Tuesday, September 14

Grass Tea


Just about describes it's taste perfectly. If I hadn't experienced the wonders of nettle and raspberry leaf infusion during Chase's pregnancy, I wouldn't be touching the stuff. But here it is and here I am, not anemic (was during the first 4 pregnancies), chugging my heavily sugared cup every morning to make my midwife proud. I also did not bleed heavily after Chase's birth, which seemed to be a real enough concern for my previous physicians in that they pumped me full of pitocin following birth. Their theory, or experience, was that redheads bleed more.
Benefits of bothherbs can be read here. I highly recommend making an infusion of the two together, with a generous helping of sugar or honey to slide you past it's lesser qualities and, of course, I'm not a midwife, so consult yours before indulging. :)

8 comments:

Diane said...

Raspberry teas the best for thinning you out.

Try dandelion tea next time if you really want that yummy grass taste.... :O)

Shannon said...

I'm a redhead, though darker than yours, and my midwives said the same thing. And guess what - I bleed so badly after my two boys were born that I couldn't stand up for two weeks without nearly passing out.

I did drink the tea, but my diet was poor then, so perhaps it was counteracted. I do believe strongly in the powers of the tea, though.

Jennifer said...

I made a pregnancy tea with red raspberry leaf, nettle, and alfalfa, but I also added peppermint to flavor it. Peppermint is supposed to be tonifying and energizing too, so maybe you could try that :-)

Karen G. said...

Well, I loved your post but thank goodness I'm past all that. In a few years -- maybe grandkids. Who knows? But I did want to comment that I liked the new look of your blog. @Diane - my dad used to make dandelion tea and dandelion wine yearly. I don't think I'll ever try it again - hehe.

Anonymous said...

Well I have never heard about the bleeding.. But I have been told and I am one of those that has trouble with anesthesia.. I do not absorb it quickly.. so I have to have more than the normal person.

Sue in NJ

Mama B said...

sounds interesting- I may have to try it! I found you on the BG FB post. Come link up your post and while you're there enter my cloth diaper giveaway! -Bonnie @ http://mamabsblog.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

I too am a redhead and I just had my first baby in May. I chugged raspberry leaf tea for the last two months of my pregnancy and really grew to love the taste of it. Unfortunately it didn't help my bleeding though as I had a triple hemorrhage and passed out after I gave birth :( My midwives also said they see more bleeding from redheads. Go figure!

I do think the tea helped alot with the pushing stage as I only pushed for an hour with a 9 lb first baby.

I'll need to try the nettle and dandelion tea next time too!

Sarah said...

I used the Mama's Raspberry Tea from bulkherbstore throughout my entire pregnancy. It has nettles, alfalfa,peppermint and raspberry. LOVED it. AND.... it totally helped postpartum bleeding. SO much better than my previous two! Now I am drinking their Mama's Milk tea and it is helping to keep my milk supply up.