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Why Is Nettle Tea Good For Pregnancy?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
i know that it is, but are there any nettle tea drinkers out there that can tell me why you drink it? thanks.
post #2 of 11
It's not just good for pregnancy, it's good for all the time!

http://medherb.com/Materia_Medica/Th...ecoctions_.htm

http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezin...menopausal.htm (Scroll down a bit)

http://www.nettles.org.uk/
post #3 of 11
Nettles are good for boosting iron levels and for preparing the uterus for birth. But how does the tea taste?
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
thanks persephone--great information and sites dedicated to nettel! :
post #5 of 11
Rachel, I literally gag mine down every morning. For me, it's like cod liver oil my mother made me take a child (it doesn't taste like that; I just dislike it that much!) And that might just be me, as my mother also drinks it and really likes it. I am drinking it because it helps prevent varicose veins, toward which I am prone during pregnancy. I have figured out that adding a little sweetener helps immensely.

I'll take you a tea bag next week.

Emily
post #6 of 11
So do you buy it as a tincture or tea bags or steep the loose herb? Any help with specifics would be appreciated! Those sights had some really good info

Also, I've heard that you shoudn't do red raspberry leaf until later in pregnancy?

Lisa
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Lisa, have nettle any way you prefer. i prefer tea form. i love the taste.
I was just wondering about the benefits of nettle during pregnancy.
post #8 of 11
I buy mine loose and mix it with equal parts rasp leaf and hibiscus for taste. I also sweeten it!

I've heard nettles are good to keep fluid retention away, good for you in general, also good for allergies and mucus. Rasp leaf - good for strong uterus and prevention of bleeding post partum, I believe (double check this) you should not drink til 2md trimester -- starting with one cup a day, but by 3rd trimester you can have 2 c a day (I hope so, anyway as that's wahy I'm doing, lol).

I had also added alfalfa (good for milk supply) but my breasts grew half a cup in 2 days (!) so I took it out and will put it back in once babe comes.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Pom
I had also added alfalfa (good for milk supply) but my breasts grew half a cup in 2 days (!) so I took it out and will put it back in once babe comes.
OMG - Ouch!! :LOL
post #10 of 11
My monitrice said nettles are good for supporting the kidneys, and help with swelling. I drink the Pregnancy tea by Traditional Medicinals (get it at Whole Foods) -- it has nettles, RRL, and a few other things I think. I can't say I love the taste, but it's certainly tolerable. I prefer it iced, and don't use sweetener.

Shana
EDD 7/29/05
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by ehsclt
Rachel, I literally gag mine down every morning. For me, it's like cod liver oil my mother made me take a child (it doesn't taste like that; I just dislike it that much!) And that might just be me, as my mother also drinks it and really likes it. I am drinking it because it helps prevent varicose veins, toward which I am prone during pregnancy. I have figured out that adding a little sweetener helps immensely.

I'll take you a tea bag next week.

Emily

So THAT'S your username! :LOL I went crazy trying to find it when my mom told me you were posting here. Inspiring as this all sounds, though, I think I might stick to the capsules. Bleccch.
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