Herbal teas can be a healing and nourishing part of postpartum recovery. The simple act of enjoying a warm cup of tea can feel very comforting in those early days.
Using herbs and natural teas is a great way to jumpstart your postpartum healing process, as herbs are packed with essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and more.
Sustainably sourced, organic Ingredients: Ashwaganda, Red raspberry leaf, Skullcap, Passionflower, Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Nettles, Oatstraw
Amount of water will vary with desired taste.
Pour 1 cup of hot water over 1 tablespoon of tea. Allow to steep for 5-10 minutes, then strain. This tea can be consumed hot or iced. Multiply recipe for a larger batch.
Drink 1-2 cups daily after childbirth.
Red Raspberry Leaf
Raspberry leaf tea is well known as a good way to prepare for labour, but it can actually help you recover from birth too. Due to the amazing impact it has on your uterine muscles, it can help pull your uterus back into place more quickly, and less painfully after you've given birth.
Passionflower is a wonderful herb to use in the postpartum period especially if anxiety is associated with difficulty falling or staying asleep. Passionflower is known as a nervine, which means that it has a calming and relaxing affect, but does not lead to drowsiness.
This postpartum herb is quite possibly one of our favorites. It’s rooted in Ayurveda and is considered an adaptogenic herb, meaning it helps your body adapt to and regulate stress.
Ashwagandha can also help naturally promote energy levels without caffeine or stimulants and is a potent anti-inflammatory.
Skullcap is another herb in the nervine category. This herb helps to decrease stress and anxiety and helps with sleep issues, especially when insomnia is due to worry and nervous irritability (hello, postpartum!). Skullcap pairs well with Passionflower. This herb is safe and can be used while breastfeeding.
Most people are familiar with chamomile tea, but don’t realize that it’s one of the most widely used nervine herbs out there. It can also help ease any tension and achiness in the body that may be preventing sleep– and it can reduce gas pains! Chamomile can relieve mood swings and cramps and is beneficial for moms who are tearful or who are so sensitive to energy and pain that they can’t focus or work properly when experiencing discomfort.
Using lemon balm in postpartum can reduce the incidence rate of the baby blues without the possible development of side effects. It may also ease feelings of tension, stress, and anxious thoughts and promote a better night of rest.
Stinging nettle is a must-have in any postpartum tea. It helps decrease inflammation, act as a diuretic (goodbye, excess pregnancy fluid), and strengthen your adrenal function. It also contains vitamins A, C, and K, plentiful minerals, and even fats.
It builds energy without caffeine, strengthens the adrenal glands, and supports a healthy milk supply. Traditional midwives used nettle infusions to reduce postpartum bleeding.
Oat Straw is a demulcent herb that also acts as a bit of a nervine and can stop bleeding and promote wound healing. Oat straw treats nervous exhaustion, nourishes the body, and rebuilds adrenals, increasing attention and decreasing brain fog. It’s rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, and B vitamins, which we lose quickly in times of stress. It also contains silica which is a major component of hair and nails! It it a gentle diuretic, is protective of gut lining, and can reduce menstrual cramps and hormonal headaches.
Always consult with your doctor before you start taking herbal medicines.
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