Can rattle stork tea help with getting pregnant? All information about the effect, application, preparation and experience can be found in this article.
Almost everyone knows the mythology of the stork that brings the children. This myth originated in the 18th century to talk to children about the taboo subject of reproduction. There has been a rattle stork tea for many years that is said to help women get pregnant. But can stork tea really help with an unfulfilled desire to have children? What are the ingredients and effects of this popular fertility tea? In this article we show why rattle stork tea can help you get pregnant and share our experiences with you.
Rattle stork tea – ingredients and effect
Well, to understand how rattle stork tea can work, you have to look at the exact ingredients. I have chosen the ingredients of the *cyclotest stork tea as an example because I know it and it is available in organic quality.
#1 lady’s mantle
The main ingredient of stork tea is lady’s mantle. Lady’s mantle is a well-known medicinal herb that has been used to treat numerous women’s ailments since the Middle Ages. In my research for my article on lady’s mantle tea, I was able to find numerous studies and evidence that lady’s mantle as a medicinal herb can help with wound healing, menstrual cramps, endometriosis, cycle regulation, menopausal symptoms, and gastrointestinal problems.
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What impressed me the most was a pilot study with women who had stopped ovulating naturally and were undergoing a lady’s mantle cure. Around two months after the cure, 81% of the women treated with Lady’s Mantle ovulated again.
#2 Raspberry Leaves
Similar to lady’s mantle, raspberry leaves are often used to alleviate various women’s and menstrual cycle problems. In researching my raspberry leaf tea article, I found that raspberry leaf is used to reduce menstrual cramps, heavy menstrual bleeding, shorten labor and reduce morning sickness, and regulate menstrual irregularities.
The Lemongrass is also often called lemongrass in colloquial language. It is very popular in Asian cuisine because it has a high proportion of vitamin C, vitamin B, iron, zinc, calcium, potassium and other vitamins and minerals. When I heard that it was supposed to help with stress, I did some more research. Then I found a study where lemongrass was used successfully to reduce anxiety.
There is a lot of discussion about yarrow. Above all, it is intended to stabilize the second half of the cycle and to be used in cases of yellow body weakness. In connection with the desire to have children, I was able to find an interesting study with rats on the subject of PCOS.
Harmonization of hormones in PCOS
Here, rats with PCOS were given a yarrow extract for 30 days. The cysts, body weight and hormone levels of LH, FSH, progesterone, testosterone and estrogen were examined in the female rats before and after administration of the extract. As a result, yarrow was able to harmonize the hormone levels of the PCOS rats. Small progress was also seen in the reduction of cysts in the ovaries. Of course, unfortunately there are no tests on humans yet, but the results in animal experiments look promising.
Many know rosemary as a delicious spice that is added to numerous German soups. On the part of naturopaths, I found that rosemary can promote ovulation. Rosemary is also said to help stabilize irregular cycles. Even after days of searching, I couldn’t find a single study proving the effects of rosemary. The stork tea is actually intended for women. However, I found one study where rosemary improved sperm quality in infertile male rats.
#6 Basil Now
Naturpaths know, that Basil is said to strengthen the sexual desire of men and women. In my research, I found studies in which basil can help with digestive problems and reduce stress. Interestingly, I found research showing improvement in sperm quality in male rats treated with basil.
#7 Lemon verbena
Lemon verbena does not fit at all in the rattle barn tea compared to the other herbs because it does not directly increase fertility. Nevertheless, lemon verbena is a medicinal herb used to treat margin intestinal discomfort, insomnia and psychological stress. Which certainly can’t hurt.
Effect of Stork tea
To be honest, there is no clear scientific evidence of the effect of Stork Tea in this composition on unfulfilled desire to have children. However, for me, the Stork Tea is nothing more than a women’s mantle and raspberry leaf tea with other medicinal herbs added. So I would expect an effect of cycle stabilization in PCOS, endometriosis or other cycle disorders. On the *Customer Reviews for Stork Tea on Amazon, you can find testimonials where women link their positive SS test strip and write:
“I drank the tea for about 2 months. Taste-wise the tea convinced me, drank it unsweetened. Most importantly, whether it was due to the tea or not, I got pregnant in the first exercise cycle and am now 12 weeks along. :-)”
Stork Tea Experiences
However, customer reviews all do not convince me even with positive SS test. I wanted to know and wanted to see a real woman who got pregnant shortly after taking Stork Tea. Then I found a Youtuber who talked about her experience with Stork Tea in a video two weeks before her pregnancy. Unfortunately, the woman had a miscarriage and subsequently discontinued the videos from her fertility channel. Nevertheless, the woman was proven to have become pregnant shortly after taking the Stork Tea.
