Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus)
Long tradition used in pregnancy to strengthen and tone the tissue of the womb, assisting contractions and checking any haemorrhage during labour. Action will occur if drunken regularly throughout pregnancy and may also be taken during labour.
Astringent, tonic, febrifuge, parturient with a reputation for painless and easy delivery in straight forward births, anti-spasmodic.
Pain or profuse bleeding of menstruation, tones uterine muscles, promotes milk production, mouth ulcers and sore throat (gargle), vaginal discharge, sickness and nausea of pregnancy.
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Excellent gentle sedative, anti-spasmodic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, vulnerary, aromatic, bitter, diaphoretic, nervine, sedative, tonic, anti-microbial.
Peptic ulcers, Candida, anxiety, insomnia, indigestion, inflammations, PMS.
Contraindications: Rare skin contact allergy.
Oat Straw (Avena sativa)
Nerve restorative, anti-depressant, tranquilliser, brain tonic, cardiac tonic, relaxant and stimulant, nutritive, demulcent, vulnerary.
Nutrient with selective action of the brain and nerve cells, source of minerals, improves performance and stamina, one of the best remedies for feeding and strengthening the nervous system, especially when under stress; nervous debility and exhaustion when associated with depression; general debility, high content of silica which is helpful for skin conditions especially in external applications.
Nettles (Urtica dioica)
Astringent, diuretic, tonic, alterative, blood tonic, amphoteric.
Strengthens and supports entire body, relieves symptoms of haemorrhage, eczema, high in vitamins and minerals especially iron and calcium, strengthens natural resistance, lowers blood sugar in diabetes.