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Herbs to Avoid During Pregnancy and Lactation


The lists below are not all-inclusive, but will provide a general guideline of some of the most commonly used western herbs that should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Flower Essences (and Rescue Remedy)


In the late 1920's, Dr. Edward Bach, a renowned British scientist and physician, observed that his patients' healing and well-being were directly influenced by their state of mind and emotional health. He noticed that the personality, attitude and present outlook of a patient had a great deal to do with their being cured or remaining sick. He understood that "the personality of the individual is of even more importance than the body in the treatment of disease". He realized that, instead of treating the patient as a body with an illness, the patient needed to be treated like an individual. "Treat the patient, not the disease."

Fenugreek Info


Fenugreek is one of the most effective herbs for increasing breastmilk production. Even moms of adopted babies have been able to establish a milk supply using Fenugreek

Immune System Help - Herbs for Immune Health and Colds & Flu

Learn about various herbs and natural remedies for colds and flu, and how to use each correctly for best results.

Fenugreek: A great herb for increasing milk production, but you need to know how to use it correctly!

Fenugreek Seed is one of the most well-known and effective herbs used to increase breastmilk production, BUT there are some things you need to know when using it.

Children's Dosage Guide


The charts and suggestions below may be used in determining the appropriate amount of herbal remedy to give to children.

Hem Stopper Tincture (formerly Anti-Hemorrhage Tincture)

Herb Lore’s Hem Stopper Tincture is used to help staunch bleeding after a birth.  It’s best used immediately after the birth (and after the birth of the placenta), and as long as the bleeding or risk of bleeding continues.  If the placenta has not been birthed yet and is the cause for bleeding, the Placenta Release Tincture is then recommended.

Testimonial

Hi Pam,  I’ve used several of your products throughout six of my pregnancies and postpartum. The Pregnancy Tea Tincture and the Pregnant Mother’s Liver Tonic have been such a blessing! One of your products that I ALWAYS have on hand is the Poke Root. During nursing, it is an amazingly fast acting herb to heal mastitis. At the teeniest sign of a clogged duct, I take just a tiny amount of the Poke Root and it clears up in no time! I recommend all nursing mommas have it on hand. Such an amazing product!!! J.F.