Rose (Rose Centifolia)

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Essential Oils

Rose (Rose Centifolia) essential oil – apart from smelling beautiful, Rose oil is a nervous & uterine relaxant, so makes a wonderful birthing aid. Really helps with fear & terror!

Caution – Not recommended in the first 4 months of pregnancy.

How To Make A Herbal Tea

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Natural Medicine

HOW TO MAKE A HERBAL TEA

  • Get fresh clean herbs from good places!
  • Mix herbs thoroughly together in bowl, store in sealed container in a dark place.
  • Use 1tsp of mixture to 1 cup boiling water.
  • COVER! Lets stand for 45 mins to 3hrs
  • Strain, can be stored for up to 3 days!
  • Drink 1/3 cup to 1 cup 3x a day

ALTERNATIVE METHOD

A good quick mobile method!

  • Place herbs in a thermos, pour over boiling water
  • Seal thermos & let sit for 45 mins to 2 hours
  • Drink 1/3 cup to 1 cup 3 x a day

Iron tea

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Herbal Remedies - Second Trimester, Mineral Supplements

Up your Iron intake naturally

This is an alternative to iron supplements. Drink daily for iron maintenance. Eat extra lemons & spinach (for vitamin c & folic acid) for persistent anaemia.

Ingredients

  • ¼ tsp yellow dock root
  • ¼ tsp Nettles
  • ¼ tsp Raspberry leaves
  • ¼ tsp Comfrey leaf

Method

Add one cup of boiling water and steep for 45 minutes

Dose

Drink one cup daily

Herbal tea for an easy birth

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Herbal Remedies - Labour

Raspberry leaf, Rosehip, Elderberry, Hawthorn, Feverfew, Dill tea

This remedy will help tone your body for childbirth, toning your uterus & balancing your hormones. Tastes good! ( NB. Test raspberry leaves by 1 tsp to one cup boiling water, cover stand for 45 min drink, then feel the reaction in your belly , does it contract, like a period pain? Then u don’t need it! You only need it for the last 4 weeks!

  • 2 tbsp Raspberry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Rosehips
  • 1 tbsp Elderberries/ leaves
  • 1 tbsp Hawthorn Hips / flowers/ leaves
  • ½ tbsp Feverfew
  • 1 tsp Dill seed
  • ¼ tsp Cloves

METHOD

Grind up all ingredients to a powder
Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 2 tbsp of mixture
Cover tightly & allow to steep for 4 hours
Take 1tsp in food or drink 2x a day throughout pregnancy
Can be used as helpful labor brew

Ginger Tea for Morning Sickness

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Herbal Remedies - First Trimester

Ginger tea made from fresh ginger root is a wonderful remedy for pregnancy especially during your first three months as it can help stave off morning sickness.

To make one cup of ginger tea, put about three teaspoons of grated ginger root for each cup of boiling water to a teapot, and steep for ten minutes. You can add lemon or honey to taste. Ginger tea can be cooled and kept in the refridgerator, it’s delicious cold too!

Disclaimer

Information on this website is not intended to provide diagnosis or prescriptions. It is an informational guide to help you better understand your body, your health, and some of the natural medicines available to you. Keep in mind that while plants are not drugs they can be very powerful, and their effects cannot be guaranteed as they vary from woman to woman.

The remedies, recipes and advice on this website are based on the personal experiences of the authors, however they cannot be held responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the use of these treatments. If in doubt please do not hesitate to consult an herbal practitioner, midwife, naturopath, physician or gynaecologist.

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