Raspberry leaf is a great ally to help new mums bounce back after childbirth. Rich in a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it is an all-round tonic for the new mum. It is also 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 it can help the body in healing wounds internally and externally. It is also effective at promoting milk production — and its nutritive qualities help ensure that the milk will be optimally nourishing for the baby.
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 it gently eases restlessness, irritability, tension, anxiety and insomnia.
Calendula is excellent for new mums recovering from childbirth. It is a gentle but powerful wound healer: it heals and soothes inside and out by promoting cell repair. It also acts as an antiseptic, so it can help prevent and support the body in dealing with infections, wounds or rashes, and it gently supports the body’s natural work to eliminate toxins and metabolic waste. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidants that protect the body from damage caused by stress or pollutants.
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 excretion of toxins in the urine. This makes it effective at both gently cleansing and nourishing the body. 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 new mothers.
Peppermint tastes wonderfully uplifting and it is great to settle an upset stomach. It also helps with nausea and vomiting, and soothes the lining of the digestive tract. It eases spasms and digestive discomfort. It supports the liver in its natural cleansing actions and helps soothe headaches and other aches and pains.
Beautiful in both look and smell, rose is wonderful for calming anxiety, relieving irritability and lifting the spirits. Rose decongests, soothes and tones the reproductive system. It also promotes healthy, restful sleep. It supports digestive health, relieves nausea and promotes a healthy gut flora. Rose reduces inflammation and has a mild diuretic and antiseptic action, helping to ease urinary tract infections and fluid retention.
Known throughout Western herbal medicine history as a powerful female reproductive tonic and wound healer, lady’s mantle supports the body to heal internal wounds acquired after childbirth, and to tone and strengthen the pelvic floor and uterus. It also regulates hormones, reduces vaginal discharge, eases irritation, prevents infections, helps to prevent excess bleeding and promotes a healthy vaginal flora – all of which are wonderfully supportive in the new mum’s recovery process.
This product contains raspberry leaf, chamomile, calendula, nettle leaf, peppermint, lady's mantle and rose.
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.