Quick & Easy Red Dates Tea Recipe for Your Confinement

We all know and love this legend. Well, alright, maybe not all of us love it or know about it, but we’ve most certainly heard of it. Okay, maybe not all of us have heard of it, but we all know someone who has spoken about it at some point in time and has profusely propounded upon its various benefits.

What is Red Dates Tea?

Red Dates Tea, also known as jujube or Chinese date, is derived from the jujube tree. Originally from China, this tree can now be found throughout Asia, America, the south of France, and Algeria, specifically in Annaba, which is known as “the city of jujube trees.”

This fruit has been utilised in Asian and Arabic cuisine to make delectable pastries, jams, and even savoury meals, as well as confinement tea.

Although it is not overly famously known in other areas of the world, red dates tea is high in vitamins and has numerous health advantages. Its ingestion will provide you with vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and calcium. Without even mentioning its antioxidant properties, the jujube is a fruit that ought to be more widely known.

Why Use Red Dates Tea for Confinement?

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The benefits of red dates tea for new mothers range from raising breast milk to preventing anaemia, and it is especially beneficial when it comes to healing from childbirth.

Treats Water Retention

Adding red dates tea to your daily confinement meal plan can help lower the severity of your water retention throughout the postnatal phase.

Reduces Free Radicals

Because it contains antioxidants, this beverage prevents the formation of free radicals and promotes good health after childbirth. During pregnancy and childbirth, the female body generates radicals. The antioxidants in red dates aid in the removal of free radicals and prevent the body from producing new ones during the postpartum confinement period.

Prevents Anaemia

Of course, after giving birth, moms will have a new routine, namely breastfeeding. One of the routines that Moms will experience is waking up in the middle of the night till you have to remain up late because your child is finicky about nursing.

Staying up late and not getting enough sleep might destabilise and disturb the synthesis of red blood cells. You will definitely feel quite weak, especially if you are breastfeeding while fasting. As a result, you should drink red dates tea on a regular basis because it includes vitamins that can help produce red blood cells and reduce your risk of anaemia.

Dates are beneficial for ensuring a good supply and smooth flow of breast milk, in addition to preventing anaemia. If you believe that your milk production is uneven, consuming red dates tea for confinement may be the solution for you!

Forming Teeth and Strengthening Bones

If you drink red date tea frequently during the confinement time after childbirth, the benefits are felt not only by you, but also by your child.

Dates include iron and calcium, which can aid in the formation of teeth in newborns.

Not only that, but breast milk has been shown to strengthen children’s bones.

Red dates tea should undoubtedly be one of the standard products on your confinement food menu.

This herbal tea is a healthy drink that has been passed down from mother to mother to help in the process of restoring health, maintaining health, and stamina.

Many mothers drink red dates tea every day and consider it a replacement for simple water. It is thought to help with postpartum stamina, blood circulation, and keeping your body warm during the confinement time.

Recipe corner!

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Well, now that you know the basics and benefits of the red dates tea, let’s take a look at the quick and simple red dates tea for confinement recipe that we promised you earlier.

What you’ll be needing for this drink are as follows: Red dates and water.

Step 1: Rinse the cleaned dates with water. The red dates do not need to be cored; simply leave the pits within.

Step 2: Take each date and cut 5-7 slits around the edge of one end of the dates with pointed scissors or a small paring knife. This aids in the release of taste and nutrients into the tea.

Step 3: Place the red dates in a saucepan if cooking on the stove. Fill the container with water.

Step 4: Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low heat, cover with a lid, and leave to simmer for one hour. Note that if you have a pressure cooker, then boil it on high pressure for just 10 minutes which considerably cuts down that cooking time.

Step 5: Pour the tea into a teapot or glass container.

Step 6: Serve hot with or without the cooked dates.

Voila! There you have it. Your very own Red Dates Tea right in the comforts of your own home. Simple, nutritious, and can be done in as little as 15 minutes (with the aid of a pressure cooker).

Closing words

Don’t tell anyone, but we have an even quicker and more convenient way to make this delicious and beneficial red dates tea for confinement recipe.

First off, you could ask one of our nannies to make the drink for you hence why it is more convenient. The other thing is that you can add on some confinement herbs to your PEM confinement package to help you or your confinement nanny make this drink easier as the Red Dates Tea included in the add on is measured to proportion.

That’s right, you are reading an article about a drink that’s consumed during confinement or pregnancy. This logically means that you’re either going through it yourself or reading on behalf of someone you know who is going through one of the two. 

So, what we’ll recommend at this point is that you stop searching online for “confinement services in Singapore” and head on over to our website to read up on our confinement nanny services. All of that will make the whole confinement process that much easier to cope with!


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