Useful Herbs During Pregnancy

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GingerHighly effective anti-cemetic that helps to relieve nausea morning sickness

Just add slices to hot water & sip until symptoms resolve.

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ChamomileThis gentle herb calms and soothes the nervous system and digestion. Drink a cup if you are experiencing morning sickness tension helps relaxation before sleep

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Witch HazelA cooling astringent Herb that benefits tired and over stressed veins.  By simply soaking a cotton ball in Witch Hazel you can apply to aching legs and varicose veins for immediate relief.

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Lavender– A Calming anti-inflammatory essential oil that promotes healing after childbirth.  Add 4-5 drops of Lavender Oil to bath water. It relieves Mastitis, add 3-4 drops to warm water apply clean face cloth as a compress.

Linseed – This herb is a gentle laxative and bowel lubricant  very rich in Omega fatty acids.  Add 1 tsp. to any breakfast cereal or oatmeal and follow up with water to prevent constipation.

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Calendula – This herb is highly nourishing and healing for the Skin.  Add this Tincture to St. John’s Worth and dilute to use as a lotion also use it to Bathe Perineal tearing or post-partum stitches.

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St. John’s Worth – This herb has effective antiseptic & pain-relieving properties you can also use these to repair cracked nipples and rinse with water prior to breastfeeding.  

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Raspberry Leaf – A uterine tonic that helps prepare the body for childbirth.  Drink daily in the Last trimester of pregnancy and for an additional  2-3 weeks after childbirth to help contract the muscles & promote Breastmilk

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Dill – The seeds make an excellent infusion to drink during breastfeeding –

it promotes breast milk and relieves Colic and gas in the newborn, and it can be combined with fennel seeds. .

Jasmine – This essential oil is traditionally used during Labor for its relaxing properties

and to help instill feelings of calmness and confidence Dilute in a base oil (almond, grapeseed,

essential oils) massage into your lower back at the onset of contractions

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