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post #221 of 2269
Is RRL okay to drink if trying for a VBAC?

Mama to Alexis 8/01/03 and baby boy on his way 6/22/06
post #222 of 2269
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Originally Posted by sunshinestarr
Can someone tell me if it's okay if I put the RRL that I have now (from Mountain Rose Herbs - fantastic!) into capsules and eat it?

post #223 of 2269
Sunshinestarr, I don't see why it wouldn't be ok That's what I'd do if I couldn't stomach it...wish I hd done that witht he Shepherds' purse my MWs had me drink last pregnancy blech!
post #224 of 2269
SO Mountain Rose Herbs ended up sending me RRL after all, after telling me it was out of stock. And I'd already bought more from Stony Mountain Botanicals. So now I've got 2 lbs.

I've only made tea w/the RRL from Stony Mountain Botanicals, so I can't compare flavor or anything, but gosh the two sure look different! SMB came in a foil vacuum sealed bag, while MRH is in a regular plastic bag. They were both described as "cut & sifted," but SMB looks like little bits of cut up leaves while MRH is nearly a powder.

Both have little bits of stems. Does anyone know if those are ok or should I pick them out?

I've been making a quart w/several tablespoons (2 or 3) each night. I drink one glass plain in the morning & a second glass w/a touch of cranberry peach 100% juice at night. For some reason I like it plain in the morning but in the evening it needs a little extra.
post #225 of 2269
I too was surprised by how coarsely cut the MRH was. But then again, the only other that I've used has been Traditional Medicinals already in the teabag which is really fine....
post #226 of 2269
Oh, no...I meant the Mountain Rose is super fine; the Stony Mountain is more coarse. I think I prefer the coarser, though I haven't tried the other yet. I'm afraid the super fine one will just go straight through my mesh strainer.
post #227 of 2269
Oh really, wow! When I got my RRL from MRH I had to kinda crumble it some more because it was way too coarse to fit in the reusable cotton teabag thingie I was using. I guess maybe it varies!
post #228 of 2269
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Originally Posted by CryPixie83
Sunshinestarr, I don't see why it wouldn't be ok That's what I'd do if I couldn't stomach it...wish I hd done that witht he Shepherds' purse my MWs had me drink last pregnancy blech!
post #229 of 2269
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Originally Posted by busybusymomma
I guess maybe it varies!
They must have more than one supplier!
post #230 of 2269
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Originally Posted by MovingMomma
They must have more than one supplier!
Or possibly more than one person cutting the tea. Orrrr the finer tea could be the last of a batch, you know how finer cut tea will settle towards the bottom while the larger chunks stay on top.

Either way, compare the flavors and tell us which you like better and why?

Do I sound like I'm assigning an essay?
post #231 of 2269
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Originally Posted by CryPixie83
What's so special about alfalfa? what type of flavor does it add?
Ummm......I guess I use it more for Vit K than flavor. It just tastes like hay to me!
post #232 of 2269
Well, there are worse things it could taste like. DH definately likes the idea of adding the alfalfa to my tea.

So, my tea will consist of rrl, nettles, alfalfa and probably spearmint?

btw, my dd pulled the hutch to the microwave cart over (scary! but she's fine) and my tea for one pot broke. She was upset over it sowe went out and got a new pot, but I got a pot with an infuser in it, I can't wait to try loose leaf tea in it
post #233 of 2269
I like nettles, rrl, spearmint & a touch of stevia - yummmmm..

I am 8 wks pp now & I just got 2 lbs from Frontier - looks like shredded newspaper or some kind of pet bedding you'd buy in a pet store . It came in 2 plastic bags inside a brown bag (1lb per bag.) I like it, but it's the first bulk I've bought. Figure all of the muscles in my pelvic area could use a little toning!
post #234 of 2269
Hello!! I'm 31 weeks and just bought RRL, nettle, alfafa and oat hay. Better late than never, right? :-)

I have a question.... seems that most of you are drinking tea during pregancy and saving the infusion for labor? My MW suggested making infusions now (a handful of herbs in a mason jar of boiling water, steep overnight).... should I just stick with the tea? I'm already having some BH contractions, I wouldn't want to go overboard or anything. WWYD?

Thanks and Cheers!
post #235 of 2269
I've been drinking infusions since the beginning of the second tri. For me, I've had significantly less BH and round ligament pains with this pregnancy than with my other two. I had started to get bad ligament pains at night as I always do before I started drinking the infusions, and they have all but stopped. I know some people say that RRL can cause BH, but I've also read that it works to relax the uterus as well as tone it. For me at least, it seems to cut the BH down.
post #236 of 2269
I'm drinking an infusion now (21 weeks) but made with only 3-4 tablespoons of RRL per quart. I let it steep on the counter for several hours in the evening, move it to the fridge when I go to bed, and take the infuser out in the morning when I pour my first glass. The steeping process really slows down when I put it in the fridge.
post #237 of 2269
I don't want to go all over looking for 9 kinds of teas...

But i'm thinking I would love to purchase some RRL tea to make iced tea this summer with....Iced tea is a staple in the south, you know

Should I just buy RRL? or look for a blend?
*confused*

I definately don't want to fool with tea bags, esp for making a pitcher of iced tea!
post #238 of 2269
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Originally Posted by Basylica
I don't want to go all over looking for 9 kinds of teas...

But i'm thinking I would love to purchase some RRL tea to make iced tea this summer with....Iced tea is a staple in the south, you know

Should I just buy RRL? or look for a blend?
*confused*

I definately don't want to fool with tea bags, esp for making a pitcher of iced tea!
I just bought bulk loose RRL tea and loose spearmint and mixed them together in a pot, drained it though mesh thingy and poured it into a pitcher, added some sugar and put in the fridge to chill. Its yummy!
post #239 of 2269
Hi everyone!
Since the weather is becoming hotter here where I am, I have taken to drinking iced RRL tea. It's funny though, because I never usually sweetne it if it's hot, but I guess the bitterness really comes out when it's cold and I have to add some sweetner to make it palatable for me.
I'm so confused about stevia. I bought some of the powdered stevia from Mountain Rose Herbs and I don't think I'm using it correctly... It doesn't seem to sweeten anything I use it in (maybe I'm not using enough..? I hear everywhere that just a pinch is needed though..) and it just has this ... weird taste..
What am I doing wrong??! I've gone back to my brown sugar.
post #240 of 2269
Thought I'd post my RRL story.
I didn't drink the tea, I took RRL tablets (they are much stronger and none of the icky taste! yet you can break them apart and make tea from the contents if you wish..tried it a couple times...no way! lol)...started at about week 35 and continued until the day I gave birth. I was told by my MIL they would make contractions more progressive and help to make them less painful.
I was induced by pitocin at 8 days over (even though my water was bulging through a 1-2 cm cervix for a couple weeks...kept expecting it to pop, but it never did!)
Anyways, after the pitocin got into my system and my contractions started, they were definitely hard (they were off the chart on the monitor) and I didn't flinch! The nurse said "How are you not in agony??" I just shrugged and said "I dunno..." So then it was decided that they couldn't be that hard, and it was time to break my water...after that, it was all over! I was hoping to go without epidural or other pain relief, but after quite a few hours of contractions that lasted at least a minute and were less than a minute apart, I had the epidural...
I do wish now that I'd waited another few days and had tried less drastic measures besides the pitocin to bring on my labor, to see if I'd been able to take it better than I did. However, i was glad I didn't follow the trend of both of my sisters and need an emergency c-section! So in that respect, I'd like to think the RRL helped me!
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