The whole plant (namely, flowers, shoots, leaves) is used by folk healers to make a variety of potions. After all, peppermint contains phytoncides, glucose, mineral salts.
What is it worth to know the future mothers about the use of delicious crushed tea? Can it hurt the general well-being and development of the fetus?
Drink or forget
Obstetricians-gynecologists always emphasize that during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, one must be very careful with medication. The same applies to medicinal plants. After all, what is useful to an ordinary healthy person, a future mother can be extremely harmful, and sometimes dangerous. And this danger lies in the fact that the medicinal plant contains a large number of phytoestrogens - analogues of the female sex hormone. They can stimulate generic activity. But, nevertheless, peppermint is recommended to future mothers as a folk remedy for many diseases. And most often with its help relieve heartburn, nausea, bloating. She is advised to use obstetrician-gynecologists for this purpose. They recommend being careful not to abuse mint tea. They say that two or three cups of this drink throughout the day will be enough. In this case, mint should be bought in a pharmacy, and not purchased from grandmothers in spontaneous markets. The danger of such purchases is that the storage of medicinal herbs may be disturbed. In addition, in most cases it is realized under the scorching rays of the sun. Mint tea or just mint grass bought at the pharmacy passes quality control, no harmful additives and impurities. And in the period of bearing the baby is very important.
So, in large doses tea can stimulate the activity of the uterus, and in the moderate it will even be useful as a sedative. Peppermint has analgesic, soothing and vasodilating properties. It is known as an antispasmodic, antiemetic and antiseptic. Grass is able to remove stones from the kidneys and normalize the digestive system, eliminating colic and gastric spasms. You can use mint tea for diarrhea and constipation.
Peppermint and nausea
If we talk about salvation from this problem, it is recommended to cook the infusion. It is necessary to take equal proportions of leaves of mint, roots of valerian and flowers of marigolds - to mix. A tablespoon of such a collection should be filled with a glass of boiling water, soak for 30 minutes, strain and drink. And here is another version of the use of mint against toxicosis: fresh leaflets should be added to meals. For example, they will perfectly match with rice, fish, salad from vegetables, casseroles. To remove nausea, fresh peppermint leaves can be added to plain black or green tea. Many pregnant women confirm that they managed to escape from toxicosis with mint. Some simply chewed fresh leaves in the mornings - and this eased the signs of early toxicosis.
A proven remedy for vomiting and nausea are mint chewing gum and candy. Suffering from toxicosis women are recommended to carry a couple of such sweets in their purse to facilitate their condition. Compared with mint tea, which must be brewed, to insist, to use candy is more convenient - it's much faster!
Other uses of mint
What does peppermint essential oil, then when carrying a baby, its use is strictly prohibited!
Future mothers, like ordinary women, try to be attractive and regularly monitor the condition of their skin. But sometimes traditional cosmetics they cause allergies. Often, and the skin is flaky, its tone decreases. Therefore, infusion of mint leaves is perfect for washing in such cases. It will refresh the skin, aligns her tone, calms, if there are small rashes.
Fatigue of legs after work will perfectly remove a tray with decoction of mint. After her and sleep, the pregnant woman will be better.