A nutritious herbal blend formulated to provide the essential vitamins and minerals required to promote a strong and healthy pregnancy. Beneficial properties include helping to relieve morning sickness and heartburn, toning the uterine muscle to prepare for childbirth, and to aid in postpartum recovery.
Cherish may also be used for stimulating breast milk production.
Red Raspberry Leaf has been used traditionally as a uterine tonic to prepare the body for birth and to shorten labors. It tones the uterus so that, during labor, contractions work more effectively, making birth easier and faster. It’s a rich source of vitamins A, B, C, and E, and minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, selenium, and manganese. Following birth, it is used to help restore the elasticity of the womb and uterine ligaments, and to increase the flow of breast milk.
Ginger Root has traditionally been used for stomach issues. It can alleviate a variety of troubles including nausea, vomiting, gas, bloating, cramps, and constipation. Ginger’s stimulating properties boost circulation and may help reduce swelling. It’s anti-inflammatory properties help to relieve headaches, cramps, and muscle pains. Ginger also helpful in postpartum recovery and as a galactagogue, it stimulates breast milk production.
Alfalfa Leaf is a rich source of nutrients, including essential amino acids, minerals such as calcium, silca and zinc, Vitamins A, C, E, and K, which is necessary for blood clotting. It also has the highest chlorophyll content of any plant. Additionally, drinking it in tea during pregnancy helps improve baby’s vitamin K levels at birth. Alfalfa supplementation is encouraged for at least six weeks before birth to to help prepare the body for childbirth, and for several months after, to aid in postpartum recovery and breast milk production.
Oatstraw has a high nutritional content and is an abundant source of silica, calcium, iron magnesium, and B vitamins. It also provides significant amounts of soluble fiber, protein, and minerals. Oatstraw’s nervine properties may help to ease stress and anxiety, while promoting restful sleep. Oatstraw
is also know to strengthen capillaries and may help protect against varicose veins.
Nettle Leaf is rich in pregnancy-supporting minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, and phosphorous. It’s also high in vitamins A, C, K, as well as several B vitamins. Many of these nutrients act as antioxidants inside your body, helping defend your cells against damage from free radicals. It also one of the four herbs which possess the highest kynurenic acid (KYNA) content, which is known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidative and pain-relieving abilities. Nettle Leaf is also helpful in postpartum recovery and as a galactagogue, it stimulates breast milk production.
Dandelion Leaf is an excellent source of vitamins A, B, C, and D, which are essential for fetal growth and development. Minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium are beneficial for maintaining healthy bones and muscles. Dandelion’s nutrients also help to fight symptoms of morning sickness. It’s diuretic and laxative properties reduce water retention, bloating, and eliminate toxins from the body and it’s antioxidant properties offer free radical protection. Other benefits include liver support, improved digestion and heartburn relief. Dandelion also promotes postpartum recovery and helps build milk supply.
Spearmint Leaf, besides adding a light and delicious minty flavor, has traditionally been used to ease indigestion and morning sickness.
Ingredients: Red Raspberry Leaf, Ginger Root, Alfalfa Leaf, Oatstraw Green Tops, Nettle Leaf, Dandelion Leaf, Spearmint Leaf
Directions: Pour 8-12 oz of freshly boiled water over 1-2 tsp of tea blend. Cover and steep for 10-15 minutes, strain and serve.
Overnight Infusion Method: Add herbs to container cover with freshly boiled water, cover and let steep up to 12 hours. Strain and serve. Store in refrigerator if not drinking immediately. May use sweetener, if desired. Consume within 24 hours.