Here at Mama Tea, one of our main values is respect. Respect for our staff and respect for our customers. That is why we have put so much effort into doing the research into our herbal teas and their use in pregnancy. Not all herbs can be used in pregnancy. We now see that other herbal tea companies are trying to advertise to our lovely customers but no one else has done the research nor has the specific warnings on the teaboxes.
PEPPERMINT tea and pregnancy
Therefore, no other tea company will tell you that PEPPERMINT is actually contraindicated in pregnancy, as it is a uterine stimulant and as such could cause contractions. It is actually worrying that there are tea companies out there advertising peppermint teas to pregnant women. Peppermint should also not be given to babies as it can irritate their stomach linings – therefore not a good one for breastfeeding mums. That is why we use SPEARMINT in our mint pregnancy tea.
LIQUORICE tea and pregnancy
LIQUORICE is a very well researched herb. It is called the GRANDFATHER of herbs and is fine for our breastfeeding tea, however is not ideal during pregnancy as it can cause fluid retention and can slightly increase blood pressure. Again, some general tea companies are advertising this tea to pregnant women without doing their research.
HIBISCUS tea and pregnancy
However, the really worrying trend is for the other tea companies who insist on marketing fruit teas containing HIBISCUS to pregnant women. Hibiscus is a uterine stimulant therefore should NOT be used before week 38 of pregnancy. Our Ready Mama tea contains this herb but has this warning on it. No other tea companies bother informing their pregnant customers about this.
If you are pregnant, why take the risk. Drink our well researched teas and use the brand you can trust. Mama Tea.