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. It helps with pains in muscles and joints. Nettle brings nutrition, balanced energy and well-rounded support to the body’s systems for both baby and mum-to-be.
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 prepare the mum for childbirth. It can be beneficial throughout pregnancy, but is particularly helpful over the last three months, to ease and tone the uterine tissue and facilitate labour. Raspberry leaf also has a powerful vulnerary action, meaning that it can help heal wounds internally and externally. It is also rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, as well as having anti-inflammatory properties. A recent study has shown that the use of raspberry leaf by childbearing women leads to a decreased likelihood of premature or overdue labour and of medical intervention in labour.
In addition to its lovely refreshing taste, lemon balm is a great digestive herb, stimulating the flow of digestive enzymes and improving digestion and absorption of nutrients. With its antispasmodic and sedative actions, lemon balm is good for reducing pain and spasm, and for soothing stress-related problems including wind, bloating, colic, nausea and gastritis. It eases tension, anxiety, agitation and pain, and elevates the mood. Taken prior and during the birth, it can gently ease and encourage childbirth.
Aromatically, the delicate smell of rose alone is enough to calm and fill a busy and worried mind with a loving reassurance that all will be ok. Rose petals are perfect for uplifting the mood, soothing anxiety, wiping away fatigue and promoting a good night’s sleep. They support digestive health, relieve nausea and promote a healthy gut flora. They modulate inflammation and have a mild diuretic and antiseptic action, helping to relieve urinary tract infections and fluid retention.
Spearmint 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.
Nutritive, relaxing and strengthening to the nervous system, oat straw helps dissolve any tension, fatigue or stress potentially associated with pregnancy. 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. Oat straw also contains mucilage, which is soothing and healing to the digestive tract.
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 ease any infections, irritation or inflammation in the bladder and urinary tract. It has been traditionally used to ease childbirth and stimulate the flow of breast milk.
A deliciously warming digestive stimulant, ginger enhances the secretion of digestive enzymes and addresses any indigestion. It is excellent to relieve nausea and bloating. It is also a great circulatory tonic, which improves oxygenation of the tissues, warms up cold hands and feet and enhances vitality and clarity of mind.
This product contains nettle leaf, raspberry leaf, lemon balm, rose, spearmint, oat straw, marshmallow leaf and ginger.
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. Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy. If you take any medication, please consult one of our medical herbalists or a healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool and dry place.