Should I drink Postnatal Tea?
Having a child is often compared or named as being the “miracle of life”.
Once you have gone through childbirth, you finally get to hold the person you have been creating and building meticulously for the past nine months. Of course, pregnancy can be less enjoyable for certain women, which also means that the postnatal time is the one they enjoy the most.
But in both cases, taking supplements (herbal or vitamin) and ensuring that your nutrition is the best it can be, is key to quick and full recovery. Drinking herbal postnatal tea can be extremely useful during the months that follow birth. You are exhausted and stressed, and your body is working hard trying to heal itself from an often difficult birth.
That’s where postnatal tea helps. They generally have calming ingredients and allow you to enjoy some down time while also boosting your lactation capacity.
Ingredients and their benefits
Given BlissBaby just launched the Blissful Blend, a Postnatal Tea with a carefully selected variety of organic herbs, we will go through the ingredients of this particular healing tea as the same ingredients can be found in other Postnatal Teas:
Lemon Balm is a herb that is well-known for its ability to ease insomnia, something that is often the case for women who are in their postnatal days as their sleep schedules may be completely jeopardized by having a new child in their life. Insomnia is very harmful to your health: being sleep deprived can increase your stress levels which can increase your risk of dealing with depression, anxiety, and irritation. These are all symptoms of postpartum depression as well, meaning that avoiding insomnia and a lack of sleep – as far as possible, especially in your newborn’s first few days – is important. Lemon balm is also able to calm your nerves and stress levels, and has been reported to help boost one’s mood. It is also an antiviral and antimicrobial which can help your immune system’s healing abilities to be the strongest ever. Of course, this also helps your newborn to enjoy the benefits of stronger antibodies as well!
Chamomile is known for its high magnesium and calcium content – two minerals that help you with inflammation and can aid resting. In the same way you might drink chamomile tea before going to sleep, you can enjoy it in organic postnatal tea.
Catnip can help you heal because of its antioxidant content as well as the volatile compounds which may offer medicinal benefits. It is also known for its ability to calm us down, including before bed, because it helps to relax the body and promotes rest. When combined with chamomile, it makes it the perfect mix to help you relax when you are very tense. It has also been proven to stimulate uterine contractions, meaning that it can help some women evacuate the placenta after birth.
Moringa is known for its usage as a natural remedy against many illnesses, it is full of nutrients. In fact, once dried, the nutritional content is even more remarkable! It has 14 times more calcium than milk, four times more potassium than bananas, 19 times more iron than spinach, four times more fiber than oats, and twice as much vitamin A as carrots. It is helpful as it boosts the production of breastmilk, helps you replenish the nutrients you may have lost throughout your pregnancy and after childbirth. It can even help hair growth!
Blessed Thistle can help you boost the production of breastmilk. In fact, it has been used since the Middle Ages, when the bubonic plague was around – it is a great way to prevent infection and to help your digestion.
Shatavari can help regulate your hormones, the latter being especially active when you are breastfeeding. The plant also has antioxidant properties and can boost your immune system too.
Ginger Root can help you deal with nausea. This is great for those who may deal with heartburn or with nausea – such as when you are very tired.
Hibiscus is packed with antioxidants and could lower your blood pressure while boosting your liver health and helping you fight bacteria.
Finally, Rosebuds are known for their anxiety-fighting properties, how they improve digestion, blood circulation, and how they can help to nourish your skin. They are also caffeine free, which ensures that you don’t lose any vital sleep!
We created the Blissful Blend Postnatal Herbal Tea at BlissBaby to help mums to restore their balance after giving birth and to boost to their health. It is yummy too and comes with a guided meditation that will allow to pause life for a few minutes and find inner peace.
Try our tea and see for yourself how it might benefit you and improve your journey through motherhood!