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Tea & Arthritis

Tea & Arthritis

Arthritis is a common terms that describes joint pain. While it’s often understood as a disease it can be rather seen as a symptom resulting from different causes. For some people, arthritis could be caused by inflammation. In such a case, tea can be a […]

2 Chinese Dried Rose Tea Recipes: Low Calories & Lots of Benefits

2 Chinese Dried Rose Tea Recipes: Low Calories & Lots of Benefits

Rose flower tea is delicious and has lots of benefits such as supporting your digestion, improving the skin, and helping you to de-stress after a busy working day. As it’s caffeine free and near zero in calories, it’s suitable for any time of the day. See […]

Honeysuckle Tea & Pregnancy

Honeysuckle Tea & Pregnancy

Due to a recent publication regarding honeysuckle tea’s effect against flu, we have received many emails from customers asking us whether honeysuckle tea can be consumed during pregnancy. For this blog post we have consulted different Chinese medicine doctors to make sure we give a responsible answer.

What Chinese Medicine Doctors Say

Here’s a few answers we got:

Answer 1: Honeysuckle, can be consumed during pregnancy, but do not drink too much. Focus more  on drinking lots of water and avoid spicy food.

Answer 2: It depends on your health condition. In general, honeysuckle tea can be consumed during pregnancy. However, when it causes diarrhea you should stop immediately.

Answer 3: Avoid drinking honeysuckle tea in the early stages of pregnancy. Honeysuckle tea has a cooling effect on the body.

Answer 4: After the 3rd month of pregnancy, honeysuckle tea is safe to drink.

Answer 5: It’s safe to drink, but due to it’s cooling effect, I don’t recommend it as it will not have the health benefits that you are looking for during pregnancy.

Conclusions & Guideline Regarding Honeysuckle Tea & Pregnancy

As you can see from the answers above, they are all very different, but we can make the following conclusions based on this:

  1. Avoid drinking honeysuckle tea in the early stage of pregnancy (1-3months)
  2. If you decide to consume, then don’t drink too much. Limit to a cup a day.
  3. If it causes stomach issues, stop consumption directly.
Honeysuckle Iced Tea Recipe

Honeysuckle Iced Tea Recipe

With the health benefits of honeysuckle tea in the international spotlight, we would like the share a wonderful recipe. The cool thing about this recipe is that fresh flowers are used, while in China this herbal tea is made after the honeysuckle flowers are dried. […]

Honeysuckle Tea Act As ‘Virological Penicillin” Against Flu

Honeysuckle Tea Act As ‘Virological Penicillin” Against Flu

Honeysuckle tea has been consumed in China for centuries for it’s effects against flu. Recently scientist from Nanjing university has confirmed through research this is not only a tradition. The Telegraph reports that: Trials showed that it could be effective against several variants of flu […]

Honeysuckle Tea

Honeysuckle Tea

When it comes to Honeysuckle herbal tea, the list of health benefits is long, but the main benefit is that it can fight inflammation which is the of many health challenges such as Acne. See the video and learn how easily it can be steeped with a teapot infuser.

Honeysuckle is slightly bitter with a fresh aftertaste that lasts for minutes in your mouth.

Prescribe Some Tea

Prescribe Some Tea

A good cup of tea can make a lot of things better. When you’re having a really bad day, when you’re so stressed out you feel as if the world is going to crush you, or even if you don’t feel anything at all – […]

Honeysuckle Tea

Honeysuckle Tea

As we are starting March and as the grips of Winter seem to be loosening every day – one can’t help but think of Summer. Sunlight streaming through windows, golden heat sinking into our skin and lazy days. The idea of it – putting on […]