This tasty and uplifting tea blend will give your body & soul a boost. It’s formulated with new moms in mind, but is beneficial as a relaxing, digestive & urinary system soothing tea for men and women of all ages.
Peppermint is well loved for it’s delicious flavor, as well as its medicinal benefits. It is a mildly stimulating herb that helps one to feel refreshed and renewed – without the jittery feeling that stronger stimulants like coffee can bring on. Herbalist Jethro Kloss states that it “bring[s] back to the body its natural warmth and glow.” It is also very soothing for the digestive system. It helps to ease gas, cramping, and irritation in the stomach & digestive tract. It can relieve nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and constipation as well.
Lemongrass has a particularly lovely taste and scent, making it a delicious addition to this tea blend. Like peppermint, it has a relaxing effect on the muscles of the stomach and digestive tract and thus, relieves flatulence and painful cramping.
Lavender is a wonderfully relaxing herb that is helpful for easing nervousness and anxiety. It is a mild anti-depressant. It relieves tension, stress, and insomnia. It can also aid in headache relief.
Chamomile is a gentle, relaxing herb that helps to calm stress and nervousness. It is beneficial for digestion. It can also help to ease sore, aching muscles due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Corn silk is especially soothing and healing for the entire urinary system. It is helpful for a variety of issues of the kidney and bladder, such as kidney stones, cystitis, and frequent urination. It’s diuretic properties also make it helpful for easing fluid retention.
When using corn silk be sure that it comes from organic corn, as much of what is available for sale in stores has been sprayed heavily with pesticides.
Roses contain vitamin C and thus help to boost overall health. They also have mild sedative and anti-depressant qualities.
Lemon balm is a calming herb. It is antispasmodic, and thus helps to relieve tension, especially in the stomach and nervous system. It can be used to help relieve stress, anxiety, general exhaustion, and insomnia.
Momma’ Bliss Tea Blend
- 3 parts peppermint
- 3 parts lemongrass
- 2 parts lavender
- 2 parts chamomile
- 2 parts cornsilk
- 1 part roses
- 1 part lemon balm
To prepare: Add 4-6 tablespoons of above herb mixture to a quart of water. Bring water to a boil. Pour hot water over herbs and cover. Let infuse 20 minutes to an hour and then strain out herbs.
Enjoy several cups of this tea blend throughout the day to help lift spirits and revitalize the body post-partum. Mothers with older children can also enjoy a cup (or more!) of this tea daily to help promote health and soothe nerves.
Moms, it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself when you are busy tending to your children, but drinking a few cups of tea throughout the day is an easy way to nourish yourself and brighten your spirits so you can give your children your best.
If you’re currently pregnant, you may want to mix up a big batch of this tea blend (using dry herbs) before baby comes so you can have it on hand after the birth when things can be a bit hectic.
Expectant/new moms, may also appreciate these posts:
Gladstar, Rosemary. Herbal Healing for Women.
Gladstar, Rosemary. Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health.
Kloss, Jethro. Back to Eden.
Weed, Susan. Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Years.