by Melanie Gray, TCM apprentice
This is a recipe for homemade pregnancy herbal tea that I particularly love because of the yummy flavors that the orange and lemon peel give it. Bulk herbs are really easy to find at the Co-ops or at Present Moment, an herb store in Minneapolis. They are relatively cheap and you can make your own combinations of herbs that you like the most. Buying 1 oz of each of the herbs below will give you a good supply of pregnancy tea once they are all mixed together. Just make sure they are stored out of direct sunlight and in an airtight container.
To make the tea:
Fill a quart jar ¼ full with the dried herb mixture, cover with boiling water, cap and let sit 2-4 hours (to extract nutrients). Strain the drink using a coffee filter to catch all the small pieces and discard or compost the herbal material.
Drink at least 2 cups daily. This tea can be consumed as traditional hot tea or more like an ice tea. Some people like the taste better with a little honey for sweetness also.
- Red Raspberry leaf
- Red Clover
- Lemon and Orange Peel