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MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information
PRENATAL VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS
During Pregnancy & Lactation




PRENATAL SUPPLEMENTS

It is usual for maternity practitioners, midwives and health care providers to recommend prenatal vitamins and other dietary supplements for pregnant women to take throughout pregnancy and also breastfeeding women after the baby is born. This helps to assure that the mother and baby get the minimum vitamins and minerals. These vitamins are to supplement, not replace, the vitamins and minerals that you ingest by eating a healthy diet. During your pregnancy and while you are breastfeeding your nutritional needs are greater. During pregnancy, you need extra water, salt, calcium, magnesium and protein to produce the amniotic fluid that is continually being exchanged, and to build up your blood volume, which will increase up to 65 percent. This extra blood is needed in order to transport food and oxygen to the baby and carry away the waste. In order to build healthy hemoglobin and not become anemic, B vitamins (taken with vitamin C for absorption) along with exercise are very necessary to your diet.

It is also very important for you to get folic acid and other B vitamins in your diet during the first two months of pregnancy, when the embryo is forming. This is because there is a correlation between folic acid deficiency and neural tube defects, such as spina bifida. Folic acid also helps to build the platelets in your blood. Platelets are an important part of the blood clotting mechanism that will come into play following your delivery, when the placenta separates from the uterus and the maternal blood must clot. A low platelet count can usually be remedied by doubling the customary dosage of folic acid, from 400 mcg to 800 mcg.

Folic acid can be obtained from a variety of foods such as green leafy vegetables. Some foods with the highest sources (greater than 75 mcg per serving) are: orange juice, asparagus, beans, lentils, spinach and nutritional yeast. Good sources of folic acid are avocados, corn, cabbage, lettuce, liver, peanuts, peas, sesame seeds and tomato juice.



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  • HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS & THERAPIES IN PREGNANCY

    Herbal supplements can be used as an alternative or supplemental form of dietary and health-related therapy. Herbal therapy is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment and has been used by practitioners for thousands of years in all cultures. Today, herbal supplements, remedies and therapy is considered an alternative to the use of more dangerous drugs, chemicals and therapy or as a support to be used in combination with common medical therapy and practice.

    Herbal supplements and therapies should only be used by those trained in their use and are familiar with any precautions, side effects and contraindications for their use. Self-treatment is usually not recommended without consulting with a qualified practitioner, midwife, or herbalist. The following herbs are deemed safe for use in pregnancy, but expectant mothers should always check with their midwife or health care provider before using any herb or supplement.

    The FDA advises pregnant women refrain from using any herbal products before checking with their health care provider (or midwife). Herbs and supplements are not government tested before hitting the shelves, and they can vary drastically in strength and quality from batch to batch and brand to brand. Obtain your herbs from reliable resources (such as our quality merchants). Herbs can also contain ingredients that could harm the mother and the growing fetus. Miscarriage, premature birth, uterine contractions, fetal injury and/or complication in the mother could result. Thus, it is essential for pregnant women to get approval of any herb, vitamin or supplement use from her midwife or health care provider.

    In accordance with FDA regulation, suppliers do not make any therapeutic claims for any Dietary Supplements in accordance with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.





    NUTRITIONAL HEALTH DURING PREGNANCY


    NUTRIENTS

    During pregnancy, it is more important than ever to have a balanced diet that is high in nutrients and fiber and low in bad fats and cholesterol. The following are recommendations for maintaining health in pregnancy. Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended here are for adults. For a child between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. Consult your health care provider prior to treatment if you have a health issue that may contraindicate the use of certain nutritional supplements or therapies. Consult your midwife if you are pregnant or breastfeeding prior to using any nutritional supplement or therapy.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Very Important
    Iron
    As prescribed by a health care provider. Take with 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. To restore iron. Extra iron is needed during pregnancy. Increase Fiber consumption, as iron supplements may cause constipation. i>Caution: Do not take iron unless anemia is diagnosed.

  • Iron Supplement Products
  • Fiber Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Or
    Floradix Iron Plus Herbs
    As directed on label. Contains a readily absorbable form of iron that is non-toxic and from a natural source.

  • Floradix Supplement Products
  • Protein Supplement
    As directed on label. A lack of protein has been linked to birth defects. Use protein from a vegetable source, such as soy.

