Your postpartum journey is sacred time for your body to heal and repair after giving birth. During this time, it's so important to nourish and support the body with nutrient-rich foods and herbs.
There are many herbs that can help to promote postpartum healing! Some of my favorite are:
Nettle Leaf: This herb is rich in vitamins A,C,K & B and packed with iron and magnesium: these nutrients are critical for facilitating postpartum healing!
Red raspberry leaf: This herb is high in vitamins and minerals, and can help to tone the uterus and improve milk production.
Are you curious to know how to use herbs for postpartum healing?! I'm excited to share! Read on!
Ways to use herbs for postpartum healing
Herbs are one of my favourite ways to support postpartum healing and recovery. Here are 3 different ways to use herbs during your recovery time.
A Tincture Blend: Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts that can be taken in a small amount and are an easy way to get the medicinal properties of the herbs. I still use Earthley's Postpartum Balance
religiously to support my hormones since having my babies!
A Bath Soak: An herbal bath soak
is an ideal way to get the benefits of herbs without having to take a supplement. You can fill a cheesecloth pouch with your desired herbs and put it in a warm bath to soak in the therapeutic benefits.
Using herbs for postpartum healing is an ancient tradition that is being rediscovered by modern women. Herbs are a gentle, safe, and effective way to support your postpartum healing and recovery.
Why are herbs helpful for postpartum recovery?
Herbs are incredibly beneficial for postpartum recovery because they help to nourish the body, boost the immune system, and reduce inflammation. Certain herbs have also been known to help regulate hormones, reduce postpartum depression, and aid in the healing process.
Herbal remedies are also typically natural, non-invasive sources of relief for healing postpartum. In addition, they are usually quite affordable, making them a great option for mothers who may not have access to other forms of care.
Herbs can also be made up into tonics and teas to be enjoyed on their own, or added to food or recipes for easy everyday use. They are also widely available and easy to find, making them a great choice for mothers who may be pressed for time.
Overall, herbs can be a great addition to postpartum healing. They are natural, non-invasive, affordable, widely available, and easy to use. Herbs can be used as part of a complete postpartum recovery plan, to help support mothers during this special time in their life.
How can you incorporate herbs into your postpartum healing plan?
There are various ways to incorporate herbs into your postpartum healing plan. A few examples of how you can use herbs for postpartum healing include:
1. Create herbal infusions
and teas: Combining several types of herbs into boiling water to make a tea or infusion is a simple and effective way to use the therapeutic benefits of the herbs.
2. Prepare tinctures: Another way to utilize the benefits of herbs is by making tinctures. Using alcohol or glycerin, herbs are soaked and left to steep over weeks or months and then strained to make a concentrated solution. Tinctures are easy to store and usually last a long time, making them a great choice for postpartum moms.
3. Baths, poultices and compresses: Many herbs can be used to create a relaxing and healing bath, poultice or compress, to help reduce inflammation, swelling, pain and muscle tension. A warm herbal compress, for example, can be made by combining freshly chopped herbs with boiled water.
Herbal remedies are a great way to incorporate natural healing into postpartum care. Be sure to consult with a certified herbalist or doctor before using as some herbs can be powerful and should be taken with caution when a woman is breastfeeding.
Wrapping things up...
Herbal remedies have long been a part of postpartum healing, and with the advancement in science, herbs can play an even greater role in the process. Herbs can be used in a variety of different ways, such as herbal infusions and teas, tinctures, baths, poultices, and compresses. Many herbs offer great therapeutic benefits that can aid in postpartum healing, but it's important to consult with a professional before using any of these herbal remedies.
Herbs are a gentle, safe and natural way to help you through the postpartum healing process. They can help reduce inflammation and pain, nourish, relax and restore balance to help you recover more quickly. Incorporating herbs into your postpartum healing plan can be a great addition to any mother’s postpartum care routine.
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