What herbs to take and which ones not?
If you like to drink tea and infusions and you are pregnant, you are probably interested in knowing the benefits that each type of herb can have for your condition, as well as those that should be avoided.
The tea generally has certain benefits, such as polyphenols which are among its components help protect the heart, or that antioxidants help prevent cancer risk. There are other infusions that can also help relieve nausea, rest better during sleep and even shorten labor.
Infusions for pregnant women
Provides nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and iron and promotes hydration.
It is free of caffeine and is known for its high antioxidant properties and for promoting the elimination of liquids, which will help you not feel so bloated.
Ginger with peppermint
Helps relieve nausea.
A drink that helps prevent insomnia.
Raspberry Leaf Infusion
Tones the muscles of the cervix, thus helping to promote contractions during labor.
Nettle leaf tea
A great source of vitamins and minerals, including type A, C and K, iron and potassium.
How to take infusions while pregnant?
To achieve the beneficial effect that these herbs have on pregnancy, it is necessary that when making the infusion the herbs are perfectly dry and, except for those that relieve nausea, it is preferable to take them from the second trimester, due to the stimulating effect they have on the uterus. In terms of quantity, like everything else, excess is detrimental.
What infusions should not take while pregnant?
The infusions that are not recommended during pregnancy are those that have a laxative effect , such as rhubarb, aloe, passion flower, ginseng, etc., as they could cause diuresis or diarrhea, and consequently dehydration.