Medicinal plants for the well-being of the expectant mother during and to alleviate the discomfort of pregnancy such as nausea, swollen legs, varicose veins or haemorrhoids.
In the early months of pregnancy or breastfeeding are advised not to take any herbal remedy without advice from a doctor or naturopathic qualified, but a supplement of certain plants in the diet or external lotions may relieve discomfort such as nausea morning or varicose veins, and help the body after birth .
10 plants for pregnancy and childbirth:
Very effective antiemetic that relieves symptoms of nausea and morning discomfort. Add a couple of fresh ginger root slices to a cup of hot water and take sips from time to time.
Versatile and grass grateful everyday that soothes and relaxes the nerves and digestion. Take a cup of tea to relieve morning sickness, stress and tension, to relax at bedtime as well as to facilitate digestion.
Grass refreshing and astringent beneficial to the veins. Wet a cotton disc in distilled witch hazel and apply on swollen legs, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
The soothing and anti – inflammatory essential oil helps heal after childbirth. Add 4-5 drops of lavender oil to the bath water. To relieve mastitis, put 3-4 drops of essential oil in warm water and then apply in compresses with a clean cloth.
Acts as a mild laxative and lubricating the intestine and is very rich in omega fatty acids, give special importance during pregnancy. Add a tablespoon to breakfast cereals or muesli, increase fluids and prevent constipation.
Highly nutritious and healing skin. Combine your tincture with that of St John’s wort and use it as a lotion to clean the stitches or tears of the snake. Massage with your oil macerated the skin during pregnancy to prevent the appearance of stretch marks.
It has antiseptic and analgesic properties. Combine your dye with marigold and dilute as a lotion to clean stitches and labor tears. You can also wet your cracked nipples with it, but clean it with clear water before breastfeeding.
Uterine tonic which helps prepare the body for childbirth. Take infusion daily only in the last trimester of pregnancy. Continue to take it for two to three weeks after delivery to help contract the muscles and increase the flow of milk.
An infusion of the seeds is highly recommended during lactation since dill alleviates baby cramps and gas. It can be combined with fennel seeds.
Delicious and fragrant essential oil traditionally used during labor for their relaxing properties and provide a sense of calm and security. Dilute in a basic oil and massage the lower back.