Approximately half of pregnant women have morning sickness. Although its origin is not yet well known, it’s perfectly clear that hormones play a major role in it. If you are among those ladies that are struggling with it, look for the best tea for morning sickness as a natural way to avoid or at least alleviate it.
It happens most of the time in the first trimester of pregnancy. A fifth of pregnant women has these symptoms even longer or until delivery. If you will become a mum, read on and learn which teas are ok to drink during the pregnancy which will alleviate or stop the sickness.
Which type of drinks to avoid?
Drinks that prevent nausea must be cold and refreshing, such as lemonade or juice of freshly squeezed lemons with mint. Morning sickness is often caused by hot drinks such as coffee or cocoa, so it is best to reduce the consumption of these beverages at this time.
Which tea to drink?
Drink lukewarm tea that will calm the stomach and intestines. Also, drink a lot of water. When choosing herbs, you should be especially careful, as some may damage the fetus or cause abortion, especially if they are consumed in large quantities. It is time to reveal which teas are appropriate to drink during pregnancy and which will help you with the sickness.
A recent study showed that the mixture of ginger and honey is a safe and excellent way to eliminate morning sickness. You can add honey into a ginger tea and then eat a delicious breakfast against nausea in the morning.
Ginger is the most powerful plant antioxidant that we know. It helps in poor digestion, heartburn, and vomiting. The plant stimulates blood circulation, releases peripheral blood vessels, strengthens saliva secretion, helps with throat inflammation, relieves coughing and has antiseptic properties.
There is a large number of pharmacological publications that explore ginger’s specific action on muscarinic and serotonin receptors. More than 100 studies have confirmed its antiemetic action in preventing nausea due to various causes. The great advantage of ginger is that its use doesn’t cause adverse effects on the central nervous system due to local action on the gastrointestinal tract.
You can help yourself with a peppermint tea also. It alleviates nausea as it helps to digest food. It stimulates the secretion of digestive juices. Drink a cup after a meal.
It works very well in morning sickness and vomiting, but you should limit drinking it during pregnancy. Pregnant women must also completely avoid the use of peppermint essential oil, as it can prematurely stimulate the uterus.
Otherwise, peppermint helps with all digestive problems; soothes the stomach, prevents gases, regulates digestion, and calms the nerves. Menthol is the essential oil in peppermint that has a positive effect on nausea.
Lemon balm tea
It relaxes tension, seizures and soothes. It can also help with vomiting and stomach problems caused by stress.
Raspberry leaves tea
Raspberry is not only a tasty fruit, but it is also a medicinal herb from which you can cook infusion that has a beneficial effect on the body and relieves a lot of trouble. Especially drinking tea from raspberry leaves is recommended for pregnant women.
This tea is recommended for drinking at the beginning of the pregnancy, as it relieves morning sickness and prevents abortion. With it, you will kill two birds with one stone. It relieves birth. Drink it several weeks before giving birth, if you want to alleviate the birth and travail.
How much and when?
The pregnant woman should start drinking 2-3 cups of tea from raspberry leaves daily on the last day of the second trimester and continue drinking until the end of the pregnancy. It softens the muscles of the uterine. It helps to prevent postnatal hemorrhages and helps to relieve and contract the uterus. At the same time, it detoxifies the body and helps to promote metabolism.
Alleviate morning sickness
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, don’t forget it. No matter if you may have morning sickness; you can alleviate its symptoms and enjoy this beautiful time. Besides herbal teas, I am giving you some extra advice to overcome the issue.
Enjoy healthy snacks
Slowly wake up in the morning. Before you get out of bed, take a little more time. Have a healthy snack beside the bed and a glass of water or tea. Eat small meals several times a day. Don’t overload the stomach with a higher amount of food.
Enjoy dry fruits, especially dry apricots, which maintain the level of calcium in your blood. Every time you feel nausea, eat 2-3 dry apricots or some almonds.
Avoid scents and do exercises
If you are disturbed by intense scents, don’t use perfumes, and don’t light up scented candles. Spend more time on the fresh air and breathe deeply. Exchanging warm and colder water at the shower also helps as it will speed up the blood circulation.
Exercise because women who remain active during pregnancy don’t have the same amount of nausea as those who don’t exercise. Try yoga.
Talk with people
If you are afraid of what awaits you during pregnancy and in childbirth, talk about everything with your partner, a chosen gynecologist, and a friend. Maybe you have nausea because you are afraid.
Which teas to avoid?
Last but not least, I should mention teas that are not recommended for you pregnant ladies. Avoid pennyroyal, black cohosh, chaste tree, and red clover.
Consider my advice
If you consider my advice and recommended teas from herbs in this article, you should eliminate morning sickness, feel good during pregnancy and take care of a baby’s well-being. If you have any other concerns contact me.