What are the benefits of choosing a specific pregnancy tea brand like Mama Tea you might ask? Mama Tea was inspired by our Founder's journey through her pregnancies. Anna Louise found it difficult to find any herbal teas that tasted good and were safe to drink during her pregnancies.
Therefore she worked with a Master Tea Blender and a Medical Herbalist to create a range of pregnancy teas that are both tasty and crucially, safe to drink during pregnancy.
Our Morning Mama tea was blended specifically to ease the effects of nausea and morning sickness. We used a subtle blend of herbs to create this lovely ginger pregnancy tea.
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
History: 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.
Ginger has a wide range of antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties and is a strong pain reliever. However, we have used it in this tea blend because of its excellent properties in relieving nausea, morning sickness and motion sickness. It is safe for pregnant women to use
Botanical Name: Anthemis nobilis
It was the Egyptians who first recorded the use of chamomile tea, in a papyrus that dates from 1550 BC. It was known to the Romans as well as the Celts and Egyptians, and is still regarded as one of the most basic herbal teas to have in a modern cupboard.
We included chamomile in this tea as it is an effective remedy for indigestion and nausea.
Botanical Name: Melissa Officinalis
Lemon Balm was regarded by the German herbalist, Paracelsus as an “elixir of youth”. As late as the 18th century, lemon balm was still being recommended in “canary wine” to “renew youth”.
the botanical name Melissa being derived from the Greek for honey bee, and according to bee folklore if the beehive is rubbed with Balm the bees will not swarm and the fragrance will attract new bees. Apparently Balm was also a sacred herb used in the temple of Diana.
It is a nerve tonic and relaxant with antispasmodic and carminative actions, and makes an excellent remedy for mild depression, panic attacks, palpitations, irritability, restlessness and anxiety - especially if the anxiety is causing indigestion. It is also very effective at calming indigestion and stomach pain.
Botanical Name: Citrus Limonum
Lemon is a traditional remedy for colds, coughs, flu, and fevers; in mainland Europe, lemon has been widely regarded as a cure-all for all infection (especially in Italian folk medicine) and the medicine of choice in any epidemic.
As well as these excellent benefits, lemon peel is also a great solution for stomach ache and stomach pain.