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  • Free-Form Amino Acid Complex
    As directed on label. Sometimes edema is caused by inadequate protein assimilation. Protein deficiency has been linked to water retention.

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  • Protein Supplement Products
  • Quercetin
    500 mg daily. A valuable bioflavonoid that promotes proper circulation.

  • Quercetin Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex
    As directed on label. All B vitamins work best when taken together. To prevent deficiencies.

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  • Plus Extra
    Folic Acid
    400 to 800 mcg daily. Adequate levels of folic acid reduce the chance of birth defects such as spina bifida. Recommended for women throughout the childbearing years, and especially in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy.

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  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    2,000 to 4,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Larger doses taken before delivery may help to reduce labor pain. Essential for adrenal function and production of adrenal hormones, which are vital for proper fluid balance and control of edema. Helps prevent blood clotting and strengthens vessels.

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  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Zinc
    15 to 25 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 75 mg daily from all supplements during pregnancy. Insufficient zinc intake may be a cause of low birth weight. Important for immune function. Use zinc gluconate lozenges, zinc chelate, or Opti-Zinc for best absorption.

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  • Helpful
    Acidophilus
    Or
    Kyo-Dophilus
    As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach. Acidophilus is necessary to provide "friendly" flora for the small intestine that improves assimilation of nutrients and aid in digestion and to prevent candidiasis (yeast infection), protect the baby at birth, and ensure proper assimilation of nutrients. Use a non-dairy formula.

  • Acidophilus Supplement Products
  • Kyo-Dophilus Supplement Products
  • Bifidus Probiotic
    As directed on label. A natural intestinal bacteria supplement that aids in the production of folic acid, enzymes, and B vitamins.

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  • Green Foods
    Fresh Wheat Grass Juice
    Kyo-Green
    As directed on label. Enhances circulation and helps build healthy cells. Use liquid or tablet form. Also prepare fresh "green drinks" from green leafy vegetables.

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  • Barley Grass Supplement Products
  • Wheatgrass Supplement Products
  • Kyo-Green Supplement Products
  • Spirulina Supplement Products
  • Calcium
    1,500 mg daily. Necessary for formation of healthy bones and teeth. May prevent hypertension and premature birth.

  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Magnesium
    750 mg daily. Needed to balance with and help uptake of calcium.

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  • Beta Carotene & Carotene Complex
    10,000 IU daily. Important antioxidant and a much safer alternative to Vtiamin A supplements during pregnancy. Beta Carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A. Caution: Do not substitute vitamin A for beta carotene. Excessive intake of vitamin A during pregnancy has been linked to birth defects.

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  • Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • Coenzyme Q-10
    As directed on label. Helps the body convert food to energy, enhances circulation, and protects the heart.

  • Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10) Supplement Products
  • Kelp
    As directed on label. Rich in necessary minerals. A good substitute for table salt.

  • Kelp Herbal Supplement Products
  • Multi-Mineral Complex
    As directed on label. For optimal health and to provide a balance of nutrients needed for fetal development. Needed to reduce stress.

  • Multimineral Complex Supplement Products
  • ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Supplement Products
  • Prenatal Multivitamin & Mineral Complex
    As directed on label. To provide a balance of nutrients basic to good circulatory function.

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  • Vitamin D-3
    1,000 IU daily. Needed for calcium absorption and bone formation. Helpful for healthy immune system.

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  • Vitamin E
    200 IU daily to 400 IU every other day. Premature and low birth weight infants are often deficient in vitamin E. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form. Caution: Do not take vitamin E during the last month of pregnancy.

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  • Vitamin K
    100 mcg daily. Needed for healing and to prevent bleeding; promotes nutrient absorption and has a neutralizing effect on the intestinal tract. Deficiency is common in those with digestive disorders.

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  • Chlorophyll Herbal Supplement Products
  • Alfalfa
    As directed on label. It can be taken in liquid or tablet form. Needed for Vitamin K and trace minerals.

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  • BENEFICIAL HERBAL DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

    ALFALFA: Good source of vitamin K, which enhances blood clotting to prevent hemorrhage and is a good blood cleanser. It is good for women who have problems with anemia (most women do because of their blood loss during menses).

