Susun S. Weed, herbalist and author, has an international reputation for helping women help themselves. She invites us all to reweave the healing cloak of the Ancients with her and to re-imagine herbal medicine as people’s medicine.
- Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year
- New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way
- Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way
- Down There, Sexual and Reproductive Health for Men and Women the Wise Woman Way
What herbs are safe to use during pregnancy? Some sources suggest avoiding all herbs in the prenatal period. Others claim that substances known to be harmful to fetuses and infants—such as essential oils—are safe and that the warnings about them should be ignored. Confusion is inevitable.
Read more…. Green Allies for the Childbearing Year
Wise use of herbs is especially important during pregnancy and lactation. Using herbs instead of drugs to allay problems protects both mom and fetus from harm. Even more importantly, the abundant nutrition available from select herbs… Read more…. The Herbal Education of Midwives
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)
Giving birth at home is safe, and it can be fun, too. Make it safer, and more fun, with simple herbal remedies to help you deal with both the ordinary and extraordinary events of your birth.
Read more…. Homebirth Herbal First Aid Kit
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Sage saves the woman with postpartum depression. Like her sisters rosemary and lavender, sage has a powerful effect on brain functioning and brain hormones. Sage tea is a traditional mood lifter, anxiety easer and depression thwarter. A few sips of cold sage tea as the need arises helps keep motherhood in perspective. Read more…. Sage Femme
A wonderful article on the benefits of motherwort for pregnant and lactating mothers.
Read more…. Your Mother Will Help
A helpful article by herbalist Susun S. Weed on the benefits of raspberry leaf, particularly in tea form, during pregnancy.
Read more…. Raspberry Leaf—Wonderful or Wacky?
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As an expert of herbs, Susun Weed educates us on hemorrhage’s herbal allies
Read more…. Hemorrhage!
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As an expert of herbs, Susun Weed educates us in this article on the benefits herbs have on the pregnant and nursing mother—an easy-to-read and highly informative piece that will be a benefit to many.
Read more…. Herbs for the Childbearing Year