– 1/2 cup fennel seeds: An aromatic spice that helps to stimulate milk production and also stimulates a sluggish digestion.
– 1/2 cup raspberry leaves: A soothing leaf beneficial for the female reproductive system.
– 1/4 cup nettle: A leaf rich in iron and Vitamin C. Has a cleansing action on the body and aids in kidney function and circulation. Helps to promote milk flow. Also beneficial for skin diseases, such as eczema and psoriasis.
– 1/4 cup alfalfa: Helps alleviate fluid retention and swelling, promotes a healthy urinary and digestive tract, cleans the blood, lowers cholesterol, and is rich in vitamins and minerals.
– 1/4 cup dandelion
– 1/4 cup thistle (my store was out of this, but try to snag it if you can!): An
– Wee bit of cinnamon, to taste
– Wee bit of cloves, to taste
The herbs used in this tea are pretty…hmm…grassy. The cinnamon and cloves help to sweeten the mix a bit.
Step One: Mix all the ingredients in a jar and shake.
Step Two: Steep the tea in hot water. Use 1-2 tablespoons per pot of tea. We just put ours loose-leaf style in a tea filter and then dunk it in the pot.
Don't you love easy recipes? Does that even count as a recipe?
Not a tea fan? Become one. Herbal teas are a simple, inexpensive, and effective way of nourishing and supplementing our bodies. Not only is it beneficial to our overall internal health, it's also beneficial for our souls to have a few peaceful moments tucked into our day. Maybe that moment is just as beneficial as the herbs themselves.
Sit still for a moment.
Take a deep, soothing breath.
Give your body back some of the goodies all that milk production has been pulling from you.
Use God's wonderfully designed deliciousness to help.
Please note that, ahem, even if you're not lactating, it's still a wonderfully delicious and beneficial tea.
In fact, Stuart is enjoying some with me at this very moment.
He's such a team player.