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Yellow Dock Root


Yellow Dock Root is one of the best sources of naturally available iron. It concentrates iron from the earth and combines it with the vitamins and minerals needed for the best absorption in our bodies. According to Susun Weed, rises in the hematocrit (a measure of iron in our blood) of as much as a point a week are reported by women taking this iron tonic during pregnancy and after hemorrhage. And unlike prescription or synthetic forms of iron, Yellow Dock is not constipating. As a matter of fact, it's gentle stool softening properties gently help to relieve constipation. It is a wonderful liver detoxifier, blood cleanser, and is helpful in clearing chronic skin problems. 

Tummy Tincture Info


Tummy Tincture is a great tasting herbal combination formulated specifically to help dispel gas, alleviate nausea and indigestion, and to help relieve reflux and colic. Many of our clients have reported that it has helped correct constipation in their babies as well. 

Tinctures - What are they and how do you use them?

Learn what is a tincture, how you take a tincture, what is a tincture dropperful, and why the tincture doesn't fill the entire dropper

Storage of your Herbal Products


Herbal products come in many forms - teas, tinctures (liquid extracts), capsules, tablets, compresses, poultices, salves, creams, baths, footbaths (to name a few!), and of course, used in foods!  Here is how to care and store some of the most frequently used forms of herbal products:

Dried Herbs

If possible, store your dried herbs in a glass container, which will keep them fresh longer. Using dark glass will help to further keep light out, which ages the herb more quickly and can compromise its quality.  A dried herb should appear vibrant in color and have a wonderful smell to it.  Even though it’s dried, it should have an “alive” vibrancy to it – you should be able to sense the life in it!

Sage Tea & Sage Tincture


Sage Tea (or Tincture) is the best herb used to decrease breastmilk production, which is helpful for weaning or when over-production, chronic or frequent engorgement, or plugged ducts is a problem, or in cases of fetal demise. 

Rescue Remedy List & Descriptions


The following Flower Essences are included in the Rescue Remedy combination.   The following is a list of each of their meanings and how they can be of help to you:

Recommended Reading for Pregnancy

The Mind of Your Newborn Baby, by Dr. David Chamberlain Ph.D.

Windows of the Womb, by Dr. David Chamberlain Ph.D.

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, by Susun Weed

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer

The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Birth, by Sheila Kitzinger

Birthing From Within, by Pam England & Rob Horowitz

After the Birth, by Robin Lim

Recommended Reading for Lactation

Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins  (includes a great section in the back regarding the safety of drugs during breastfeeding)

Bestfeeding, by Suzanne Arms

Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by La Leche League

Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, by James J. Rybacki & James W. Long  (has list of 2000 prescription drugs, listing any interactions with herbs and whether safe or not for pregnancy and lactation)

Recommended Reading for Baby & Children's Health

The Baby Book, by Dr. William and Martha Sears (we recommend any of the Dr. Sears books)

How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, by Dr. Robert Mendelsohn

Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child, by Janet Zane, Rachel Walton & Bob Rountree

Naturally Healthy Babies & Children, by Aviva Jill Romm

Herbal Remedies for Children’s Health,  by Rosemary Gladstar

Pregnancy Tea & Pregnancy Tea Plus


Herb Lore's Pregnancy Tea and Pregnancy Tea Plus are healthful and refreshing herbal combinations that are supportive and toning to the entire system before, during and after pregnancy. The regular Pregnancy Tea may be used throughout the entire pregnancy, and because of its high vitamin and mineral content, achieves its best results when used on a long-term, daily basis. Pregnancy Tea Plus is similar to Pregnancy Tea, with the addition of Squaw Vine, a late-pregnancy tonic which further helps to strengthen and nourish the uterus, preparing it for the upcoming work of labor and birth. Because this herb has some very slight oxytocic properties to it (meaning it has the potential to start uterine contractions, although it's not likely), it's recommended for use during the last six weeks of pregnancy only. Native Americans used this herb successfully throughout their entire pregnancies (hence the name Squaw Vine) - even so, we at Herb Lore like to work very conservatively, therefore, we recommend the Pregnancy Tea Plus only during the last six weeks.  (The regular Pregnancy Tea may be taken throughout the entire pregnancy however.)

Testimonial

When I was pregnant with my 7 year old, I used Floradix and it worked, but I had to take it more times and for longer. When I was pregnant with my twins 3-1/2 years ago, I took the Iron Tonic Tincture instead, and I felt better faster. I gave it to my boy twin when he was 1, and to his older brother who at the time was 5.  Two years later, I'm ready to give it to my 7 yr old knowing how effective it was with him. It is the most efficient iron supplement I've ever used!  F. E.