    Alfalfa can help lower cholesterol, balance hormones, and promote pituitary gland function. Alfalfa alkalizes and detoxifies the body, acts as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory and contains an anti-fungal agent. Alfalfa is also good for treating anemia, bone and joint disorders, colon and digestive disorders, skin disorders and ulcers. Alfalfa has shown to be beneficial in preventing endometrial and colon cancer. It has been said that it helps reduce the effects of rheumatoid arthritis and other arthritic conditions. Taking Alfalfa tablets before meals will help prevent the absorption of cholesterol. There is some evidence to suggest that Alfalfa tea can be useful in treating diabetes, stimulating appetite and for use as a general tonic. This plant works well as a food for convalescents because it gives many nutrients their body needs to heal and become strong. Alfalfa has shown some estrogenic activity and could be useful in treating problems with menstruation and menopause.

    Alfalfa supplements come in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. Powdered Alfalfa contains vitamins A, B-1, B-6, B-12, C, E, & K-1, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid and many essential and nonessential amino acids. The powdered form also contains high amounts of calcium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, zinc, and copper. The recommended dose is 500 to 1,000 mg of the dried leaf per day or 1-2 ml of tincture. For tablets or capsules it is best to read and follow product label directions. Here are a couple of examples of some dosages:
    • The recommended dose is 500 to 1,000 mg of the dried leaf per day or 1 to 2ml of tincture.
    • Alfalfa for tea - 1 to 2 teaspoons per cup, steeped in boiling water for 10 to 20 minutes.
    • Fluid extract, 30 to 60 ml per week.

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  • CHAMOMILE: Good calming agent and helps with nausea. Is also a natural anti-inflammatory. Do not use or use chamomile with caution if you are allergic to ragweed.

    This herb has antiseptic, sedative, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and it also acts as an antihistamine. In 1921, a topical form of Chamomile was introduced to treat a wide variety of skin disorders such as eczema, bedsores, post radiation therapy skin inflammation, and contact dermatitis. Germany's Commission E recommends topical Chamomile preparations for diseases of the skin and mouth. The Commission also recommends oral Chamomile for the treatment of pain and inflammation in the intestines and stomach. Chamomile is a wonderful relaxant for the nervous system and digestion, and a perfect remedy for babies and children. Chamomile relaxes smooth muscle throughout the body. In the digestive tract chamomile relieves tension and spasm, colic, abdominal pain, wind, distension, diarrhea and constipation. Chamomile tea reduces a fever and helps soothe colds, flu, sore throats, and coughs. The tea is also used for mild tension and stress. Chamomile works well as a general pain reliever and is often used for headache, migraines, neuralgia, toothache, earache, cramps, rheumatic and pains associated with gout. Its antiseptic oils soothe an inflamed bladder and cystitis. Inhaling Chamomile vapor works well for asthma, hay fever and other lung problems.

    Chamomile comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. As a topical treatment, apply Chamomile cream to the affected area 1 to 4 times daily. For use as a tea, pour boiling water over 2 to 3 heaping teaspoons of flowers and steep. These dosages are meant to be used as guidelines. Always read product label directions before use.

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  • NETTLE: Contains high levels of vitamins A, C, calcium, potassium, iron and vitamin K. It provides beneficial nutrients to the mother and is a good all-around pregnancy tonic. Nettle is a member of the mint family and has a slight minty flavor. It can be used to build the blood and supply necessary nutrition needed during the pregnancy. In the early spring when nettle first comes up and begins growing leaves, the fresh young leaves can be plucked and eaten in salads. They have not developed their "sting" yet. Later the whole plant can be harvested (be sure to wear protective gloves and clothing when harvesting) and dried. Once dried, the leaves lose their sting and can be used in teas.

    Nettle Root is widely used in Europe for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or prostate enlargement. Based on a preliminary study at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, Nettle leaf has become a popular treatment of allergies (hay fever), but is also used to help with goiter, inflammatory conditions, rheumatism and arthritis. This herb helps cleanse the body of toxins and wastes. Nettles can relieve fluid retention, bladder infections, stones and gravel. Externally, it can be used on cuts and wounds, hemorrhoids, nosebleeds, and for soothing and healing burns and scalds. Nettle is used in some hair care products to help stimulate hair follicles and regulate scalp oil buildup. In its cooked form, Nettle is highly nutritious and may be used as a general dietary supplement and is especially good for those who are convalescing, anemi, or elderly.

