How To Make A Herbal Tea

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Practical herbal

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 Mineral Supplements, Second Trimester

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 During 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 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!

Placenta mother tincture

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in Placenta Medicine

Your placenta is an amazing organ, made from you, inspired by your baby to create, feed and sustain your baby and yourself to Birth and beyond. A placenta mother tincture is your very own hormonally-focused life remedy. It balances your hormones and creates physical and mental wellbeing in you and your baby after Birthing. This medicine is ancient, the Mother’s primary tool in the medicinal care of herself and her family. Sadly in recent times the medical industry and the pharmaceutical industry have colluded to separate the Mother from her personally-powered medicine chest, telling her that it is rubbish, leftovers, a biohazard! I have been preparing placentas for over a decade now, and sadly most medical staff still recoil in horror at the thought of anything to do with the placenta and its medicinal benefits. In past times when the housewife and mother had the primary role of healing and caring for family members, placenta remedies were considered a true treasure. Happily people are once again becoming interested. I am so glad! This ancient knowledge should not be lost with the changing living conditions of today’s families, when it can give so much! I hope someday soon a nurse, doctor or midwife will ask me about Placenta Medicine and actually listen with interest as the wise mothers and fathers do!

HOW TO MAKE A PLACENTA MOTHER TINCTURE

It is very simple! Take a teaspoon sized piece of Placenta, from the side connected to Mamma for the Mamma medicine and from the end of the umbilical cord for the Baby medicine. Place in a sterile jar filled with 40 % proof alcohol ( rum is good ), leave in The Sun and Moon ( 24hrs), strain the mixture through a muslin cloth and place in a dark glass bottle. Take a sterile dark glass dropper bottle, half fill with spring water and half with alcohol, then add 13 drops of tincture . You have now made your own Placenta Mother Essence. Well done! Be well! Fairy love, Lara xxxxxx

Carol Gautschi’s Birth Infusion

Written by FairyDoula. Posted in During Labour, Practical herbal

Carol Gautschi’s Birth Infusion

Take a handful of organic herbs:
  • 2parts raspberry leaves
  • 2 parts nettle leaves
  • 1 part alfalfa
  • 1 part oatstraw
Get a litre jug and put the herbs into the bottom of the jug. Pour boiling water over the herbs. Cover tightly and let stand overnight. Strain the mixture and press the juice from the herbs. Drink freely throughout the day; repeat at night!

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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