NORA stands for Nettles, Oatstraw, Raspberry Leaf and Alfalfa. This all organic tea is perfect for anytime during your cycle and especially during pregnancy (after week 16 if you are low risk). It is a powerful way to naturally supplement your body with nutrients through food. Each ingredient of NORA tea is super charged with highly nutrient dense food based supplements! By combining the health power of nettles, oat straw, red raspberry leaves, and alfalfa, you can create an immune boosting, relaxation inducing, health drink for your every day needs. One bag makes 32 Cups of tea.
Nettle tea is an herbal tea made from the leaves of the nettle plant. etc. The nettle plant has been used for centuries in natural medicine. This is because nettle tea is packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, iron, & magnesium. It is an extremely nutritive plant, high in vitamins and minerals, particularly iron, silica and potassium, and is showing broad antifungal effects as well (Stricker).
Oat straw can be an anxiety game changer for everyone, pregnant or not! Researchers believe that the alkaloids found in oats are what encourages reduced anxiety and stress, leading to increased feelings of relaxation.
Oat straw can give your nervous system a preventative and protective boost, relieving feelings of exhaustion and depression. This plant also can help reduce blood pressure and balance your hormone production. By doing this, you can alleviate issues with varicose veins and hemorrhoids which can be an uncomfortable yet common part of pregnancy.
3. Red Raspberry Leaf
You may have already heard of using Red Raspberry Leaf tea to reduce menstrual cramps or to help tone the uterus. Yet red raspberry tea is also beneficial for supporting respiratory, digestive and uterine health. The plant’s leaves are a natural powerhouse for the pregnant body! Studies have found that red raspberry leaf tea can shorten the length of labor. Also, those who ingest raspberry leaf might be less likely to receive an artificial rupture of their membranes, require a caesarean section, forceps, or vacuum birth than the those who do not consume it.
Alfalfa contains iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine, sodium, potassium, silicon, trace elements, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin K, and essential amino acids. Also, alfalfa contains the highest chlorophyll content compared to any plant! That makes it a go-to source for liquid chlorophyll.
“It has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicines for digestive complaints, jaundice, and blood clotting disorders. There is also evidence that some 19th-century physicians used alfalfa for the same purposes and also to encourage lactation in nursing mothers” (Walls).
How to brew:
1/4 C of loose leaf tea + 4 C hot water Brew in mason jar for 8 hours or overnight Strain and enjoy hot or cold