If you have never before been interested in this issue, you hardly guess that a plain plant with nice blue flowers, growing in fields, forests, meadows and even along roads, is the same chicory, crushed root which is used to make such a tasty and healthy drink.
Chicory has a beneficial effect on the work of many organs and systems of our body. And they, as is known, undergo double loads during pregnancy and often "fail". First of all, it is the cardiovascular and hematopoietic system, because now the heart is forced to pump large amounts of blood, and the fetus is fed by the substances supplied by it. And so the chicory just makes it easier for the heart to work, purifies the blood and updates the red cells, raises hemoglobin. When anemia is recommended, drink chicory juice:
- dilute 1 teaspoon of chicory juice in 100 milliliters of milk and drink 3-4 times a day. To get the juice, young shoots with flower buds are washed, scalded with boiling water, chopped in a meat grinder and squeezed out the juice. Before drinking juice should be boiled for several minutes.
A drink from chicory can soothe the central nervous system, and the need for it at least from time to time, probably, arises in all future mothers. Perenenervichat, reawakened, all take very close to the heart - this is for a pregnant woman how to drink. So it's better to drink a cup of a fragrant drink and come back to normal than to be tormented by conflicting feelings.
No less useful for chicory and for the gastrointestinal tract: improves the work of the intestines (and it is known that pregnant women often suffer from constipation), activates the work of the stomach, helps fight nausea and also relieves heartburn. And it improves the work of the liver and helps to remove toxins from the body. In general, it does almost everything a pregnant woman needs so much.
An important property of chicory is the improvement of digestion and assimilation of milk. If you have this problem - drink milk along with chicory: it prevents the formation of lumps when the milk is rolled up in the stomach.
In addition, chicory in folk medicine is used in diseases of the kidneys, spleen, skin, with wounds and tumors, with cholelithiasis, with diabetes and so on.
As you can see, many good chicory for a pregnant woman. Just be careful: it increases appetite, and overeating and excess weight you now do not need (like any other, not even a pregnant woman, in principle). Keep in mind that chicory can a little stimulate and enhance coughing. Also note that with varicose veins, hemorrhoids, gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenum, chicory is contraindicated. In all other cases - drink to your health! And bear children without problems!