‘Being organic’ is the talk of the town now. We go to herbs for everything, starting from any physical ailment to boosting up fertility.
Natural herbs are specifically useful for women in different ways. May it be any disorder related to PMS, gynecological health or breast cancer, ovarian cancer, etc.; common herbs which are available naturally create a significant difference. Right?
So why not rely on them throughout the important nine months of your life?
However, there’s a significant caution out there in terms of consuming anything while being pregnant. You need to always check the safety of anything before you have it.
Fortunately, there are quite a few natural herbs which are laden with proven benefits for pregnancy. In this piece of writing, you will get a comprehensive idea about all of them.
Herbs For Morning Sickness
Morning sickness and nausea are two inevitable and unavoidable symptoms you might be experiencing while you are pregnant.
The usual probable reasons for them include hormonal fluctuations, low blood sugar level and so on
Don’t have the habit of drinking tea?
Make a soothing drink out of them. Take a quart jar, add one tablespoon of each herb in it and pour boiling water over these herbs. Keep it as it is for fifteen minutes. Strain after that and store this jar in the fridge. Drink it within a few days otherwise, the drink might get spoiled.
You can even buy capsules of these aforementioned herbs and try one by one. Once you get an idea of which one suits you the best, stick to it.
Herbs Useful For Labour
St. John’s Wort Oil is a wonderful herbal source for labour healing when rubbed on the perineum. It can prevent tearing during delivery and let you avoid a lot of pain. Don’t forget to start using it in the last month of your pregnancy and even continue with the same after delivery.
Also, you can include red raspberry tea or tincture to move labour along, especially if you had the habit of drinking red raspberry tea throughout your pregnancy.
Moreover, you can even try flower essences to heal painful symptoms of labor. You can include them in the Rescue Remedy. Just take some of them under your tongue while you are in labor. It will let you get relieved from anxiety, stress, and fear.
Also, there is this magical herb called lue cohosh which relieves childbirth pain and aids to quicker delivery. This natural herb is responsible for preparing your uterus for expelling the baby.
However, keep it in mind that you use this herb only in the last month of pregnancy. All that you need to do is try 15 to 30 drops of tincture, 3 times a day and that’s it!
Herbs Effective For Colds
Pregnant women often suffer from cold like everyone else. Howbeit, what makes it miserable is that the hormonal changes during pregnancy often lead to the stuffy nose. And the big belly makes it even harder to breathe.
In such a scenario, ehinacea has been seen reducing the length of colds and also prevent them from recurring in pregnant women. Also, if you mix it with a few pieces of ginger and chew it, it can reduce chills, coughing, and body aches.
The best way you can use chinacea is in the form of tincture. It contains a small quantity of alcohol which makes the herbal combination more effective. The recommended dose for this is up to 5 ml of the tincture or 1 teaspoon twice daily. Also, you can use capsules of this herb as per the recommended package dosing if you are not comfortable with consuming an alcoholic product during pregnancy.
Potent Herb For UTI Prevention
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common problems during pregnancy. It can be treated medically and even it is done so in many cases. However, antibiotics always come with some or other kind of side effects.
If you include cranberries in your diet regularly, it can somewhat cure this problem. Although this fruit can’t replace proper medical help, it can prevent UTI infection up to great extent.
Moreover, newer research reveals that long-term exposure to antibiotics can lead to obstruction the proper development of a baby. Thus, going for an herbal alternative is always a safe option.
You can include cranberry in your diet in the form of its juice mixed with the juice of an apple. It will be a tasty glassful of beneficial herb for UTI prevention during pregnancy. You can also go for cranberry capsules according to the dose recommended on the package of the product.
Keep in mind that untreated UTIs can cause serious problems during pregnancy. If you are pregnant and suspected to have one, consult your doctor or midwife immediately.
Amazing Herbs For The Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are the ugliest part of pregnancy. It doesn’t only make you feel uncomfortable about your look but also itches sometimes. Unfortunately, you can’t totally avoid them while you are pregnant but herbal therapy can help you get a huge relief
There’s a magical herbal oil which has proven to be awesome. The ingredients that you need for this are 1/2 cup cocoa butter, 1/2 coconut oil, one capsule of vitamin E oil, 2 tsp grated beeswax, 1 tsp lanolin, and 1/4 cup apricot, almond, or grapeseed oil.
You’ve to warm all these ingredients together in a small saucepan until the beeswax has melted. Pour that together into a clean container and let it get cool. Once it’s done, rub this mixture on your belly and breasts twice or thrice throughout the entire period of pregnancy. You can even add essential oils into it if you like.
The best choices for this purpose could be geranium, chamomile, lavender, rose, or sandalwood oil. There are also various commercial belly oils available out there which you can apply to get rid of stretch marks but it’s great to make one for your own because you will know exactly what you are going to use.
An Excellent Herb For Sleeping Better
Pregnancy often comes with somewhat disturbed sleep, whether from unwanted dreams or new concerns that they have regarding becoming a new mom. It could be also possible because of the growing belly which makes it hard for women to find the right position.
If you are one among them, you might be knowing that better. One of the best herbs which can help you here is chamomile. It gently and safely promotes relaxation and sleep. Also, it can be soothing for your tummy and tastes yummy, too
If you remain stressed during pregnancy, you can take several cupfuls of chamomile in the day. The standard dosage is recommended to be 1-2 cups in the evening. It is most effective when taken before dinner. However, don’t drink this tea just before going to sleep. It will surely wake you up to pee more.
For making chamomile tea, steep 1 large or 2 small bags of chamomile blossoms in 8 oz of boiling water. Brew it for around 15 minutes. Strain it and drink with one teaspoon of honey in it.
Beneficial Herb For Better Kidney Health
Nettle is an extremely helpful natural herb for pregnancy. With an abundant amount of vitamins and minerals like selenium, vitamin C, calcium, iron etc., this rich herb is simply amazing. It can support the kidneys of a pregnant woman up to a great extent, which has to work a bit more during those days.
Nettles are also great enough to relieve you from any allergy symptom that you’ve got in your body during pregnancy. All that you have to do is drink a couple of cups of Nettle tea daily with a little bit of honey to taste.
An Overall Good Herb For Pregnancy
Alfalfa leaf might not be a known one in the list but it is not less nutritious at all. The leaves of alfalfa provide the body of a pregnant woman with a huge amount of bioflavonoids, potassium, calcium, much-needed magnesium, iron and beta carotene which are all very helpful.
You can include alfalfa regularly in your diet for the entire second trimester in the form of 2 cups of tea made with the same.
Have a Healthy Pregnancy
With a healthy lifestyle, make sure that you are including these fresh herbs in your daily life to attain maximum benefits.
What are you waiting for?
Start your journey of an easy, healthy, and relaxing pregnancy with no more ado!