Can you drink the Stork Tea during pregnancy?
No, absolutely not. Rattlesnake tea should only be drunk until pregnancy occurs, then it’s over. You remember the Youtuber who got pregnant with the help of Stork Tea and miscarried in the 7th week. Unfortunately, the woman didn’t seem very informed in her videos about determining fertile days as well as the NFP method. Maybe she took the Stork tea too long, because rosemary is suspected to promote a miscarriage. But of course this is only a guess and a miscarriage can always have other causes.
Raspberry leaf tea, lady’s mantle tea can induce premature contractions
It is known from international research that lady’s mantle, raspberry leaves as well as rosemary can trigger premature labor. Raspberry leaf tea should therefore only be drunk from the 32nd week of pregnancy at the earliest, preferably not until the 37th week. This is shown by recent studies where they looked at the miscarriage and live birth rates during pregnancy with and without raspberry leaf tea. Now, the rattling gate tea does contain raspberry leaves to a large extent. So I would advise against drinking rattlesnake tea during pregnancy.
Detect pregnancy quickly and safely
Now clearly, Stork Tea may be able to help you get pregnant a little easier if you have irregular cycles. But in pregnancy, the tea can be more dangerous. Here, the Stork Tea can possibly trigger a miscarriage or premature labor. So you have to be able to determine pregnancy and ovulation for sure. There are currently three ways to reliably determine pregnancy:
#1 Pregnancy test
The first way is to take a pregnancy test, which measures the hCG in the urine. The hCG is produced shortly after implantation already very increased and helps, among other things, to block further ovulation and menstruation. An early pregnancy test can show positive at day 9 at the earliest and relatively reliably at day 13 after ovulation. Only then is the threshold level of hCG in the urine at least 10 mIU per ml in most women. This has been established in international studies by German scientists in Heidelberg.
#2 Recognize pregnancy by temperature curve
Women who use the NFP method are once again at an advantage. On the one hand, they can 91% reliably pinpoint ovulation to within 4 days. In this way, of course, they know exactly when they can test positive with an SS test. But this is not really necessary, because you can also recognize a pregnancy by the temperature curve. I have explained in detail how this works in my post: “Temperature curve in pregnancy – What does it look like?”. If you want to learn the NFP method, I recommend our Get Pregnant Starter Set. There you will find everything you need to start with the method right away.
#3 Blood test or ultrasound at the gynecologist
In most cases, women can already sense that they are pregnant by certain pregnancy signs, such as the absence of menstruation, nausea, etc. In this case, they can go to their gynecologist if they suspect it. In the gynecologist’s office, a blood test or ultrasound can then be done. In this way, it can be determined very quickly whether you are pregnant or not.
Preparation of Stork Tea
Rattlesnake tea is very easy to prepare. First, take 1 to 2 teaspoons of the tea mixture and pour boiling water over it. Afterwards, the Stork Tea has to steep for about five minutes. A tea strainer or a net is recommended to separate the loose tea leaves from the liquid.
Drink about 1 to 2 cups daily
In general, it is recommended to drink about one to two cups of Stork Tea during the childbearing period.
Stork Tea is for women
It is important to note that the Stork tea discussed here is only suitable for women. Meanwhile, there is also a Stork tea for men, which is supposed to promote men’s fertility. However, this rattling gate tea for men has completely different ingredients and contains green tea sencha, damiana leaves, lemon verbena leaves, oat herb green, ginkgo leaves, guarana seeds, ginger root, goji berries, pepper and cardamom, among others.
Drink throughout the cycle
Rattlesnake tea can be drunk every day of your cycle. This is an advantage over cycle teas, which can only be drunk in one half of the cycle. After all, you don’t then need to know exactly whether you are in the follicular phase or the luteal phase when using Stork Tea. Nevertheless, I personally think that the combination of raspberry leaf tea in the follicular phase and lady’s mantle tea in the second half of the cycle is the better option. Those who use NFP can also easily distinguish between the two halves of the cycle here.
Quote at the end
I would like to conclude this post with a quote from British theater actor Arthur Wing Pinero, who once said:
“Where there is Tea, there is hope”.
Of course women take rattling gate tea in hopes of getting pregnant as soon as possible.
Stork Tea tea is not a panacea
However, a cycle tea is not a panacea and cannot replace a healthy diet, health exercise or cycle diagnostics with NFP. However, women with menstrual irregularities should take a closer look at rattling gate tea. After all, it contains three ingredients – lady’s mantle, raspberry leaves and yarrow – that can harmonize the cycle. But please do not drink the Stork Tea during pregnancy, as this can increase the risk of miscarriage. In this sense, I wish you all the best on your way to the desired child.
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