WILD NETTLE APOTHECARY
HAPPY MAMA - ORGANIC LOOSE LEAF TEA BLEND
Nourishing - Strengthening - Breastfeeding Friendly
I still remember the first time ever drinking red raspberry leaf tea. It was over 10 years ago when I was pregnant with my first wildling. I wasn't a big tea drinker, but someone told me about how red raspberry leaf was great for the uterus and preparing for the body for birth - here we are, a decade later and I still find myself reaching for it (even when when Im not expecting). This beautiful herb has nourished me through 4 pregnancies now and I will forever sing her praises! One of my closest and dearest plant allies <3
My next favorite herb is the other star of this blend - the stinging nettle. Stinging nettle was the first wild herb I ever learned to use! She is full of vitamins and minerals - particularly micronutrients like carotene, vitamin C, manganese, iron, calcium, zinc and chromium. As the mother passes anything she consumes to her baby both during pregnancy and breastfeeding, nettle will not only nourish her body, but also her growing baby. After birth, nettle is thought to promote an abundant milk supply! While I had nettle tea as part of my daily routine during/after pregnancy I never had any issues with iron levels as a lot of women have during pregnancy.
The other herbs in this blend play important parts to this nourishing blend//
OATSTRAW - rich in both calcium and magnesium
ALFALFA - a restorative herb rich in Vitamin K - needed during and after childbirth
LEMONBALM - added mostly for flavor - can help with nervousness, digestive upset, and headaches
ROSEHIPS- rich in bioflavonoids and vitamin C which works synergistically with iron to help your body better absorb that mineral
ROSE- adds a nice floral note and strong feminine energy to the tea
To Drink// by the cup - steep 1-2 teaspoons in 6-8 oz hot water for 3-5 minutes
If you would like to make an infusion which is my personal favorite way to drink this -- especially in the summer -- then you will want to select the 2.5 oz bag. The infusion blend will be slightly different as I will leave out the lemon balm, rose, and rose hips (these herbs are not suitable for steeping for that long), but it is very nourishing and refreshing! ------ for an infusion, add 1/2-1 cup of herbs to 1 quart boiling water - let it steep for up to 10 hours and sip through out the day. It is delicious iced!
HOW MUCH TO DRINK// The rule of thumb I always follow is 1 cup to each trimester - for example - 1 cup in the first trimester, 2 in the 2nd trimester, 3 in the 3rd trimester and 4 cups (1 quart) during the 4th trimester (postpartum time). I am 1 year postpartum and still drink infusions daily! Nettles give you a great afternoon energy boost!
Available in 2 sizes - .75 oz tin (great for small cups) OR 2.5 oz bag (great for infusions)
My products are all made in small batches by me - I only use organic and local ingredients as much as possible. Most herbs used in my products are wild crafted or grown right here on our homestead. If I cant harvest them myself then they come from fair trade, organic sources. I do not use any fragrance oils in my products - just pure essential oils and honest ingredients.
SHIPPING// With the exception of tinctures, elixirs, soaps and seasonal products - everything is MADE TO ORDER. I am a mama of 4 kids so sometimes it can take me up to 2 weeks to ship your package. I am always striving to find a balance between home and work life. If you need an order rushed then I will be happy to assist you - just shoot me a message to let me know. If not then I sincerely appreciate your patience. I ship flat rate regional rate. If you need another shipping method feel free to contact me.
This is an all-natural product!! For best results, store in a cool, dark place and use within six months of purchase. Make sure to leave the product tightly capped between uses and use only clean, dry fingers or a clean implement to apply it to your skin, as adding dirt or water to any natural product could introduce bacteria into the product.
Descriptions and information are for informational purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or illness. All pregnant women and those with medical conditions should consult a doctor before using anything new.
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