About Our Powerhouse Herbal Tisane for New Mothers
There's a lot of advice out there about what to eat (and what not to eat) or what to drink (and what not to drink) while pregnant or breastfeeding - and a lot of it is contradictory or confusing. With this in mind, we paired with a nutritionist / herbalist to develop our new postpartum herbal tea for a blend that provides maximum benefit for new moms and their babies without sacrificing flavor.
Our Bonjour Bébé herbal tisane is a wonderful blend of herbs that helps mothers adjust to the demands of a newborn, create a sense of calm, renew the nervous system, restore vitamin and nutrient levels, rebuild strength, and restore vitality. Plus, Red Raspberry Leaf and Oat Straw are wonderful for milk production!
Learn more about the herbs in this beautiful blend, then click on the link below to try Bonjour Bébé for yourself (or gift some to the new mom in your life)!
Chamomile - Ease Stress, Anxiety, Tension & Stomach Upset
Regarded as one of the finest and safest plants in the medicinal herbal world, chamomile is known for its calming but powerful properties. Chamomile also has bitter principles that stimulate the gastric juices, making it useful for promoting health of the liver and digestive system. It is a wonderful remedy for stomach stress, digestive complaints, nervous system disorders, inflammation in the joints and for healing wounds. It can also be valuable for easing stress, anxiety and tension, which may be common in the postpartum period.
Lemon Balm - Balance Mood, Reduce Postpartum Pain, & Aid Healing
Lemon balm is great for mothers that may be struggling with postpartum depression and/or anxiety. This herb helps to calm the mind and balance moods. It has also been shown to reduce pain after birth, helping to aid in the healing process from tears, labor pains, breastfeeding hurdles and more. It also helps to support liver health and can promote a more restful nights sleeps. Keep in mind that for some women it may decrease their milk supply, so be mindful once you’ve introduced this herb.
Raspberry Leaf - Enrich milk flow, Increase Energy, & Heal / Tone
Red raspberry leaf is not only the superstar of pregnancy herbs, but a rockstar for postpartum recovery too – it may increase energy, and aid in the healing and toning of the uterus – this astringent herb helps to restore tone to the uterus and pelvic muscles, may curb excessive bleeding and assist in wound healing. It contains bioavailable forms of critical vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, vitamin C, iron and B vitamins. It also serves as a galactagogue – enriching milk flow and supporting supply for breastfeeding.
Nettle Leaf - Eliminate Water Retention with this Anti-Inflammatory, Nutrient Superstar
Nettle leaf is incredibly nourishing for the postpartum mother. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium and B vitamins – all critical for healing after pregnancy and labor. It is also known for mediating inflammation and histamine and may act as a mild diuretic and laxative – helpful in eliminating excess water retention and promoting digestive health while healing. Nettle also helps to build energy, strengthen the adrenals, enrich the flow of milk and support milk supply, and reduce postpartum bleeding. Nettle leaf can restore a new mother’s energy and vitality.
Oat Straw - Hormone Balancing & Wound Healing
Oat straw is a demulcent herb that acts as a nervine – it can stop bleeding and promote wound healing, ideal in the early hours and days after giving birth. This herb also treats nervous exhaustion, nourishes the body with calcium, magnesium, iron and B vitamins, and rebuilds adrenals. It is a gentle diuretic, promote gut health and healing of the gut lining and can reduce menstrual cramps and hormonal headaches – ideal for consuming during the postnatal period as the uterus shrinks back to normal size and hormones find homeostasis again.
Ginger Root - Promote Digestive Health & Ease Nausea
Ginger root has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and aids in digestion. It has also been shown to lower blood sugar, help reduce muscle pain and soreness and ease indigestion. While healing postpartum, this tea is ideal for promoting health digestion, aiding in the recovery of lingering labor discomfort and easing tummy troubles or nausea.
Dandelion Root - Boost Your Mood & Reduce Water Retention / Swelling
Dandelion root is excellent for improving postnatal health. It is high in vitamins A, B, C, D, calcium, potassium and iron, as well as a healthy source of folate – all important for the recovery from pregnancy and the birthing experience. It is also known for cleansing the liver, purifying the blood, regulating blood sugar and improving blood circulation. Dandelion root may also help ease constipation and reduce water retention and swelling – ideal in the immediate weeks and months postpartum as your body is healing from labor and recuperating from pregnancy. In addition, dandelion root is a mood booster – a wonderful herb for the prevention of the baby blues and postpartum depression.
Rose Hips - Anti-Inflammatory & Immune Boosting
Rose hips are known for their antioxidant properties and vitamin C concentration. This herb goes well combined with others like dandelion root and nettle – as the vitamin C helps to aid in the absorption of iron from those herbs. Rose hips are also antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory – helping to reduce inflammation and pain and promote the health of the immune system during a time of stress and recovery.
This is not medical advice. Please consult your healthcare physician if you have further questions about herbs and their interactions with certain medications, as well as how these herbs may impact you with consideration to your individual health.