form.
You can enjoy this drink any time of day or night to help warm your body by increasing circulation to your reproductive system and digestive system. Digestive health is imperative for fertility and for ensuring you and your baby absorb the nutrients you consume from your food.
Not so commonly known herbs for fertility
– Don’t be put off if you have not heard of them, see how and why these could support you
- Burdock Root
- Dong Quai*
- Yellow Dock
- Wild Yam
Ashwagandha benefits – herb for fertility
An Ayurvedic fertility tonic that is used to nourish the ovaries and uterus. Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic fertility herb (commonly used in India) for nourishing and balancing:
- the ovaries
- the uterus
- the thyroid (part of the endocrine system which governs metabolism and is essential it works well for fertility and pregnancy)
- feelings of depression
- feelings of anxiety
- the body’s energy reserve
You can also enjoy ashwaghanda in the Powerfully Pure Ultimate Fertility Superfood Blend, read more here…
Burdock root benefits – herb for fertility
Burdock root is commonly used in Japan to support the liver in the removal of excess hormones (namely oestrogen) as well as other toxins that can hinder pregnancy. Fertility requires the liver to function well in order to maintain hormonal balance.
Dong Quai benefits – herb for fertility
The Chinese herb Dong Quai can increase oxygenated blood to the fallopian tube, ovaries and uterus. Dong Quai is used for regulating hormones and supporting the uterine system.
Ho-Shou-Wu benefits – herb for fertility
An ancient fertility tonic used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ho-Shou-Wu has been known to strengthen the entire reproductive system.
Liquorice root benefits – herb for fertility
In addition to supporting the body’s batteries (adrenal glands) which influence our hormones, liquorice root is a herb that can help to balance hormones, maintain proper hormone production and release to optimise the chance of conceiving.
Skullcap benefits – herb for fertility
Skullcap is a herb that helps to relieve stress and bring about a sense of calm so that all systems of the body can function optimally. Skullcap can provide support when it comes to depression, irritability and anxiety, as well as symptoms of PMT.
Wild Yam benefits – herb for fertility
Wild Yam, with its roots in Africa and Asia has been used to balance hormones and the whole of the reproductive system. Wild Yam also offers uterine support and helps the uterus to function better and prevent cramps.
Yellow Dock benefits – herb for fertility
Used to boost energy by helping to boost the blood with iron as well as cleanse the liver of toxicity and hormone overload.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs are often laden with toxic heavy metals so please only purchase such herbs from a reputable source that can prove third-party heavy metal testing, otherwise you could be doing more harm than good for your fertility.
If you are worried that you may have been exposed to heavy metals, you can recover with a gentle and effective Heavy Metal Detox that is fertility safe, here…
Teas to avoid for fertility when trying to conceive (TTC)
- Caffeinated tea
Why focus on pregnancy teas when you are looking to boost fertility?
When focusing on fertility you want to consider what is best for pregnancy too, because there is often at least a two week cross over when you don’t realise you are pregnant and you want to know you are supporting your pregnancy.
On the flip side, some teas like lavender are great for fertility but as soon as you fall pregnant it is not ideal – so for that reason I have omitted it from the list.
Some studies claim nettle leaf tea (not root) is ideal for fertility throughout all three trimesters, others claim nettle leaf tea can lead to miscarriage if consumed during pregnancy – although no conclusive studies confirm this apart from one source I have come across. It is best you “Body Test” it to find out if this applies to you or not.
Pregnancy safe teas
Rooibos tea (Red Bush)– is rich in antioxidants which helps you stay healthy (and youthful)
Ginger and mint – help relieve the symptoms of morning sickness by soothing the digestive system. Please note mint is cooling and not ideal in winter or on cooler days – keep your mint tea consumption minimal
Chamomile – can help soothe and calm you
Red Rasberry Leaf tea – creates effective contractions during labour. Can also help bring about birth if your baby is “late”
Slippery Elm Bark – helps soothe the digestive tract
Thyme – only to be consumed in small amounts, not too often
Nettle leaf (also known as stinging nettles) – have less in your first trimester because of the way it powerfully stimulates the uterus. It is perfectly safe in your second and third trimesters.
Compliment your herbal teas with Powerfully Pure’s fertility safe and pregnancy safe Whole Beehive Honey so you get your vitamins A, B’s, D, E, K, Royal Jelly, Propolis and Bee Pollen so you can be assured you are keeping your immunity strong and healthy.
Teas to avoid during pregnancy
Some herbal teas are unsafe when you’re expecting.
Did you know only a few of the herbs used for teas have been studied in pregnant women?
Natural Medicines Database helps consumers determine which herbs are likely to be safe and which are better left on the shelf. According to their research, the following are best to:
Avoid these herbs and herbal teas when pregnant
- Black Cohosh
- Blue Cohosh
- Black tea (standard caffeinated or decaffeinated eg English Breakfast, Earl Grey, etc.)
- Dong Qual
- Evening Primrose
- Kava Kava
- Passion Flower
- Pau D’ Arco
- Roman Chamomile
- Saw Palmetto
Which teas have conflicting evidence about being pregnancy safe teas?
You do not want your herbal consumption to increase the odds of miscarriage, early labour, or low birth weight. The following herbs have been linked to do just this and they include:
- Rose hip
- Chamomile – see details above
- European mistletoe
- Lime blossom
- Rosemary and sage – safe to eat but not to drink as teas
- Stinging nettle leaf – in first trimester
The has been one source that claims although ginger is used to ease morning sickness during pregnancy, there is also some evidence that it may negatively affect fetal sex hormones. So before you drink ginger tea, be sure to discuss its benefits and risks with your healthcare practitioner and BODY TEST, (as suggested above).
How can I choose a safe herbal tea?
Book in a session to understand how to “Body Test” to see if the tea will help or harm you. Click here, we will be happy to help teach you.
About the author:
Fiona Boulton is a Fertility Activator and Healer
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