I am a nursing mother and I am very concerned about taking any medications for illness. I have used Echinacea very successfully to fight a sinus infection and a bad cold. The Echinacea had no ill effects on my baby or my milk supply. I feel that the herbs helped my body fight the infections better than an antibiotic prescription would have. The antibiotics attack both the good and bad organisms in my body creating the opportunity for thrush or yeast infection in either me or my baby, whereas the herbs help my body rid itself of only the bad organisms and to heal with no worry of any kind of secondary problem. S.E.
Clematis - key word is Dreamer. For listlessness, inattentiveness, preoccupation, absent-mindedness, and when one has "left their body". Helps bring one back down to earth and into the present, helps one achieve focus and a grasp on reality.
Cherry Plum - key word is Giving Way. For intense feelings of inner tension and fear of losing control. For those who feel on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Helps bring courage, calmness, strength and the ability to relax.
Impatiens - keyword is Patience. Helps with feelings of frustration, impatience, irritability and mental tension. Helps one become more relaxed, patient, tolerant and gentle towards shortcomings of others and upsetting situations.
Rock Rose - keyword is Bravery. For feelings of deep fear, panic and fear of death. Helps bring strength, courage to face life and bravery.
Star of Bethlehem - key word is New Vitality. For sadness, sorrow, and lack of energy due to a trauma or shock. Helps neutralize shock and the effects of shock or trauma, whether the effects are immediate or delayed. It is the comforter and soother of pains and sorrows.
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written by Pam Caldwell
Certified Herbalist --- Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum & Lactation Specialist