TEA/HERBS & PREGNANCY
During pregnancy, many women avoid caffeine altogether, whilst others limit/reduce their intake.
The reasons for the reduction in caffeine whilst pregnant (and also whilst breastfeeding), have to do with the effect the caffeine has on your baby.
The Mayo clinic explains that caffeine “can cross the placenta and affect your baby's heart rate.” They also state that “while further research is needed, some studies suggest that drinking too much caffeine during pregnancy might be associated with an increased risk of miscarriage.”
There is very little evidence and information available on what herbs are considered safe to consume during pregnancy. As a Naturopath I have always erred on the side of caution and recommended no herbal teas whilst pregnant.
The good news is, we have two teas that contain no herbs and no caffeine. They are also made from all Organic ingredients.
SpiritualiTEA Sacral blend is a sweet blend of Honeybush along with Mango and Orange pieces. A delicious tisane that gets stronger, not bitter, as you brew it. A great blend for creating an Iced Tea, add some fresh slices of orange for extra natural sweetness.
SpiritualiTEA Solar Plexus blend is a smooth mix of Rooibos, Banana, Goji Berries and Vanilla pods. The addition of Banana is not common in teas, but it is in actual fact the sweetest ingredient in all our teas. It is a natural sweetener as we do not use anything artificial in our blends. It also doesn't taste like banana. You will be pleasantly surprised with this brew.