I strongly recommend Herb Lore's herbs, especially their Labor Tincture. I no longer use Black and Blue Cohosh, as they are already ingredients in their Labor Tincture. As a matter of fact, their products work so well I threw out all of my other Black & Blue products and use this instead. I have seen it work many times when other things have not, and I can highly recommend it over and above anything else. I also live in the same community as Herb Lore, and I have been to their facility. They use only organic herbs and the best and highest quality. I have been impressed with Pam Caldwell's (Herb Lore's founder, company herbalist and creator of the Herb Lore line) knowledge of herbs and pregnancy and lactation, and have used their products to help with all sorts of problems that women in their childbearing years have. Most midwives know a bit about herbs, but Pam's knowledge is far greater, and because of that, has created a highly effective line of herbal products. I highly recommend using Herb Lore's products and their information as a valuable resource for anyone. I also think anyone who uses their herbs, especially the Labor Tincture, will not go back to any of the alternatives.
Alison Osborn, LM, CPM, Grass Valley, CA
Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers everywhere need resources like Herb Lore and their treasure-trove of alternative healing resources and herbal products.
David B. Chamberlain, Ph.D.
(Author, The Mind of Your Newborn Baby)
Thank you! Herb Lore is literally the best company I have ever done business with! I love you all so much! M.B.
I've been a client of Herb Lore for nearly 8 years, and have used their herbal products since they were introduced to me by my midwife when I was pregnant with my first child. I value and trust their wisdom, knowledge and products implicitly. Their obsession with product quality; their knowledge on every aspect of herbal medicine's intricacies, formulations, applications, contraindications - you name it, they know it or can find it! I trust Herb Lore's unerring expertise and their high-quality products. I am always assured at finding answers and solutions when I call Herb Lore, versus miles of red tape, run-arounds, side effects, and lack of positive results with conventional medicine. I greatly appreciate the personal connection that they have taken the time to develop with me over the years. Business isn't just about business; business isn't just about having a great product; business is about people. Herb Lore always does a fabulous job of keeping a high level of service when working with their customers. I feel valued and important because they put care, though and energy into my particular challenge. Personalized service seemed to have been something of the past, but Herb Lore has brought it back! Thank you so much! D.P.
I would highly recommend Herb Lore and herblore.com to anyone looking for a knowledgeable resource and supply place for herbal products. I have very little knowledge when it comes to herbs, but as a midwife, I much prefer this natural alternative. All of my questions and concerns were listened to - they were very patient and very helpful. I now keep on hand her Labor Tincture, Placenta Release Tincture, and the Anti-Hemorrhage Tincture. At the very first birth I took these to, we waited for the placenta for quite some time. I finally gave one dose of the Placenta Tincture and not ten minutes later, the placenta came -with no problems and no extra bleeding. I have a lot of clients who refuse any kind of allopathic treatment, and I'm thrilled to have these herbal products on hand and Herb Lore as a knowledgeable resource for those cases when I really need the extra help! Sharon - Colorado midwife
From a midwife in OH - I had a birth on Friday and wanted to share my experience with you. It was a long birth and the mother had bit of a tough time. As soon as the baby was born, she began to bleed and looked like she wasn't going to stop. I used the Anti-Hemorrhage Tincture I recently got from you, and it did the trick! I used two doses, very close together (5 minutes maybe) and it worked very well. Mom and baby are doing great! I feel the Pregnancy Tea Plus that she was taking in her last several weeks of pregnancy helped as well. She lost a decent amount of blood at the birth, but was up in the shower less than an hour after birth and was able to take a 20 minute shower. I feel certain that the tea helped support her blood levels. She also found great relief with using your After Pain Relief Tincture too. This being her second baby, she did have after pains this time around, but the After Pain Relief Tincture really took care of it! Thanks so much! R.M., Midwife
I love your products and know I will be using more in the future! And thank you for the great service you provide! I just ordered some things for my son and I'm looking forward to seeing the benefits of your herbs for him. The friend I referred to you was very happy for the guidance and advice she was given as well! You really helped her with a problem she had been suffering with. Thank you! A.O'D.
