Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs -HERBLORE
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6 oz. resealable bag Stock#1701
An herbal combination used to help soothe and heal the perineal area after birth. Keeps swelling to a minimum (especially if the frozen pad method is used), helps the speed the healing process, and fights infection. Use as a sitz bath, in a peri bottle to squirt onto perineal area, or soak sanitary pads to freeze as a cool, pain relieving ice pack to wear after the birth. (One bag will make one supply of frozen pads.) Complete instructions are found on the product package label, or under Postpartum Sitz Bath Uses under our Articles section on our website. Clients swear by this product! It has become one of Herb Lores most popular items and is prominently featured in the Pregnancy Favorites Gift Basket, Postpartum Gift Basket and Deluxe Postpartum Gift Basket!
This is an herbal combination used after birth to help soothe and heal the mothers perineal/vaginal area, as well as to help heal babys umbilical cord stump. The sitz bath combination contains the following herbs:
SHEPHERDS PURSE - this herb is an amazing blood coagulant and vasoconstrictor. Arrests internal and external bleeding after childbirth virtually immediately. High in oxytocin, it will help the uterus contract to clamp off blood vessels. This herb is best in its fresh form, but for this application, dried is just fine.
COMFREY ROOT & LEAF - one of the best healing herbs of all time. It is not only soothing, but constrictive and healing for wounds, cuts, and tears. It is a cell proliferant and promotes speedy wound healing both inside and out and guards against scar tissue developing incorrectly. It is also very nourishing as it contains high amounts of digestible plant calcium, iron, protein (up to seven times more protein than soybeans), B vitamins, Vitamin A, as well as other nutrients necessary in rebuilding the body after childbirth.
NOTE: If there is infection present, do not use Comfrey as it will heal the outside so quickly that it may heal over infected tissues inside.
GARLIC - Herbal antibiotic. It is one of the most effective anti-microbial plants available, acting on bacteria, viruses and funguses, as well as alimentary parasites. Stimulates, builds and supports the immune system. Garlic is also helpful in increasing clotting time in the blood. One of the best herbs ever!
MYRRH - stimulates the production of white blood corpuscles which has a direct anti-microbial effect. It is astringent, therefore it is very healing and antiseptic for any wound or abrasion. Relieves spasms, shrinks inflamed tissue, reduces pain and encourages healing.
UVA URSI - kills bacteria in the bladder and will disinfect the urinary tract. One of the best herbs for bladder infection, even those resistant to antibiotics and standard allopathic medicines. Helpful for vaginitis as well. Although it is astringent and antibacterial, it will generally soothe, tone and strengthen the urinary system. (Also known as Bearberry or Kinnikinnick.)
LAVENDER - one of the best calming and soothing herbs, not only for the body, but the mind as well, as it is quite effective in alleviating depression. It has a special affinity for womens spirit. Good for all kinds of skin complaints, from sunburn to vaginal discharge and anal fissures. Excellent for headaches, depression and nerves (both physical and emotional!).
SAGE - astringent, antiseptic, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. Good for skin infections and vaginal discharge. Promotes healing of wounds and is a uterine stimulator.
In the coming months we will be phasing out some of our lines and increasing this line of herbs as Pam is extremely committing to home-birthing families/midwives.
A Little About Pam Caldwell, founder of Herb Lore
Pam Caldwell grew up in a traditional allopathic medical environment. Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications were dispensed freely in their household, as was done in many households during that time. Pam noticed that many of these medications created other problems for her or made her actually feel worse! Pam also grew up with an intense love for and connection with the plant kingdom. As her father was a horticulturist and her mother a nurse, this set the perfect stage for Pam to explore and use plants as a healing modality. Not only did Pam have a strong connection with plants and herbs, but she knew at age 11 that her lifes work would somehow include helping women birth their babies.
Many years passed. As a young adult, Pam was given a ticket to travel to Hawaii, and she decided to escape the corporate jungle and to move there rather than just to visit. While living in Hawaii, she met amazing people who would show her the native plants and how they could be used for healing. This awakened a long held passion and knowledge held deep within Pams soul. From then on, Pam would learn all she could about this ancient art and how she could use it in her own life and for the good of those who would come to her for healing.
During this time, Pam was asked to attend her first birth. Profoundly moved by the experience, Pam was compelled to learn more about the pregnancy, birth, postpartum and lactation process and how to make it the powerful, sacred experience she knew this event to be. Shortly after Pam completed formal herbal schooling, she began her midwifery training. A short time into this process, Pam began the most incredible learning experience of her life - she became pregnant herself!
As Pam progressed through her pregnancy, she was continually challenged in finding good quality herbal products for herself and her growing baby, so she started making a few products for herself. These products began to become very popular with other pregnant women and with midwives, doulas and lactation consultants in the area. As Pam went through labor, birth, postpartum and began breastfeeding, and as she began to learn the real and intimate needs of women traveling this sacred journey first-hand, her herbal product line and her expertise
grew. Many years later, Pam has become an expert in these areas and has helped thousands of women to overcome challenges ranging from fertility issues, to pregnancy, birth, postpartum and lactation issues. Pam now has hospitals, pediatricians and other health professionals referring their patients to Pam for her expertise and knowledge, as well as for the high-quality, organic herbal products that her company, Herb Lore, has to offer.
Pams passion is to empower birthing families and to help make this magical time of life the sacred event that is meant to be. She does this by alleviating fear through education and helping women solve problems with information and herbal products (if needed), so that they can enjoy and savor this special time to the absolute fullest! She knows and trusts the bodys natural ability to birth and to heal itself, and empowers her clients to embrace this awareness too. Pam has thousands of clients all over the United States and is beginning to become internationally known as well. She is the author of the forthcoming book Herbs and Wisdom for Your Sacred Birthing Journey.
Pam is a member of the American Herb Association and United Plant Savers and their Botanical Sanctuary Network, an organization dedicated to saving and re-establishing endangered herb species. Pam is also a member of Birthing and Early Parenting Educators (BEPE), a group of experienced professionals started by Dr. David Chamberlain, author of The Mind of Your Newborn Baby. This group of professionals share the belief that creating a healthy society starts with healthy, happy families. They promote the fact that babies are aware, sensitive, open and communicative from the very beginning, even while still in the womb and prior to conception. They provide education for birthing families about holistic pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding, and conscious parenting to give their babies the most healthy and advantageous start possible - all gifts that will last their child a lifetime. For more information, please visit BEPE at www.bepe.info.
To schedule a consultation with Pam or to ask a question, please call the Herb Lore office toll free at 1-877-808-5815. Pam and her staff thank you for your interest in Herb Lore and look forward to being of service to you!
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