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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy & Healthy Herbal Pregnancy Infusion

This pregnancy, I made quite a different herbal infusion for myself, as with every pregnancy, your need are different, so I like to work with that. Since I suffered from depression with my last pregnancy, I added lemon balm, for tension relief and good mood. I have also been travelling quite a lot this pregnancy and am starting to develop varicose veins, so I wanted to add some vit C to the mix. The best local European plant for that purpose is Rosehip.

So here's for the recipe:
1 part nettle
1 part Red Raspberry Leaf
1 part Lemon Balm
1 part Rosehip

This gives for a very palatable tea, where I don't need sweetener. It can be druk cold or hot, as you please.

Read a little more about red raspberry leaf in pregnancy here, as the recommendations for this herb are pretty versatile. I drink it throughout the entire pregnancy, limiting to one cup of this brew - which only has a small dose of RRL anyway - and slowly going up to three or four cups towards the end of pregnancy, more if required. If you experience painful cramps of uncomfortable sensations in ytour uterus in early pregnancy, cease drinking this brew, or leave out the RRL, resume later.

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