My friend Jessica, who has 4 little ones now, used your products for her first 3 pregnancies, faithfully, and had 3 very easy/fast births. Then with the 4th baby, last summer, she didn’t take any of your tinctures. When I asked why, she didn’t really even know, I think she may have just felt like she’d done this easily/successfully so many times that she probably didn’t need all the herbs anymore. Well, she ended up having her baby at home, as usual, and it was the hardest, longest, most painful birth ever. Her second birth, by contrast, was completely pain-free (no drugs, of course, at home with her midwife). So I have wondered if those tinctures made all the difference. I used them for my births and they were all so fast and easy, almost pain-free (only pain I ever felt was in transition and then very shortly thereafter while pushing them out...but it was never extreme). Anyhow, I think your tinctures are worth more than gold! A.A.
Immune System Section
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.
My kids haven't been sick or haven't had to be on any prescription drugs since taking your herbs. My family is noticing and wondering why my kids are so much healthier than the other kids in the family! I can't imagine our lives without Herb Lore's herbs! L.R.
I am a huge advocate for Herb Lore's products. They are so easy to talk to, knowledgeable and they make sure my products get shipped right away. The herbs I used were instrumental in my postpartum recovery. I used the Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs after all three deliveries - they helped my stitches feel more comfortable and heal faster.
I also love Herb Lore's Pregnancy Tea. I would make a large batch to last a couple of days and drink it all throughout the day. It was comforting to know the ingredients were helping the baby and also preparing my body to give birth. M.G.
I got your Itch Relief Tincture from my local retail outlet about two months ago. This is my third pregnancy that I have gotten the PUPPP rash with, and it was getting really bad. After using your Itch Relief Tincture for only two weeks, the rash was completely gone! Thank you so much for making such a wonderful product! I'm so happy to have complete relief and not have to muddle thru the pregnancy in misery. K.R.
I came to Herb Lore regarding some concerns I had about my pregnancy. I was told about some specific products that Herb Lore offered that would be helpful to me. I wanted to thank you for all your help and support. You have proven to be an invaluable resource! I used Rescue Remedy in the last few weeks before my delivery and it helped me to relax. I was experiencing great anxiety, and after taking the Rescue Remedy, I not only felt positive changes in me but others were able to notice the difference in my health as well. T.S.
I just wanted to rave about one of your products I've been using. I ordered the Skullcap Tincture. I have so much trouble sleeping during pregnancy, from hip pain to insomnia to headaches - something usually keeps me awake. I was originally getting some for my mother, but decided to try it myself as well. I've been using it for 3-4 weeks now (often, but not every night) and I've been getting the best, most restful sleep I've ever gotten during pregnancy. With my last one, I even ended up sleeping on the floor most nights. Not this time - I'm sleeping like a baby! Thanks! S.M.
I'm 9 weeks pregnant with baby #2, and my HG (morning sickness) is much more manageable than with #1. I've been on both the Pregnancy Tea and Pregnant Mother Liver Tonic for several months now, and am continuing it through this pregnancy. That combined with fermented foods has clearly made a difference for me. I'm so, so grateful for you! Blessings on you 100-fold for the blessing you are to the women and families you serve! N.R.
