5 Amazing Benefits of Placenta Tincture

Did you know that the healing properties of the placenta can be stretched even longer than the postpartum period? Tinctures are potent substances extracted from steeping some of the fresh or powdered placenta. This powerful solution can be used in any time trauma, emotional distress, through sleep deprivation; transitions back to work, or even as far out as menopause.

Other benefits of the tincture may include:

Tincture stores indefinitely so it may be used into menopause to reduce hot flashes and balance hormone fluctuations.

The suggested dosage may added to coffee, tea, water or juice two to three times a day during times of need. Because of its potency, it is not a remedy suited for ongoing daily use beyond times of need.

Postpartum Herbal Bath: Nourishing baby, body, and mind

If you’ve been following any birth or newborn photographers on social media, you’ve likely seen the gorgeous images of a mom and her new baby soaking in a tub of tea-colored water.  There are usually rose petals or orchids floating on the surface and a blissed-out mom and baby relaxed and soaking up the nourishing water and relaxing scents.

As you can imagine, growing a baby and giving birth are hard work.  Women are practicing self-care by utilizing the healing and relaxation properties of a postpartum herbal bath.  Postpartum herbal bath, chocked full of herbs that fight inflammation and promote healing in the skin and tissues, can not only be a way to provide comfort for a sore body, but it can be a beautiful opportunity to bond with a freshly born baby.

Postpartum herbal bath, which includes plantain, comfrey, yarrow, uva ursi, and a variety of other healing herbs, can be added to boiling water, but removed from the heat of the stove.  The herbs should steep for 20 minutes, and then be strained.  What remains is a powerful brew that can be used to heal and comfort sore and bruised tissues, combat inflammation, and promote relaxation and well-being.

The herbal bath brew can be used in many ways:

1.  It can be added to a bathtub of warm water for a relaxing soak.  This can not only be a way for mom to relax, but it can be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and bond with baby as well.

2. The herbal brew can be added to a peri-bottle to rinse mom’s bottom after using the restroom.

3. The brew can be added to a maxi-pad and frozen to be used as a perineal ice pack to soothe swollen tissues. Conversely, using the herbal brew on a warm compress can be a comforting relief.

4. It may also be conveniently added to a sitz bath to soak mom’s bottom in the day following birth.

If you are planning an upcoming birth and want to treat yourself and baby, consider a warm soak in a relaxing herbal bath.  You and your baby worked hard, you both deserve it.

Our herbal bath and other products can be found on our Etsy page.

**Please check with your care provider before taking a bath in the immediate days postpartum.**

Postpartum herbal bath now available to new moms

As you can probably imagine, it is not uncommon for women to experience some discomfort after giving birth.  Their perineum and muscles are understandably sore and if they experienced any tearing, they may be uncomfortable for a longer period of time.  Many moms find that a postpartum herbal bath soak can help alleviate some of their pain and discomfort, in addition to offering relaxation.photo-1-300x300

The Nurturing Root is now offering new moms a postpartum herbal bath to soothe and heal sore and tender perineal tissue after birth.  Made with 8 different healing herbs, this bath is just what a new mama needs to find comfort after birth.

To create an herbal brew, the contents of the jar should be boiled in water, allowed to steep for 20-minutes, and strained.  The brew can be added to a hot bath or added to a peri-bottle to rinse off after using the bathroom.  My most favorite use, and one I often used after my homebirth, is to pour some of the herbal brew on a maxi pad and freeze it.  The pad can be used as a perineal ice pack, which can not only help with perineal discomfort, but with hemorrhoids as well.  You can even treat baby’s umbilical stump!

The quart-size jar of postpartum herbs sells for $20.  We also carry an 8oz. postpartum herbal bath for $5.  To add this service to your encapsulation package, email Carmen.

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