Wellness

Postpartum Tea for Breast Feeding, Hormone Balancing & Finding Your New Mommy Zen

Bonjour Bébé Postpartum Tea

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.

Pain Relief Tea for Inflammation, Headaches & General Wellness

Health Potion Herbal Tisane

About Our Anti-Inflammatory, Pain Relief Tea

There's an old adage that goes something like "there's nothing a cup of tea can't fix". And while we absolutely believe it's true that there's nothing a good cup of tea can't make at least a tiny bit better, we also believe in aiding the cause so to speak with teas and herbal tisanes designed to address specific issues. ...Which is why we paired up with a local nutritionist / herbalist to design this pain relief tea.

Our Health Potion herbal tisane is a warming blend of herbs that may help to reduce pain in various areas of the body. The combination of ginger and turmeric in this tea makes for a potent pain fighting duo. It also happens to be teeming with immune boosting herbs that are anti-inflammatory, a 2-for-1 tea that can be used year round to alleviate ailments and improve immune health. 

Elderberries - Pain Relieving, Anti-Inflammatory Immune Booster

Elderberries are well known for their immune boosting benefits. But elderberries also contain anthocyanins, known to reduce inflammation. The anthocyanins in elderberries work by inhibiting the production of nitric oxide by the body’s immune cells, which serves as a signaling molecule that triggers inflammation in the body in response to injury or disease. By tempering this response, pain and swelling can be relieved. Elderberries may also be used to treat dental pain and can help with sciatica and neuropathic pain.

Alfalfa - Anti-Inflammatory Pain Reducer Great for Arthritis Symptoms

Alfalfa is a perennial plant that has long been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of health conditions – including diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, urinary tract infections, menstrual problems and many more. Its potent anti-inflammatory effects suppress the production of inflammation compounds known as cytokines. This reduction in inflammation helps to reduce pain and provide relief from inflammatory disorders like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Echinacea - Anti-Inflammatory for Chronic Pain & Immune Support

Recognizable as the American coneflower, Echinacea is an herb that belongs to the daisy family and is touted for its many health benefits that range from battling inflammation to improving collagen production. The compounds in echinacea are helpful in reducing inflammation, chronic pain, and swelling. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a potent tool for pain relief. Research shows that consuming echinacea reduces inflammation, helps heal wounds in the body, and reduces muscle soreness. It’s also wonderful for immune health support.

Turmeric - Powerhouse Antioxidants for Pain Relief & Immune Support

Turmeric contains the compound curcumin, an antioxidant that helps to protect the body from free radicals that cause oxidative stress and damage to the cells and tissue. It has long been used medicinally to treat the body for various pain ailments, including arthritis, gastric discomfort, migraine headaches, and post-surgical pain. It also happens to be a wonderful herb for immune health.

Ginger - Anti-Inflammatory Digestive Aid

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. The active compounds in ginger known as phytochemicals have traditionally been used to relieve motion sickness, morning sickness, general nausea and upset stomach, menstrual pain, migraine headaches, arthritis and inflammation of the joints.

Cloves - Reduce Joint & Muscle Pain

Cloves may help to relieve pain associated with arthritic inflammation and toothaches. Historically used as a topical treatment for toothaches and gum inflammation, clove can be used in teas to reduce inflammation of the joints and reduce pain associated with the joints and muscles.

Devil’s Claw - Reduce Pain & Inflammation from Headaches, Arthritis, & Back Pain

Devil’s Claw is a plant that has been used for centuries in traditional African cultures to help relieve inflammation. Native to southern Africa, it has been used to treat pain, liver and kidney problems, fever, and even malaria. The dried roots were introduced in the early 1900s to restore appetite, relieve heartburn, and reduce pain and inflammation. It is a great addition to herbal tea blends to fight inflammation and relieve arthritis pain, headache, and low back pain.

This is not meant as 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.

*If you have an autoimmune condition, please consult your healthcare provider prior to consuming pain relief tea containing elderberry and echinacea, as they can stimulate the immune system.

*If you have gout or are pregnant, please consult your healthcare provider prior to consuming pain relief tea containing alfalfa.

*If you have a heart condition, diabetes or a blood disorder, please consult your healthcare provider prior to consuming pain relief containing turmeric and ginger.

