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Is peppermint tea ok?

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AliSxo · 20/05/2020 16:52

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and just wanted to check if peppermint tea is ok to drink? I had a cup without checking and now the internet is scaring me! Thanks in advance xx

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BeforeIPutOnMyMakeup · 20/05/2020 16:55

I drank it thought out my pregnancy - which probably explains why my toddler has verbal diahorrea.

More seriously it does no harm.unkess you intend to drink it by the bucket load.

Williams3001 · 20/05/2020 16:57

Yep, peppermint tea is totally fine. You're not supposed to take peppermint supplements/oil as it's so concentrated but there's such minimal amounts in tea it's no problem. My midwife even recommended it to me for bloating/trapped wind.

Also, whilst you're researching herbs, it's only clary sage (used mostly in herbal remedies) that's advised again; culinary sage is also totally fine, as are all culinary herbs.

Williams3001 · 20/05/2020 16:57

*advised against (not again!)

BuffaloCauliflower · 20/05/2020 16:58

Yeh it’s fine, I’ve found it great for nausea.

AliSxo · 20/05/2020 17:27

Thanks everyone much appreciated xx

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BabyDancer · 20/05/2020 20:14

I'm a big peppermint tea drinker too! I've been told that it's absolutely fine, but ideally I shouldn't consistently drink more than 4 cups a day (which I was doing before I got pregnant).

DramaAlpaca · 20/05/2020 20:16

It's fine, can help nausea apparently, though it had the opposite effect on me as I can't bear the smell.

Just steer clear of raspberry leaf tea until very late in pregnancy as it's sometimes used to try to trigger labour.

PapercraftNinja · 20/05/2020 20:18

My midwife said absolutely fine, 4 cups a day. I actually had more but had weak strength ones. Worked wonders for my indigestion, wind and nausea (sorry tmi Grin)

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