Recommended teas

Sometimes a cup of tea can go a long way

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

After plenty of research I discovered that Red raspberry leaf tea contains phyto-progesterone which is a plant derived chemical. This chemical increases the levels of progesterone in our bodies which could potentially enhance fertility. Not only is Red raspberry leaf tea recommended to help boost our fertility it is also recommended to use during pregnancy. Additional research states that red raspberry leaf tea aids in the reduction of inflammation and may help strengthen the uterine lining.  As evidence supports, a stronger uterus may help to decrease the risk of miscarriage during the first trimester.


Studies have also found that red raspberry leaf tea is a good source for boosting nutrition.  The leaves are rich in vitamins such as A, C, and E and are also contained with healthy nutrients such as calcium, potassium, and iron. There is no concrete evidence tying increased nutrition with increased fertility, but it may serve as an aid to a successful pregnancy.  


Further studies suggest there are benefits of drinking red raspberry tea leaves during labor and birth.  Research has also shown that women who consumed red raspberry leaf tea during pregnancy experienced much lower needs of having C-sections and led to shorter labor duration.  As with any herbs, supplements, or medication, consult a doctor or health care professional about your specific case and do your own research! Do not take any of these herbs in combination with fertility drugs, hormone treatments or hormonal birth control unless recommended by your doctor or health care professional.

Nettle Leaf Tea

You can make a nice cup of Nettle tea by placing the leaves of the nettle plant into hot water. As some of my friends and I agree who have also used this tea, the leaves of the tea can be bitter but the benefits are worth it. There are ways you can support the taste by adding things to sweeten or spice it up like my go to which is always honey. Other additives can include agave, a cinnamon stick, mint leaf, or even a slice of lemon. 

 

Nettle leaf tea falls into the category of teas to use as an after birth support as it helps with hormonal balance and reproductive health. This tea is packed with nutrients such as calcium and iron that are found in the nettle leaves which further supports research that nettle leaf may help to increase the flow of breast milk after birth.

 

Although Nettle tea is one I recommend there is very limited research on its benefits for fertility as there is more research on the benefits it has for after birth. My choices in teas are meant to be resources to use and also look into for additional supports to your reproductive journey. Each person is different and the impact these teas can have may vary. As with any herbs, supplements, or medication, consult a doctor or health care professional about your specific case and do your own research! Do not take any of these herbs in combination with fertility drugs, hormone treatments or hormonal birth control unless recommended by your doctor or health care professional. 

 
 

Red Clover Tea

Red clover is an herb used by midwives to boost fertility and improve women's health. The herb contains natural plant estrogen known as isoflavones or phytoestrogen. While technically an estrogen, this form is far less powerful compared to human estrogen. The herb is also commonly used in menopausal women to ease symptoms such as hot flashes. 

Research on red clover and fertility is inconclusive. The plant does contain high amounts of nutrients that are essential for human health and may create better conditions for conception. However, researchers have not identified mechanisms in the herb that may concretely boost fertility.

 

Peppermint Leaf

To know me is to know that I am obsessed with peppermint tea and of course it would be included in my tea selections as it is my go to with honey. Most mornings I start my days with a cup of peppermint tea as the mint flavor is refreshing and soothing which I find to be comforting. While sitting in fertility clinics, before ultrasounds, or on days of rest after emotional moments of processing all things fertility peppermint tea often gives me the ease I need. 

 

I also highly recommend using this herb as an additive to other fertility teas as it can cut the edge off of the sharper flavors in teas such as nettle leaf. The goal of this tea and others from my suggested list is to take a moment as you move through your fertility journey and take comfort in being present for yourself in even the little things like a deep breath and a sip of a soothing tea. 

 

Each person is different and the impact these teas can have may vary. As with any herbs, supplements, or medication, consult a doctor or health care professional about your specific case and do your own research! Do not take any of these herbs in combination with fertility drugs, hormone treatments or hormonal birth control unless recommended by your doctor or health care professional. 

 

Oat Straw Tea

Oat straw also known as avena sativa is made from the stems, seeds and flowers of the oat plant and is known to have high nutritional value. In addition to its benefits to aid in supporting pregnancy it also has various therapeutic uses. When it comes to looking for teas affiliated with fertility It is very likely that you will find oatstraw in just about every pregnancy tea you go to purchase. Unlike some of the more earthy flavored teas such as nettles, oatstraw has a nice flavor and can provide a soothing vibe. The taste is more mellow and particularly satisfying with a bit of honey. 

 

Oatstraw is high in magnesium and calcium and contains vitamins B, C, D, and E which are also really great for fertility. With all the nutrients it possess research states it is beneficial in enjoying a deep and restful sleep on any day but especially during pregnancy. Oatsraw is definitely one of my recommended aids in supporting fertility. 

 

As with any herbs, supplements, or medication, consult a doctor or health care professional about your specific case and do your own research! Do not take any of these herbs in combination with fertility drugs, hormone treatments or hormonal birth control unless recommended by your doctor or health care professional. 

Chaste Tree Tea

Chaste Tree also known as chasteberry or Vitex derives from a fruit of a tree found in Central Asia and the Mediterranean. It is commonly used for a number of female reproductive conditions including infertility. I recommend Chaste tree as a great tea to drink a little before and during your period as it is used to ease your premenstrual syndromes as well as breast tenderness. 

 

I include chaste tree as a great aid to support reproductive health but want to be mindful in also sharing that research states that while there have been claims that chaste tree enhances fertility, there are only a small number of clinical studies looking at the benefit of chaste tree for fertility enhancement as well as the prevention of miscarriages. The fertility enhancing properties of chaste tree are thought to be due it’s ability to balance out reproductive hormones.

 
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