    Nettle Dosage Information: Nettle comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. The recommended dosage of Nettle root, according to Commission E, is 4 to 6 grams daily of the whole root, or an equal dose of concentrated extract. The effectiveness in using Nettle root to treat prostate problems is believed to be enhanced when taken with saw palmetto or pygeum. The proper dosage for allergies is 300 mg twice a day of freeze-dried Nettle leaf. For other formulations, it is best to read and follow product label directions.

    Nettle Safety & Interaction Information: Nettle leaf is believed to be safe since it has long since been used as food. Nettle root does not have as long a history, although no significant adverse effects have been noted in Germany where Nettle root is widely used. There is some concern from a theoretical perspective that Nettle may interact with diabetes, blood pressure, anti-inflammatory, and sedative medications, though there are no reports of any problems occurring in real life. Always talk to your health care provider before taking supplements in addition to any medications you are taking.

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  • OATSTRAW: High in calcium and magnesium, which is effective in treating infections and decreases stress.

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  • PEPPERMINT LEAF: Peppermint is a good herb that soothes and helps the digestive system. It is helpful for nausea and gastric upset. Make sure your peppermint is strongly aromatic (it should have a strong peppermint scent to it). Added to teas, it can add a nice minty flavor to otherwise "green-tasting" herbal teas.

    As a home remedy, Mint is used for indigestion, flatulence, and colic. Chewing fresh Mint leaves will get rid of stale breath. Mint tea works well in treating colds, sore throat, minor mouth or throat irritations, headaches and migraines, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, and stomachache. Peppermint oil has been recognized by Germany's Commission E as effective in treating colicky pain in the digestive tract, specifically irritable bowel syndrome, and in relieving mucus congestion of the lungs and sinuses caused by colds and flu. Some evidence suggests it might be helpful for gallstones and in treating candida infections, but results are not complete at this time. Menthol has antispasmodic qualities that may help relieve menstrual cramps. It is also found in products used for the relief of muscle aches, sprains, and similar conditions.

    Peppermint comes in various forms and is an ingredient in numerous products. When treating irritable bowel syndrome the recommended dosage of Peppermint oil is 0.2 to 0.4 ml 3 times a day of an enteric-coated capsule. Using capsules that are enteric-coated will prevent stomach distress. For other uses and formulations it is best to read product label directions.

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  • RED RASPBERRY LEAF: Rich in iron and calcium, helps with nausea, and tones the uterine muscles to allow it to contract more effectively. Red Raspberry Leaf is effective in assisting with milk production. Also prevents miscarriage and eases labor pains. It can be consumed throughout the pregnancy. It is a good all-around woman's herb with plenty of nutritious benefits.

  • Red Raspberry Leaf Herbal Supplement Products





  • ROSEHIPS: Rosehips are a good source of vitamin C and helps with infection and fatigue.

  • Rosehips Herbal Supplement Products





  • REFERENCES: Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 3rd Edition, Phyllis Balch, CNC; James F. Balch, M.D.





