Teas are natural drugs of plant origin that are used as an alternative method in the treatment of disease but also as a preventive occurrence thereof. However, the teas can be curative, but not for all human populations.
Undesirable effects teas can have in pregnancy, which is why caution is advised to pregnant women when choosing and drinking tea. In addition to pregnant women, and nursing mothers should pay attention to herbal teas, which must not be used because of the negative effects that can be transferred via milk to the baby.
Herbalists advise pregnant women not to use herbal teas in the first three months of pregnancy because it is a very sensitive period in which the foetus binds to the uterus.
Symptoms that occur in early pregnancy - vomiting, nausea, constipation, and mild urinary infections can be prevented by using teas, but data on their safety are questionable, so the best solution is pre consultation with doctors and herbalists about it.
Which teas can be used during pregnancy?
Chamomile tea can be applied during pregnancy and it helps to mitigate the nausea and vomiting. Tea mixtures in which input and chamomile are make of: lemon balm leaves, mint leaves, chamomile flower and root ginger.
Tip: if you have contractions and bleeding from the uterus do not use ginger root, while pregnant women who suffer from heartburn should avoid mint.
Rosemary is one of the plants that can not be used during pregnancy because it can cause contractions and bleeding from the uterus, due to the strength of essential oil in it. In addition to rosemary, you should not use milfoil, juniper, parsley in the bud and fresh leaves.
• Mix of teas
Create a blend of tea to relieve nausea during pregnancy, by blending equal parts of lemon balm leaves, mint leaves and chamomile flowers. Spoon of mixture of tea pour with a cup of boiling water and let stand covered for 15 minutes. Strain and drink three times a day for a cup of fresh tea.
• Herbs that cause uterine contractions
During pregnancy avoid senna leaf (Sennae folium) and buckthorn bark (Frangulae cortex).
• Alleviation of urinary tract infections during pregnancy
It can be used during pregnancy tea from bearberry (Uvae folium).
• The elimination of constipation during pregnancy
In addition to the regulated food, it is recommended to use natural laxatives because they contain mucus that leads to swelling and thereby increases the volume of the intestine and make their emptying. This group includes flax seed, and seed of Indian plantago major. These seeds need to be used with plenty of water.
• Recommendations for pregnant woman
Never use essential oils for massage and inhalation during pregnancy because it can lead to contractions.