I am really pleased with the results of women taking Pregnancy Tea Plus. So far we have not had to transfer any primips (first time moms) for anything among those taking it. Without it, we were transferring 20%. C.M., Midwife (homebirth)
Herb Lore's Iron Tonic Tincture is the BEST for correcting anemia. Many folks complain that regular iron "does not agree with them", makes them nauseous, gives them heartburn or makes them constipated. When something makes you icky, you probably will not take it. Anemia is nothing to ignore, especially when you are pregnant. When comparing cost and effectiveness, Herb Lore's Iron Tonic Tincture is unsurpassed at bringing up at sluggish hemoglobin (at a fraction of the cost of alternative, on the market iron supplements). We have seen very quick rise in a woman's hemoglobin from one visit to the next. J.W., Midwife
I have been using Herb Lore's Labor Tincture for a couple of years in our hospital practice and have been very happy with it. It seems to not increase uterine irritability as some other preparations do, and around 70% of patients started labor after using the tincture. Olga Libova, MS, CNM, RN
Hello, I am currently expecting my 11th baby. Ever since I had my 8th baby, I have lived in DREAD of after pains. After my 9th, the after pains were so bad that I actually went into shock several times and passed out more than once -- this was not due to blood loss, just shock and intensity. This was with taking ibuprofen. Labor and birth were nothing by comparison. I often wished that I could just do labor and birth twice instead of doing the after pains. I was terrified with my 10th because I had learned that after pains do literally get worse after each one -- they don't ever max out. I ordered the large bottle of your After Pain Relief Tincture thinking that would be plenty and hoping desperately that it might help. I cannot tell you how amazing it was! Every time an after pain started, I could feel the shaking and chalky whiteness of shock start, but as soon as I took the tincture, it made a huge difference. It was completely manageable. I started taking the tincture before nursing, and that was the BEST. I was horrified when I ran out after only the first day. I had another tincture from a different company that helped, but it did not hold a candle to yours. I ordered another bottle but didn't get it in time to help with the worst of it. So, with this baby, I am planning to order 3 or 4 4oz bottles right up front. I really cannot tell you what a God send this tincture is. I am terrified at the thought of not having it! I am a HUGE advocate of this product and I tell all of my homebirthing friends and mothers of large families about it. Thank you! M.B.S.
I just wanted to thank you for all of your products. When my husband and I were trying to conceive, we bought Herb Lore's fertility tinctures and teas and we got pregnant that very month. Then once I had had the baby, I started the Nursing Tincture. My milk was delayed due to having a c-section, and within a day of taking it, my daughter had gained weight! (She had lost a pound from birth in a week.) Then when our little one started having gas and Mylicon was making things worse, I took the Tummy Tincture so she would get it in my breastmilk. Within a day, she was no longer getting the severe gas pains and she was burping better too. I just want everyone to know that your products really work! Thank you again! K.L.
I was constantly getting breast infections and the doctors were prescribing antibiotics, when I contacted Herb Lore and they recommended Poke Root. I haven't had one since! Thank you! V.S.
I received my order for Nursing Tea last week and just wanted to thank you and let you know I think it's great. My friend gave me a bag to try since I'm back at work and challenged to pump enough to keep up with my hungry baby daughter. The tea really helps! It took me awhile to figure out how to drink it consistently and conveniently. I concluded making a batch ahead of time, refrigerating it and bringing it to work in a water bottle that I swig from throughout the day is the easiest. If I don't or can't drink it, I notice my output goes down. When I was running low on the tea and didn't have a chance to order more yet, I bought a box of (another company's) nursing tea and a box of (yet another company's) nursing teas to tied me over. Neither seemed to help at all. My production went way down. I had 2, maybe 3 cups of them a day, but I didn't think the difference in output would be that great. Anyway, I have Herb Lore's tea again now, and all is well! C.K.
I am a nursing mother to a baby who is not a strong nurser. She will not take a bottle with breast milk or formula, so it is imperative that I keep my milk supply up. I regularly drink Herb Lore's Nursing Tea as well as take the Nursing Tincture a couple of times a day. That has kept my milk supply up long after other mother's I know say their milk has dried up. My baby is 9 months old and still happily nursing several times a day. Without the herbs for nursing, I believe my milk would have dried up long ago since my baby does not nurse for long at each feeding. S.E.
I am using the Nursing Tea and Nursing Tincture. I got them right after I caught a very bad stomach flu virus. My milk supply had really decreased because I was so sick and dehydrated. The tea and tincture have helped to get things back to normal. I think without them, I might not have regained my regular supply. I tried some other brand of nursing tea from the store before I purchased yours, and it did not help me at all and it did not taste good either - your tea has a nice flavor and it works great! Thank you! J.M.
