Drinks, Recipes, Wild Woman

Momma’s Bliss Tea

Updated March 1, 2022

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 boosting tea for men and women of all ages.

In our modern culture, motherhood can be an isolated and stressful experience. Simple rituals, like a soothing cup of tea at the end of a long day can help to ground us, and ease the worries of the day. While you sip, take a moment to breathe & quietly reflect or write in a journal.

Peppermint (Mentha × piperita) 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, and constipation as well.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia & related species) 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 (Matricaria chamomilla) 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.

Roses (Rosa spp) contain vitamin C and thus help to boost overall health. They also have mild sedative and anti-depressant qualities.

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) 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

  • 4 parts lemon balm
  • 3 parts peppermint
  • 2 parts lavender
  • 2 parts chamomile
  • 1 part roses

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. Add a bit of honey, to taste, if desired.

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 living life and 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.


References:

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.

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