Anti-Anxiety Tea for Mindfulness, Rest & Relaxation

A Quiet Mind

About Our Anti-Anxiety Herbal Tea

It probably comes as no surprise that an unofficial study of the herbal teas that sell most quickly from our Saratoga Springs store reveals a lot of people are having trouble coping with stress, anxiety, and insomnia in our post-COVID world. While we already had several sleep, anti-stress, and relaxation teas as part of our collection, we wanted to work with a nutritionist / herbalist to create a blend specifically for those of us who need a calming cuppa.

A subtle blend that's smooth for sipping, this beautiful blend of floral herbs is ideal for those that are looking for a tea to help quell their anxiety, reduce stress, and increase mindfulness during meditation. It may also be used as a sleep time tea, steeped and enjoyed hot before bed or sipped throughout the day as an iced tea for anxiety. In addition, it may also be used medicinally as an infusion, steeped overnight for added anti-anxiety benefits.

Chamomile - Calming Digestive Aid Promoting Restful Sleep

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, and promotes a restful sleep.

Rose Petals - Lower Stress & Encourage Sleep

Rose petals are teeming with anti-anxiety flower power. With a mellow floral flavor, rose petals are a great addition to anti-anxiety tea and pair well with lavender and chamomile for a smooth sipping tea. Studies show that rose petals can have a relaxing effect, lower stress levels, and encourage sleep.

Passion Flower - Boost GABA & Promote Relaxation

Passionflower is known for its benefits to help with sleep, anxiety, hot flashes, and pain. Studies suggest that passionflower works by boosting GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) in the brain, which promotes relaxation. GABA is a naturally occurring amino acid that reduces activity in the central nervous systems resulting in relaxation, enhanced mood, better sleep and pain relief.

Learn more about GABA and our Gabacha oolong tea >>

Oat Straw - Calming Sleep Aid to Nourish the Nervous System

Oat straw is a demulcent herb that acts as a nervine and is traditionally used as a mild relaxant and sleep aid. A wonderful herb for nervous system nourishment, oat straw is rich in calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, dietary fiber and antioxidants. It is known for being one of the best calming herbs – and can help to nourish and tonify your nervous system and build healthy teeth and bones because it is high in calcium.

Lavender - Sooth Anxiety & Depression

Lavender is a wonderful floral herb that is sweet and aromatic and contains a plethora of health properties. Native to Europe and Africa, lavender has become a popular garden herb that is now a household favorite known for its ability to sooth and help treat anxiety and depression. Research suggests that the compounds in lavender mimic the role of neurotransmitters, helping to decrease stress levels and reduce anxiety. Further, studies show that is may improve mood and has also demonstrated calming effects on women with anxiety and postpartum depression.

Lemon Balm - Calm the Mind & Balance Moods

Lemon balm is great for mothers that may be struggling with postpartum depression and all that may be struggling with anxiety. This herb helps to calm the mind and balance moods. It also helps to support liver health and can promote a more restful night’s sleep.

Ashwagandha - Adaptogen for Managing Stress & Anxiety

Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb that is known as an adaptogen. Adaptogens are often used to help the body manage stress and adapt to various adversities. Ashwagandha is best known for its ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Research reports that it blocks the stress pathways in the brain by regulating chemical signaling in the nervous system. Studies also show that it can reduce symptoms in people with stress and anxiety disorders, as well as improve insomnia.

Valerian Root - Treat Anxiety, Fear & Insomnia

Valerian is a flowering plant that is native to Europe and Asia. The root of the plant has long been known for its benefits in treating insomnia. It contains a substance known as valerenic acid that is believed to affect GABA receptors in the brain – working as a mild sedative and anxiety reducing drug to control fear or anxiety experienced when nerve cells are overstimulated. Valerian root has even been touted to be a safe and natural alternative to prescription anxiety drugs that act to disrupt GABA receptors.

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.

Tea, Honey & Wellness - An Introduction

Tea and honey are remarkable superfoods that seem almost too good to be true. On our wellness blog, we explore specific health benefits of drinking tea, brewing herbal tisanes, and eating raw honey. 

If you come to this page curious about caffeine in certain teas, check out our Tea Education articles on Caffeine in Chai and Caffeine in Green Tea vs. Black Tea

We explore the health benefits of dark, raw honeys on our Honey Education blog or dive into deep detail about how and why Gabacha oolong is so wonderful for stress relief

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for in-depth articles about our favorite new herbal tisanes for anxiety, new moms, and general wellness!