Raspberry leaf is a powerful astringent with specific affinity for the female reproductive system. It gently tones and strengthens the uterine and pelvic muscles, helping restore the elasticity of the womb and uterine ligaments and supporting recovery from childbirth. Raspberry leaf has a powerful vulnerary action, meaning that it can help heal wounds internally and externally. It is also rich in minerals (including iron, calcium and magnesium), vitamins (including vitamins A and C) and antioxidants, as well as having anti-inflammatory properties. It is also effective at promoting milk production — and its nutritive qualities help ensure that the milk will be optimally nourishing for the baby.
Nettle leaves are highly nutritious – they are rich in vitamins A and C and minerals, particularly iron, calcium, silica, magnesium and potassium. All of these nutrients are essential for the maintenance of vibrant health and vitality. Nettle also protects the gut lining from irritation and infection, stimulates liver and kidney function, relieves fluid retention and enhances the elimination of toxins via the urine. This makes it effective at both gently cleansing and nourishing the body, bringing vitality to mum and baby. It also has an amazing ability to adjust breast milk production, increasing or reducing the flow as required. Nettle brings nutrition, balanced energy and well-rounded support to the body’s systems for both mum and baby.
This aromatic, uplifting herb soothes and aids digestion and enhances nutrient absorption. Its antispasmodic action eases mild cramps, spasms and colics, and is also very efficient at stimulating lactation in nursing mothers.
One of the most renowned herbs for improving the production of breastmilk, fenugreek is nutritious and supports nutrient absorption which is so helpful after the strain and rigours of pregnancy and childbirth. Its anti-inflammatory action provides a soothing and protective coating for the digestive tract and lifts fatigue.
Nutritive, relaxing and strengthening to the nervous system, oat straw helps dissolve any tension, fatigue or stress. A mild sedative, oat straw also provides the nerves with essential nutrients, and feels like a warming herbal hug! It contains silica and other minerals that are essential to vibrant health and vitality — and to the production of deeply nourishing breast milk. Oat straw also contains mucilage, which is soothing and healing to the digestive tract.
The golden yellow flowerheads of German chamomile modulate inflammation, support the natural healing process, and soothe tension. They can be used internally and externally to relieve mastitis and sore nipples. In addition to its delightfully bright aroma, chamomile is a mild nervous system sedative, which means that it gently reduces restlessness, irritability, tension, anxiety and insomnia.
Marshmallow leaf is rich in a moistening substance called mucilage, which makes it incredibly soothing and very effective to cool irritation and inflammation. It is ideal to nourish and protect mucous membranes along the digestive, respiratory or urinary systems. It is a very soothing diuretic, so it helps the body in dealing with infections, irritation or inflammation in the bladder and urinary tract. Like many of the other herbs in this formula, it is effective at stimulating the flow of breast milk.
A deliciously warming digestive stimulant, ginger enhances the secretion of digestive enzymes and addresses indigestion. In addition, studies suggest that it can improve breast milk production in the days after childbirth without notable side effects. It is also excellent to ease nausea and bloating. Ginger is a great circulatory tonic, which improves oxygenation of the tissues, warms up cold hands and feet and enhances vitality and clarity of mind.
We have added a small amount of lemongrass to this blend for its uplifting action and refreshing flavour, and because of its traditional use to increase the production and flow of breast milk in nursing mothers.
This product contains raspberry leaf, nettle leaf, fennel, fenugreek, chamomile, oat straw, marshmallow leaf, ginger and lemongrass.
Place one heaped teaspoon of loose herbs per cup of boiling water. Infuse for 5 minutes, strain, cool and enjoy. Drink one to three cups per day. Do not exceed recommended amount. If you are taking any other medication, or have any medical conditions, please check with one of our qualified medical herbalists before using. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool and dry place.