    HERBS TO USE IN MODERATION & WITH CAUTION DURING PREGNANCY

    Alder, Buckthorn & Cascara Sagrada: Strong purgatives, do not take in high doses or for long periods of time.
    Angelica, Anise, Bitter Orange and Caraway: A uterine stimulant when taken in high doses but is safe as a culinary herb.
    Celery Seed: A uterine stimulant but is safe as a culinary herb.
    Chamomile Oil: The oil is a very potent uterine stimulant and should be avoided, but can be used safely in dried or fresh herb form.
    Chilies: May lead to heartburn when taken in high doses, but moderate culinary use is acceptable. May flavor breast milk in women who breastfeed.
    Cinnamon: A uterine stimulant when used in high doses but can be enjoyed as a culinary herb. Do not take in essential oil form.
    Cowslip, Fennel & Fenugreek: Strong purgative and induces uterine contractions.
    Elder Bark: Strong purgative, do not take in high doses or for a long period of time.
    Garlic: May lead to heartburn when taken in high doses; can flavor breast milk. Moderate culinary use is acceptable.
    Gotu Kola: Can stimulate uterine contractions; use in moderation for occasional teas.
    Jasmine Oil: A powerful uterine stimulant suitable for use in childbirth to ease labor.
    Korean Ginseng: High use in pregnancy can over stimulate male sex hormones, resulting in androgynous babies. Use only for short periods.
    Lavender: A uterine stimulant when used in high doses, but is safe when used moderately or when used as a culinary herb.
    Licorice: Can increase blood pressure but is safe in moderation.
    Lovage: A uterine stimulant used to progress labor; can be used as a culinary herb.
    Marjoram: A uterine stimulant when used in high doses but safe when used as a culinary herb; avoid the oil completely.
    Motherwort: A uterine stimulant; use only in final weeks of pregnancy and during labor.
    Myrrh: May lead to premature contractions when used in high doses.
    Nutmeg: May harm fetus in high doses; safe in culinary use.
    Oregano: A uterine stimulant but safe in culinary use.
    Parsley: A uterine stimulant that may irritate the fetus; safe in culinary use.
    Passionflower: A uterine stimulant in high doses but safe for moderate use.
    Peppermint Oil: A uterine stimulant; avoid oil completely. Dried herb is safe in cooking.
    Red Raspberry Leaf: A uterine stimulant in high doses; use only during final six to eight weeks of pregnancy.
    Rhubarb Root: Strong purgative; should not be taken for long periods or in high doses.
    Rosemary: A uterine stimulant in high doses but safe in moderation. Avoid oil completely.
    Saffron: A uterine stimulant in high doses but safe in culinary use.
    Sage: A uterine and hormonal stimulant. Safe in culinary use but avoid the oil completely.
    Senna: Strong purgative. Do not take in high doses or for a long period of time.
    Tea, Black: Can lead to palpitations and increased heart rate. Limit to two cups per day.
    Vervain, Wood Betony & Yarrow: Uterine stimulants; use only in final weeks of pregnancy.
    White Horehound: A strong uterine stimulant; safe for use in cough drops.





    HERBS TO AVOID DURING PREGNANCY

    Herbs to avoid completely during pregnancy:

    Aloe Vera: A natural laxative.
    Arbor Vitae: A menstrual and uterine stimulant.
    Autumn Crocus: Can lead to birth defects.
    Barberry, Basil Oil, Beth Root, Black Cohosh and Blue Cohosh: Uterine stimulants, can be used safely during labor.
    Blood Root: A uterine stimulant that can also lead to vomiting.
    Broom & Cotton Root: Causes uterine contractions.
    Bugleweed: Adversely affects hormone production.
    Clove Oil: A uterine stimulant, can be used in labor.
    Comfrey: Contains toxic chemicals that can affect the placenta.
    Devil's Claw: Uterine stimulant.
    Dong Quai: Uterine and menstrual stimulant.
    False Unicorn Root:Stimulates hormones.
    Feverfew: May cause premature contractions.
    Goldenseal, Greater Celandine, Juniper and Lady's Mantle: Uterine stimulants, can be used in labor.
    Life Root & Mistletoe: Uterine stimulants with toxic chemicals that can cross the placenta.
    Mugwort: A uterine stimulant that can cause birth defects. Also avoid during breast feeding.
    American Pennyroyal & European Pennyroyal: Strong uterine stimulant.
    Peruvian Bark: Toxic, may cause blindness and coma.
    Pokeroot & Pseudoginseng: May cause birth defects.
    Pulsatilla: Menstrual stimulant, do not use while breast feeding.
    Rue: Uterine and menstrual stimulant.
    Sassafras, Squill, Tansy, Wild Yam, Southernwood & Wormwood: Uterine stimulants, may cause birth defects.
    Shepherd's Purse: A uterine stimulant.


    MORE HERBS TO AVOID:

    American Hellebore - Veratrum Viride
    Apricot Kernels - Armeniaca Vulgaris
    Belladonna - Atropa Belladonna
    Betony - Bryonia (Species)
    Buckthorn / Cascara Sagrada - Rhamnus (Species)
    Castor Bean - Ricimus Communis
    Clove - Syzygium Aromaticum
    Coffee - Coffea Arabica
    Cotton - Gossypium (Species)
    Henbane - Hyoscyamus Niger
    Jalap - Ipomoea Jalapa
    Jamaica Dogwood - Piscidia Erythrina
    Jimson Weed - Datura Stramonium
    Karil Root - Sterculia Accuminata
    Mandrake - Polodphyllum Peltatus
    Monkshood - Aconitus Napellus
    Tarragon - Artemesia (Species)
    Peyote - Lophophora (Species)
    Poison Nut - Strychnos Nux-Vomica
    Pokeweed - Phytolacca Americana / Decandru
    Rye - Secale Cornutum
    Sage - Salvia (Species)
    Senna - Cassia Angustifolia
    Skunk Cabbage - Dracontium Foetudum / Ictodes Foetdus


