Ginger Tea during Pregnancy: Is it safe?


Herbal Ginger Tea for Nausea in Pregnancy

Ginger tea is one of the herbal teas that are very effective for cold and nausea. But is it safe for pregnant women? Well, the answer is yes, it is. It’s not only safe for pregnant women; in fact, has plenty of health benefits especially in the first trimester.
Please note: Ginger tea term is referred to the herbal tea without caffeine.
The Black tea with milk n ginger is surely one of unhealthy drinks for pregnant women due to caffeine.

Herbal Ginger Tea for Nausea: Recipe

1. Make Ginger tea for Remedy for Nausea

Ingredients: Ginger, Mint and Honey
First of all grate or slice ginger in threads. Boil 2 cups of water and add the ginger to it. Boil it on a medium flame for about 5 minutes. The water should reduce to half i.e. 1 cup. Now, add Mint leaves. Switch off the flame (Stop heating). Let it cool down to the room temperature. Add Honey to it. Honey must be taken in the room temperature to avail the maximum nutrients.
If you want to sip hot, then don’t add honey.

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2. How much Ginger is Safe Dose in Pregnancy?

It is advised to choose foods and drinks wisely during pregnancy. Taking too much of caffeinated drinks is prohibited for pregnant women. Ginger tea is a great alternative to tea and coffee with a great aroma and taste and a selection of health benefits.
According to Ayurveda, Ginger tea boosts the body heat, so one cup a day is enough. Also, don’t take it every day. Maybe 4 days a week can do the work. Also, for one cup tea use only 1 inch of ginger preferably with Honey and Mint. If you are going through a medical condition like blood pressure and blood sugar then avoid drinking ginger tea. Pregnant women planning to get a C-section should also keep a distance from ginger tea.

3. Can I take Ginger + Black/Milk Tea in Pregnancy?

Adding any caffeinated substance with ginger is not really a healthy choice during pregnancy. Milk tea or black tea is just for taste and not health. It’s not really healthy for you to consume caffeine; be it an enhanced herbal tea.

Health Benefits of Ginger Herbal Tea for Expectant Women:

Relaxes Muscle

It’s really surprising that just a cup of ginger tea will provide a relief to your tired muscles. It also helps in the case of bone aches.

Reduces Risks of Cancer

The risk of cancer starts when body cells lack sufficient growth or some cells stop building. Ginger tea is an effective herbal solution to reduce the risk of cancer, especially ovarian cancer in pregnant women.

Add to Nutrient Absorption

Pregnant women need lots of nutrients throughout a day for a good health but many factors become obstacles in the process of nutrient absorption. Ginger tea helps the nutrients taken in diet get absorbed fast and properly.

Boosts Glucose Level in Body

Yes, a cup of ginger tea can maintain the glucose level in your body. Ginger tea aids to the building of insulin in the body and hence helpful for diabetes patients, not the severely suffering people.

Aids in Digestion and Immunity

Two of the most useful characteristics of ginger are boosting digestion and immunity. Ginger tea saves you from cold, cough, diarrhea and many other diseases.

Studies say that taking ginger is perfectly okay for pregnant women but the dose should be restricted to 1 gram per day or so. Ginger is a wonder herb and just a few sips of ginger tea can make your day sparkling and keep your health in the top gear.

Tea is the panacea of life and probably all the Tea-Lovers will agree to this. Tea is a popular beverage across the globe. Be it the aromas, tastes and types – everything about tea is lovable. Tea not just gingers your day up but one of the healthy types of tea, Ginger Tea, is a blessing to your health as well.

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An IT professional, a mom of two, Sapana had belly-only pregnancies in her life & has lost 15Kg weight twice. Along with fitness, Sapana is an expert in Indian names & has helped scores of Indian parents to shortlist suitable baby names by virtue of her years of expertise in Sanskrit origin names & logical approach towards cultures & trends during the name research. Drop a comment to get help from her.

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