I just wanted to write and give you a quick up-date. You have given me several very helpful recommendations, but perhaps the best has been the Nursing Tea. My baby is now 4 months old and is thriving on my milk!!! This tea has helped me to produce the best milk I have ever had (this is my 4th baby!). Thanks so much! D.M.
Hi, I just wanted to tell you that the Nursing Tincture really works! I was in a panicky situation last week when I had a minor tooth implant operation and after that, my milk supply was suddenly reduced to a trickle. I called the lactation consultant, and she recommended Herb Lore's Nursing Tincture. I took it and the next day my milk supply came back! I am so grateful! I am glad that there are companies like yours who are dedicated and committed to helping pregnant and nursing mothers! Thank you! L.L.
I just wanted to let you know the Nursing Tincture has worked great for me! I told my doctor about it and he is now referring many of his patients to your website too! I just want to thank you! I love breastfeeding and feel so happy that I'm able to give my daughter the best! A.Z.
After giving birth to three petite little girls, my husband and I decided that for our next birth, we would go "natural" before and hopefully after the birth. Well, I gave birth to a very healthy baby boy, weighing 8 pounds! The birth was an easy feat without drugs, but afterwards was another story! I had always taken my Vicodin after the birth of my girls (I was not breast feeding), but this time I was nursing and did not want to take a narcotic. My doula and midwife suggested I check out herbs available to me, and so I contacted Herb Lore. They took much time to suggest a wonderful remedy for me Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs. But instead of taking a sitz bath with them, I followed the instructions for making a "tea" of the herbs and using sanitary pads to soak up some of the brew. I then froze the pads and wore them throughout the day and night. It was WONDERFUL relief. I took no narcotics and I could use the pads as much as needed, unlike medication. I wish I had known about this technique after I had my girls! Timmy was my biggest baby, most pleasant birth, and easiest recovery (thanks to Herb Lore's herbs!!!). J.Y.
I just wanted to thank you for the WONDERFUL soothing Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs! I had surgery (enterocele/rectocele repair) a week ago. Not only that, I ended up with a bladder infection due to the Foley catheter. I came home sore, tearful, and incontinent. Then came the yeast infection. I ended up with 11 prescriptions. Then I bought the Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs and I've already made my third batch. Aaaahhhhh! I'm taking sitz baths and using a peri bottle to squirt the herbs onto the sore area. I'm still tender, however I am SO much more comfortable! I wish I had the herbs a week earlier!
I'm going to let my surgeon know! Every woman having vaginal surgery should know that these herbs aren't just for postpartum! Thanks again! E.N.
The first time I had mastitis (breast infection), I thought I just had the flu. I had a newborn and I was totally incapacitated and could not take care of him. Then a week later over lunch I was discussing my "flu" with a girlfriend who said it sounded like mastitis, and that she had had it when she was nursing. I got mastitis again, and called my OB/GYN. She prescribed antibiotics over the phone without even seeing me. The third time I got mastitis, I insisted the doctor see me. She gave me antibiotics again. But at least this time she told me about nursing consultants that I could visit. Then I paid a visit to nursing consultant, who, although much more comforting than the doctor, and were able to arm me with a lot of information, still had no "cure" for me other than hot compresses. However, she did give me a referral to Herb Lore. After my 5th bout of mastitis, I finally called Herb Lore, who got Poke Root to me in one day. I drank two drops of Poke Root diluted in a glass of water, and the mastitis went away. I've never had mastitis again. I also gave it to several of my mommy friends and it helped them too. I was at my wits end and Herb Lore saved me! Pam talks to you as long as necessary and she is very comforting. She helped me achieve a balance with my milk production so that I wouldn't risk getting mastitis again. It was a great success! Thank you so much! C.H.
I just wanted to let you know that I rec'd my Poke Root today. I took my 2 drops at around 3:00 and I can't believe the difference it's made! It's 10:45, and already my breast isn't as sore as it has been. I am able to raise my arm up over my head and I was able to nurse my baby with much less pain! I can't believe how well this works! Why doesn't every mother know about it? L.M.