    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Pregnancy Related Problems & Recommendations





    PRENATAL SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS

    These recommended supplements are quality, all natural supplements from reliable resources. Other helpful products are included for use during pregnancy, birth, post partum, reastfeeding and baby care. For other products or bulk herbs not listed here, please click on the product banners listed near the bottom of this page and do a store search for products you would like to purchase. MoonDragon.org has been very selective about our product resources and only provide links to quality products. Our merchants have a fine selection of nutritional supplements and products. Mountain Rose Herbs has a fine selection of organic bulk herbs and oils.

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  • MOONDRAGON'S PREGNANCY TEA RECIPE

    Four of these herbs are found in MoonDragon's Pregnancy Tea. Others can be added if desired or as needed for therapeutic purposes. The recipe is:
    Mix dried bulk herbs together until well blended and store in a glass quart, half-gallon, or gallon jar in a cool, dark place and use as needed. Light will deplete the nutrients in the leaves. The herbal blend can be placed loose in hot water and strained after brewing or in a tea strainer or tied up in gauze squares and dropped into hot water for brewing, depending upon quantity of tea being made. It can be made by the cupful or by the gallon. It can be consumed hot or cold as ice tea. It makes a great sun-tea that can be placed in a sunny window and allowed to steep until it has a rich color and then chilled in a refrigerator to be consumed throughout the day. It is very rich in vital nutrients helpful for pregnancy. This tea can be consumed throughout pregnancy and is helpful etowards the end of pregnancy to prepare for the birth. It is a good base tea to add benefical labor tinctures or other remedies to during the labor and it can also be made into iced cubes and ice chips to be used by the mother during her labor. It makes a great sun tea and can be consumed cold or hot.I usually recommend about a quart a day of prepared tea. This gives the mom help with her fluids and her nutrition. It can be used unsweetened or with a little honey added for sweetener, if desired. Mountain Rose Herbs is a reliable herbal merchant that has quality bulk herbal products. Starwest Botanicals is a good second choice for bulk herbals.

    Wise Woman Herbal For The Childbearing Year By Susun S. Weed, Janice Novet is a highly recommended book for midwives and expectant moms. This is a complete herbal pharmacopoeia for dealing with every problem that might arise before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. Simple, safe, remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, newborns. Includes herbs for fertility and birth control.






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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
    Anise Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Basil Oil
    Bay Laurel Oil
    Bay Oil
    Benzoin Oil
    Bergamot Oil
    Black Pepper Oil
    Chamomile (German) Oil
    Cajuput Oil
    Calamus Oil
    Camphor (White) Oil
    Caraway Oil
    Cardamom Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil
    Catnip Oil
    Cedarwood Oil
    Chamomile Oil
    Cinnamon Oil
    Citronella Oil
    Clary-Sage Oil
    Clove Oil
    Coriander Oil
    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
    Labdanum Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
    Lemon Oil
    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
    Marjoram Oil
    Mimosa Oil
    Myrrh Oil
    Myrtle Oil
    Neroli Oil
    Niaouli Oil
    Nutmeg Oil
    Orange Oil
    Oregano Oil
    Palmarosa Oil
    Patchouli Oil
    Peppermint Oil
    Peru-Balsam Oil
    Petitgrain Oil
    Pine-Long Leaf Oil
    Pine-Needle Oil
    Pine-Swiss Oil
    Rosemary Oil
    Rose Oil
    Rosewood Oil
    Sage Oil
    Sandalwood Oil
    Savory Oil
    Spearmint Oil
    Spikenard Oil
    Swiss-Pine Oil
    Tangerine Oil
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Thyme Oil
    Vanilla Oil
    Verbena Oil
    Vetiver Oil
    Violet Oil
    White-Camphor Oil
    Yarrow Oil
    Ylang-Ylang Oil
    Aromatherapy
    Healing Baths For Colds
    Aromatherapy
    Herbal Cleansers
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    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


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