mint during pregnancyMint during pregnancy Photo: Getty As a rule, use mint leaves and other her ground parts and brew as a tea beverage with the addition of other ingredients.

Properties of mint

Mint has beneficial effects. Properties of mint:

  • is an antiseptic;
  • fights inflammation;
  • helps to get rid of nausea;
  • calms the pain;
  • dilates blood vessels;
  • kills pathogenic bacteria;
  • increases tone;
  • Helps reduce blood pressure in hypertension;
  • soothes with nervous disorders;
  • Used in the prevention of colds.


The plant contains the female hormone estrogen,provoking contraction of the uterus, which can lead to premature birth. Therefore, it is important to observe the measure. One cup of a weak minty infusion does not hurt. If you doubt whether it is possible to mint during pregnancy, it is better to consult the supervising physician first. The cases in which it is better for pregnant women to refrain from mint:

  • with increased tone of the uterus;
  • with symptoms of varicose veins;
  • at a lowered arterial pressure.

Mint assistance during pregnancy

During pregnancy, a woman decreasesimmunity. To protect yourself from colds and viruses, you can take mint tea. Also, a woman in a position often experiences unpleasant ailments. It will be useful to find out what mint can help in such cases. The healing properties of peppermint will cope with common ailments during pregnancy:

  • toxicosis;
  • heartburn;
  • headache;
  • constipation and bloating;
  • fatigue in muscles;
  • insomnia;
  • nervousness.

In addition, mint during pregnancy increases libido, which is reduced in some women.

How to use mint?

Mint can be brewed and drunk low tea. Use the best fresh plants (one sprig for one cup) or you can dry collect (1 tsp for a glass of boiling water). Dry collection is better to buy in pharmacies or procure by yourself, you can also freeze fresh sprigs of mint. You can combine meatus with melissa, currant leaves, raspberries. Preparation of medicinal infusion (for toxicosis, heartburn): a glass of dry mint is poured with a liter of boiling water and insists for an hour. The broth is drunk in small sips, not more than half a cup with a break of several hours.