When I gave birth to twins nine weeks early the nurse in the NICU told me that the best thing I could do for them was to pump breast milk. The babies were less than 4 lbs. each and my milk could give them antibodies and nutrients that modern medicine cannot duplicate or match. Unfortunately, I found pumping exclusively was hard for me. Another mother recommended the folks over at Herb Lore who set me up with their Nursing Tea. I made iced tea out of it and drank a 16oz. bottle every 3 hours when I pumped. My milk supply shot up dramatically by the second day. The babies got only my breastmilk and by their due date they had both tripled their birth weight! The doctors had some medications that they could prescribe to increase my milk supply, but the herbs were completely natural and safe for the babies with no side effects for any of us. And they worked so well! These herbs were life savers for us, literally. And as an added bonus, the doctor said the Raspberry Leaf in the tea was very good for my uterus after the c-section. I recovered in record time! K.M.
Children & Babies Health Section
Herb Lore's Tummy Tea saved me! Sam was born with food allergies that kept him up crying all night. The only thing that worked at all was your Tummy Tea. We tried all kinds of other treatments including severely limiting my diet since I was breastfeeding to try to help my baby reduce his stomach upsets. Finally I discovered your herbal Tummy Tea and by my drinking that, I was able to significantly reduce his problem. I now have a baby that is able to sleep at night! K.N.
You have wonderful products - thank you! This is my third baby with reflux and he responds well when I take the Tummy Tincture. I really notice a difference when I forget to add the tincture to my Nursing Tea. J.B.
Rescue Remedy - A remedy for every home with small children. When my 2 year old recently got a cold with high fever and fever blisters in his mouth, I used the Rescue Remedy on him. He would have tantrum like behavior due to the pain in his mouth and it was very hard to calm him down. The Rescue Remedy really, really, really helped. Always keep it at home, you never know when you need it! K.J.
When I was pregnant with my 7 year old, I used Floradix and it worked, but I had to take it more times and for longer. When I was pregnant with my twins 3 1/2 years ago, I took the Iron Tonic Tincture and I felt better faster. I gave it to my boy twin when he was 1, and to his older brother who at the time was 5. Two years later, I'm ready to give it to my 7 yr old knowing how effective it was with him. It is the most efficient iron supplement I've ever used! F. E.
Another Herb Lore product I am impressed with is the Healing Salve. I have used it on my daughter's diaper rashes it works very fast. I would highly recommend it to all mothers. This product is a very useful tool that works very well. T.S.
Herb Lore's Healing Salve is AMAZING on my baby's diaper rash - better than anything else I've tried. Thank you!! P.P.
I just wanted to thank you. This salve has been the ONLY thing that seems to help my baby boy's eczema. its really amazing. C.H.
Healing Salve - This salve is remarkable and will heal ANYTHING! I have folks use it on everything from bug bites to diaper rash to winter cracked fingers. I want to share with you my experience. I grabbed a plastic spatula that was too close to the stove and it literally stuck to my little finger and burned it really badly. I immediately put the hand and spatula under cold running water as the spatula was adhered to my hand. I was in so much pain I cannot even describe it. I cleaned the wound and saturated it with Healing Salve. Within minutes, the pain dissipated. I kept a dressing on it with the Healing Salve for several days. I had second degree burns, no doubt, and they healed within about a week. The scars are not noticeable. It was remarkable. Everyone should keep Herb Lore's Healing Salve in their medicine chest. J.W.
Women's Health Section/Fertility
I purchased your Vitex and within 6 weeks finally conceived and held the pregnancy. Now, I am 39 weeks pregnant, due to deliver our baby girl in one week!! This is after three years of trying to conceive and having 10 miscarriages, only until I used your Vitex herb with no problems or side effects, we got pregnant spontaneously and have had a perfectly healthy pregnancy. All of the many doctors and specialists I had seen over the course of the three years of miscarrying and infertility told me that my husband and I would never be able to have our own biological baby, and in fact, the only way we could is to use an egg donor and Invitro Fertilization! So we researched the use of natural herbs and then we were fortunate to be referred to Pam Caldwell at Herb Lore for her expert advice and guidance and to purchase their wonderful organic herbal products. Another thing I would like to share is the fact that I am 41 years old. So I highly encourage and hope that all women who are having difficulty with fertility or having miscarriages to try the simple, safe and far less expensive method that I did to reach their goal of starting their precious families like we have done. J.S.
