Monday, March 7, 2011
Herbs for Pregnancy, Female Health & Reproduction and Hormone Balance
Many people use herbs (herbal foods) and do not even realize the many uses they offer for supporting health. An amazing leaf is a major herbal aid for the woman who is planning for pregnancy, is pregnant or wants to strengthen or improve their reproductive health and for hormone balance: Raspberry Leaf and contains a multitude of essential nutrients. I actually have a raspberry bush growing in my back yard for the last couple years and didn't realize that I could be harvesting the leaves, root and the bark for therapeutic herbal health aids! Aside from the great benefits to female health, it is also used as a cleansing agent for canker conditions, sore throats, nausea, diabetes, diarrhea and soothes the stomach and the bowels (constipation), especially for children - and so much more! Ways in which you might prepare it are: decoction, fluid extract, infusion, powder or tincture. (You can get the leaves online for teas (buy organic) -- you may try up to 3 cups per day as much as 6 days a week until you notice results.