What are the Benefits of Organic Tea?
It’s no secret that herbal teas can assist you with soothing, unwinding and helping you to relax. As being a tea drinker myself for many years, I can put my hand up and say this is true! I personally love Peppermint tea and the benefits of this tea is amazing in itself. However, with so many different teas on the market it is important to know where to start and what will suit your individual needs. In this article we look at various teas and the benefits it can have on your health as a mum to be and a new mum.
Tea for Immunity
Winter is that time of year where we can be more prone to colds, flus and sniffles more than any other time of the year. Getting ahead of the ‘flu season’ is key and there are plenty of natural remedies that can assist to boost your immune system, one of them being tea which is loaded with powerful antioxidants especially when made from organic and caffeine free ingredients. Some of the teas we suggest to boost your immune system are Immunity, which has the powerful benefits of Echinacea, Lemon Myrtle, Elderflowers and other immunity building ingredients. This is my go-to when I feel like I'm getting a cold. It has an uplifting and refreshing flavour that helps to clear the airways and chase away the winter sniffles. Ginger Zing is another of my favourites and is a perfect cold and flu remedy. The ginger packs a powerful punch while keeping you warm on a chilly day. It has a calming and soothing effect on the digestion system and can also help ease a cough. Can also be made as a refreshing iced tea on a hot summer day.
Tea for Fertility
Let’s start at the beginning of your journey into motherhood…. Trying to conceive, commonly known as TTC. If you are thinking about having a baby it is probably a great time to start getting healthy so you have the best possible chance of getting pregnant. Statistics show that it can take up to 1 to 2 years for a fertile couple to get pregnant. So, a few ways to increase your chances are to eat a healthy well-balanced diet, drink plenty of water, being active and reduce stress. FertiliTea is another option that is a caffeine free tea formulated by naturopaths, dieticians and certified Tea Masters. They have created a unique and great tasting blend of tea based on extensive research into fertility and conception. The ingredients in this tea have been relied on for centuries as a herbal fertility treatment and include ingredients such as spearmint, aniseed, red raspberry leaf tea and Chaste tree berry.
Tea for Energy and Morning SicknessBeing pregnant can be very demanding at the best of times. If you are low on energy or suffering from morning sickness ActiviTea can help with the effects of insomnia, headaches, stomach cramps and indigestion as well as helping to relieve nausea and vomiting. It is caffeine free and provides an energy and an immunity boost that is essential for a healthy pregnancy. This fresh, light flavoured tea is the perfect pick-me-up when you need it. One of my lovely customers shared with us recently, "I bought this for my pregnant daughter who is suffering from very bad morning sickness. She said she feels heaps better since drinking this tea"
Not only is this tea great for pregnant women but it can also be consumed by anyone that is looking to boost their immunity.
Tea for Birth PreparationRed raspberry leaf tea comes from the red raspberry plant and is a popular choice when it comes to the benefits for pregnant women. Red raspberry leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals and are high in antioxidants. MaterniTea have created their own refreshing blend, CapaciTea that helps to strengthen and tone the uterus for birth preparation, assist with more efficient contractions, reduce water retention and contribute to faster post birth recovery. Red raspberry leaf tea can also help with optimising your hormone levels, relieving stress and tension, increase circulation and protecting and strengthening your immune system. It is ideal to drink 1 cup a day from 27 weeks then increase to 2-3 cups a day from 35 weeks on.
Tea for Breastfeeding
For centuries, herbs, have been used as galactagogues (a substance that promotes lactation) to help make more breast milk. If you are finding it difficult to keep up with the demands of your growing baby or are wanting to boost and express your milk supply you could try ProsperiTea. It supports your immunity and hydration as a mother while also assisting your milk supply. Another one of our favourites is Nursing Tea from Byron Bay Tea Company which has been formulated by a Naturopath and mum who has created a specialised herbal formula that will help with transitioning into motherhood a little easier. By sipping on this tea it can help to increase milk flow, calm the nervous system and aid in soothing the digestion discomfort for mum and bub and assist to reduce the symptoms of colic.
We have chosen MaterniTea and Byron Bay Tea Company as our suppliers for herbal teas as they are both organic, caffeine free and have been formulated by naturopaths. All of their teas have their unique benefits and are available in pyramid tea bags to keep life simple.