I just had to email and let you know I've been using your Vitex for the last 7 weeks and the length of my cycles have gone from 33 days to 27 days! I am amazed and excited! I use a fertility monitor which tracks the electrolytes in saliva and then with the help of a vaginal monitor calculates maximum fertility days. Before your Vitex, I was getting a reading for 2 maximum fertile days, 6 - 7 days apart, which doesn't sound quite normal. This last cycle, I had 2 maximum fertile days but they were on days 14 and 16 which is much closer than 7 days apart. I started taking the Pre-Conception Tea, so I bet by this next cycle it will be even better! I can't thank you enough for helping me on this! I feel I know my body better and am in more control of my fertility! In the next month or so, we plan to try to conceive! A.G. (Note: This client now has a brand new baby!)
I have good news! As you may remember, my very dear friend contacted you regarding my situation with TTC (trying to conceive) for one year without luck. I had gone to my doctor just before the one year mark and they recommended that I consider fertility treatments. I was very upset and my friend was there for me to listen and had a thought in mind and had an idea that we should contact you. I had another disappointing month of not conceiving and that is when my Vitex arrived and helped change everything. I started taking 2 Vitex daily and the very next month I got a positive pregnancy test and missed period! Thank you so much for working with me and my friend! Her thoughtfulness and your expertise and product have really changed my life! Forever appreciative, S.S.O.
Dear, Ms. Pam Caldwell,
I hope you remember me...this is Mr. M from Japan. I'm so happy to tell you that my wife got pregnant! The baby's been growing up very well. (please look at photos, I think you can see hands and legs?) Since my wife began to take the Pre-Conception Tincture and Vitex pills, she looks more bright and healthy. At the end of last month, we noticed we've got a baby! I don't know how to tell how much we appreciate! She wrote about your product on her blog. Thank you very much again!
Thank you, and again I just want to tell you after 4 years of going to the doctor to get pregnant , I started drinking your Pre-Conception Tea for a couple of months and I finally got pregnant! I strongly believe that your tea helped me balanced my body to conceive better than all of that medicine I've injected myself with for that long 4 years. I just want to share my child's picture. I have never met you (spoke to you on the phone though), but I truly believe that you helped me realize this little miracle! Thanks! M.L.
I should first say, I would have never believed this if it didn't happen to me. I'd never tried herbs before and although I wanted a second child desperately, I wasn't convinced it would work. I called Herb Lore and got a lot of really helpful information. Pam was so reassuring and confident when we had our consultation. I hung up really feeling like everything she said (including the timing of my pregnancy) would really happen....and it did!!
It was so easy for me to get pregnant the first time, even at age 40! And even the second time, which ended in a miscarriage. But after that, it wasn't easy. My husband and I consulted a fertility specialist who insisted on highly expensive and invasive procedures after all "time was of the essence" at age 42. But I didn't want to do that, and so I was thrilled to have another option. Herb Lore's Pre-Conception Tea and Vitex tincture worked exactly as Pam said it would. I gave it the required time to get into my system and just as she said, I was pregnant in the summer.
Pam was such a big help when I needed advice throughout the pregnancy. I had fears that this one wouldn't "stick", but it did, and we now have our healthy baby boy and I'm now 44! We cannot thank Pam and Herb Lore enough for helping us to complete our family. We wanted our daughter to have a brother or sister and with your help, that dream has become a reality! We feel very fortunate and blessed!
I could go on and on about Herb Lore's great products and Pam's support. She always sounds so cheerful, relaxed, calm and reassuring. Words almost don't even describe how thankful we are! We have two beautiful, healthy children! What a gift from God...we feel so blessed! Pam and Herb Lore's products do amazing work, and I'm so glad we found you!
With our most sincere gratitude, L.& M.M.