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Herb Info

The tea mixtures offered by Birth Partners are carefully created with nutrient rich, fragrant, kosher, vibrant organic herbs. The ingredients are all hand mixed with love to serve and nurture childbearing women. Each herb has it’s own powerful energy, healing property and nutritional value. Here is a glossary of some of our most favorite healing herbs.

Alfalfa – this herb contains 8 essential amino acids for good digestion and helps relieve nausea. Like Nettle, it contains almost every vitamin and mineral known to man. It is extremely high in chlorophyll, which helps with blood oxygenation and purification, and helps to correct constipation. It is very high in Vitamin K, which helps prevent postpartum hemorrhage.

Blessed Thistle – increases breast milk while helping to alleviate mild forms of postpartum depression. It is a bitter herb, which is healthful for the liver and digestion

Chamomile – This herb is soothing and calming to the entire system. It helps with digestion and nausea, and is also high in calcium. Rosemary Gladstar states, "This delicate, gentle flower is a must for pregnant women. Its sunny disposition is helpful for lifting the spirits, and its calming, relaxing attributes are very soothing to the soul."

Comfrey – is soothing and healing for wounds, cuts, and tears. It promotes speedy wound healing both inside and out and guards against scar tissue developing incorrectly. It is also very nourishing as it contains calcium, iron, protein, B vitamins, Vitamin A, as well as other nutrients necessary for rebuilding the body after childbirth.

Dandelion Leaf – one of the best herbs for preventing and treating preeclampsia and strengthening the liver. It acts as a gentle diuretic, helping the body to eliminate excess water retention, which is common during pregnancy, while supplying the body with vitamins and minerals, including calcium, potassium, folic acid and iron. It helps the kidneys function better and also helps to prevent and correct anemia.

Licorice – Because it contains estrogen (which breastfeeding women lack), licorice root is a hormonal balancer. Licorice root is soothing, relaxing and cleansing. Susun Weed says, “Licorice favorably affects the hormonal balance and cheers the spirits.” It is sweet and can be used in place of sugar to sweeten tea. It also acts as a mild laxative and can be taken for coughs and fevers.

Nettle – is a rich and deep colored herb that is full of vitamins and minerals. It is rich in vitamin C, A, D, K and calcium. It also is rich in iron and potassium. Nettle may ease leg cramps and other muscle pains during pregnancy. Since it is rich in Vitamin K and increases hemoglobin, it reduces the risk of postpartum hemorrhage. After birth, it also serves to increase breast milk.

Red Raspberry Leaf – contains vitamins C, A, B complex, E and many minerals as well. It is high in readily absorbable calcium, making it a wise lifelong uterine and bone tonic tea for women. It can help with nausea, and prevent miscarriage and hemorrhage. This herb is known to make birthing easier, so it is good to drink a lot of red raspberry tea in the last month of pregnancy. After birthing it reduces cramping and regulates vaginal discharge as well as increases milk supply. Let tea water cool a bit before putting in red raspberry leaves because boiling reduces this herb’s effectiveness. Raspberry leaf tones the uterus and ovaries and increases available calcium. Rosemary – increases the milk flow, adds calcium, tones the liver and is a Wise woman favorite for depression.

Shephard’s Purse – is an amazing blood coagulant and vasoconstrictor. It can control internal and external bleeding after childbirth. High in oxytocin, it will help the uterus contract to clamp off blood vessels.

Skullcap – is a source of calcium and is a superb nerve strengthener. Prolonged use establishes emotional calm.