No more Morning Sickness – Morning Mama ginger herbal tea to the rescue!


morning mama

“morning mama … a delicate blend of ginger root, chamomile flowers, lemon balm, lemon peel and orange peel”

Morning Mama

At Mama Tea we pride ourselves on the careful thought that has gone into each tea to make them safe for pregnancy and all mums and mums-to-be. Here’s some of the things we think are really great about morning mama herbal tea:

Ginger root – a wonderfully warming herb that has been in use by medical herbalists since records began. It is regarded as useful for controlling both nausea and coughing. It has traditionally been taken in pregnancy in teas, ginger beer, sweets and biscuits for morning sickness.

Chamomile – used by both the Greeks and the Anglo Saxons. Herbalists have used chamomile for nervous upset stomachs, nausea, insomnia and externally in creams for eczema, wounds, nappy rash and piles. In pregnancy it has been taken to combat nausea while it’s sedative properties are great for relieving anxiety and insomnia.

Lemon balm – a cooling herb regarded by one German herbalist as an “elixir of youth”, as late as the eighteenth century it was still being recommended to “renew youth”. Today it is used as an anti-depressant and as a digestive. In pregnancy it is used to ease digestive upsets, such as morning sickness, and a gentle sedative for emotional upsets.

Lemon peel and orange peel – these add a pleasant background flavour to the tea, in addition to this bitter orange has traditionally been used in Chinese medicine to treat nausea and morning sickness.

The Mama suffered dreadful “morning” sickness when she was pregnant but wanted to take something natural that had been researched. Ginger biscuits made her feel worse as the smell of ginger was overpowering. Therefore when she thought up the idea for Mama Tea, she decided to make sure that the Tea Blender blended Morning Mama ginger herbal tea to be a subtle ginger aroma rather than overpowering. The result is a lovely warming blend that is energising and soothing.

To buy morning mama or find out about the other teas in the Mama Tea collection visit our website www.mamatea.com.


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Herb of the Day – Ginger Root


Ginger root (official name:  Zingiber Officinale) is a wonderful warming herb that has been used since medical herbalist’s records began! Ginger’s current name comes from the Middle English gingivere,but ginger dates back over 3,000 years to the Sanskrit srngaveram meaning “horn root” with reference to its appearance. In Greek it was ziggiberis, and in Latin, zinziberi.

 At an early date it was exported to Ancient Rome from India. It was used extensively by the Romans, but almost disappeared from the pantry when the Roman Empire fell. After the end of the Roman Empire, the Arabs took control of the spice trade from the east. Ginger became quite costly like many other spices. It is mentioned by the Romans, listed in some of the earliest Chinese herbals and regarded in Ayurvedic texts as a universal medicine.

 

As you will see from the long list of traditional medicinal benefits, it well deserves it’s reputation as a universal medicine. It also tastes delicious. What is not to like?

  1. Morning sickness
  2. Travel sickness
  3. Nausea
  4. Indigestion
  5. Wind
  6. Colic
  7. Irritable bowel
  8. Loss of appetite
  9. Chills,
  10. Cold
  11. Flu
  12. Poor circulation
  13. Menstrual cramps
  14. Heartburn
  15. Stomach cramps
  16. Arthritis
  17. Fevers
  18. Headaches
  19. Coughs
  20. Lower blood pressure
  21. Lower cholesterol