Red dates tea for confinement is made by simmering red date with water over low heat. Chinese red dates tea is good for after birth recovery during confinement period. Confinement nanny will prepare and store red date tea in a thermo flask for mum’s daily consumption. Do ask the confinement nanny for her red dates tea recipe. You can learn to make the tea by following the recipe next time. The Chinese red dates can be bought individually or as confinement herbal package from confinement agency in Singapore. Otherwise, you can buy Chinese red dates online or from Traditional Medical Hall, TCM clinic near you. Red dates is not only beneficial for confinement or after childbirth but for general health wellness as well. The dates are one of the commonly used Chinese herbs to cook porridge and soup. They are often used in herbal tonics or as part of traditional chinese medicine, TCM prescriptions due to the many health benefits.
Red dates or also known as jujube, are rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, C, protein, calcium, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. This is why TCM physicians or practitioners would recommend them to patients with serious health conditions. During post-pregnancy, drinking confinement drinks such as red date tea can help to minimize water retention problems. Longan can be added as well to make longan red date tea for the extra health benefits.
In summary, benefits of drinking red date tea are:
- Improve Qi
- Boosts blood circulation
- Boosts immune system
- Calms the nerves and spirit
- Promotes new blood cells
- Adjust proportion of albumin and globulin
- Increase secretion of gastrointestinal mucus.
- Regulate menstruation
- Relieve pains
- Reduce water retention
However, it is not recommended to drink red dates tea during early stages of pregnancy. Please consult advice from your TCM practitioner or gynaecologist.