|Black Medic-looks similar to Hop Clover |
or White Clover (when not flowering)
Despite the possible estrogen-like properties red clover is believed to be safe and nourishing during pregnancy and lactation (I drank tea that included red clover throughout all of my pregnancies). Aviva Jill Romm has a wonderful recipe for Nourishment Tea in her book The Natural Pregnancy Book, which includes red clover.
How to make clover tea:
- Gather 1/4 cup fresh or 2 tsp. dried red or white clover flowers
- Steep in 1 cup boiling water for 5 minutes
- Strain and enjoy!
Optionally add mint and honey to taste or combine with other nourishing herbs such as red raspberry, nettles, and alfalfa.
*The contents of this post are purely educational and not intended to diagnose or treat any illness. This information is not a substitute for seeing your physician. Please exercise caution when identifying, harvesting, preparing and using wild, edible herbs and plants.