Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) - Has a cooling effect and is high in antioxidants and an anti-inflammatory. Used as a natural remedy for hot flashes, bloating and digestive problems by soothing and lessening stomach cramps and spasms.
Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) - With its sweet-scented leaves it is known to calm the nervous and digestive systems, with the additional benefits of enhancing the immune system. Lemon Balm is a member of the mint family, it has also been known to be a featured remedy for anxiety, melancholy, nervousness and a host of viral and bacterial infections.
Elderflower - Known for its high antioxidant properties and rich in vitamin C which is great for boosting your immune system.
Nettle (Urtica Dioica) - High in nutrients and is thought to be a strengthening herb especially after childbirth, naturally supports energy and the immune system.
Rose (Rosa) - Calming, rich in antioxidants and vitamin C.
Herbal teas have been used for thousands of years by pregnant and breastfeeding women for the health benefits they may bring. Surprisingly there is limited research in the effects of these herbs. It is usually okay to drink herbal tea during pregnancy but should be limited to 1-2 cups per day especially in the first trimester. Please consult your healthcare professional before drinking in early pregnancy.