Mothers milk organic herbal tea
Our naturopath formulated Mothers milk organic herbal tea is blended with herbs that have traditionally been used to support healthy lactation and ease digestion for both mother and baby. We recommend starting with 2 to 3 cups of mother milk herbal tea per day. You can increase or decrease from there depending on the impact on your breast milk supply. If you’re worried about low breast milk supply, please call the Australian breastfeeding association.
Lemon verbena – Contains natural galactagogue properties that help stimulate milk supply. In addition, it contains soothing and relaxing properties to make breastfeeding a more harmonious experience.
Nettle leaf – A particularly nourishing herb recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women because of its high amount of vitamins and minerals. In addition, Nettle helps to stimulate breast milk production and enrich its quality.
Caraway – Traditionally used to stimulate milk production. Caraway seeds have the added benefit of soothing digestion and can even help to relieve discomfort in breastfeeding babies with colic.
Fennel seed – One of the most popular lactogenic (breastmilk promoting) herbs. It is rich in calcium, vitamin C, and flavonoids and combines very well with other lactogenic herbs.
Anise – Contains a compound called anethole that acts as a phytoestrogen, its effects in the body are similar to oestrogen and may help to boost prolactin levels.
Shatavari – Translated as “she who possesses 100 husbands”, implying its ability to increase vitality and support the female reproductive system.
Blessed thistle – Stimulates the flow of blood to the mammary glands and helps enrich the production of milk.
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How to brew the perfect cup of tea
Measurements & ratios
The recommended ratio is 1 teaspoon per cup of hot tea. If you like it nice and strong, add an extra teaspoon and brew for the recommended time.
Save your milk for black teas – most green and herbals are best served straight up.
Swill a little hot water in your teapot or cup, then discard. This will keep your teawares from cooling your tea too quickly. Green and herbal teas prefer 80°C, so just combine 20% cold water with 80% boiling water.
- Black tea & Oolong 100°C 2-4 minutes
- Green tea 80°C 1-3 minutes
- Herbal & floral tisanes 80°C 3-5 minutes
- Rooibos & honeybush tisanes 100°C 3-5 minutes
Loose leaf vs. tea bags
One of the main reasons we love loose leaf tea is the flavour. Usually loose leaf tea is higher quality than the tea in tea bags. Sometimes, tea bags are used to disguise lower quality tea leaves, but with loose leaf you can’t get away with that.
Most commercial tea bags are created using plastics, bleaches, glues, staples and other nasty things that are best avoided in your daily cuppa.
Another reason is because we love the environment. We hate to have a compostable material such as organic tea & herbs trapped inside little plastic pouches. Our teas are completely organic, so be sure to empty your loose tea leaves into the compost or the garden.
If you have any questions about our mothers milk organic herbal tea, please contact B inspired healthy lifestyle and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.