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.
Herb Lore's Pre-Conception Tea (and Tincture) may be enjoyed freely throughout the day, every day, for months at a time. The herbs work wonderfully together to provide nutrition while encouraging a favorable environment to promote fertility and conception. These herbs, when used in combination with eachother in the correct amounts (as they are in this product), work to enhance fertility, increasing the odds of conception. Plus it tastes good and is very healthy for you!
The herbs are all organic or wildcrafted, contain no caffeine, preservatives or additives, and are of the freshest and highest quality possible. The tea comes in a tamper-evident, resealable pouch, which is air-tight and moisture-proof to keep your tea in the freshest condition possible! This product is also available in tincture (liquid extract) form (same combination, just a different way of taking it). Note: Due to the Red Clover and Alfalfa, it is not suitable for those on blood-thinning medications.
This blend contains the following herbs:
Red Clover Blossom & Leaf - one of the most useful fertility-promoting herbs. High in vitamins and minerals, including calcium and magnesium. Has virtually every trace mineral needed by the glands, and may help balance the alkaline/acid balance in the body, including the vagina and uterus. Is traditionally used as a blood-thinner and cleanser, making it useful for skin problems as well.
Red Raspberry Leaf - tones uterus and muscles of the pelvic region. It is highly nutritive. It is a great fertility-promoting herb, especially when used in combination with Red Clover and Peppermint. It is the best preparatory herb for pregnancy, as it is so effective in toning, strengthening and bringing over-all health and vitality to the uterus.
Dandelion Leaf - one of the best herbs for preventing and treating pre-eclampsia and strengthening the liver. (Poor functioning of the liver is both symptomatic and a causative of pre-eclampsia). Also helps the kidneys function better and is a good source of calcium and potassium. Prevents and corrects anemia as it is a great source of folic acid and iron.
Nettle Leaf - contains nearly every vitamin and mineral necessary for human growth and health. Abundant in vitamins A, C, D, and K, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and sulfur. Nettle contains more chlorophyll than any other herb, which is important to clean, purify and oxygenate the blood. It guards against anemia, helps gently relieve constipation, and is extremely nutritious. It nourishes and strengthens kidneys so as to help facilitate the increased demands of the mother's blood cleansing during pregnancy. Eases leg cramps and other muscle spasms and pain due to the high calcium content. (Nettle, Red Clover and Raspberry Leaf all contain calcium in its most absorbable form. Calcium and magnesium are said to be the two most important minerals that affect a woman's ability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy. Spinach, chocolate, rhubarb, and brewers yeast can interfere with the absorption of calcium, and calcium supplements made of bone meal and oyster shell should be avoided as they are not as easily absorbed in the body and they have been shown to contain high levels of lead, mercury, cadmium and other toxic metals.)
Alfalfa - this herb contains 8 essential amino acids for good digestion and helps nausea. Like Nettle, it contains almost every vitamin and mineral known to man. It is extremely high in chlorophyll which helps with blood oxygenation and purification and helps to correct constipation. Very high in Vitamin K. Highly nutritious!
Chamomile - relaxing, soothing and calming to the entire system. Helps with digestion and nausea, and is also high in calcium. The essential oil of Chamomile is anti-inflammatory in nature and is wonderful in healing swellings, achy joints and other inflammations. Rosemary Gladstar states "This delicate, gentle flower is a must for pregnant women. Its sunny disposition is helpful for lifting the spirits and its calming relaxing attributes are very soothing to the soul."
Oatstraw - also great for the nerves. It is high in calcium and magnesium and complements Chamomile wonderfully. It is also a great herb if yeast infections are a problem.
Peppermint - this herb not only gives your tea a wonderful taste, but it is a great digestive aid and sexual stimulant as well. It is used frequently for upset stomachs, poor digestion, and for colds and fever.
Pregnancy & Pre-Conception Basics In this highly informative article, you will learn:
- How to best maximize and enhance your fertility.
- A common factor for women who are having a hard time conceiving and herbs that will help.
- What supplements are recommended to support your health and your future baby’s health, giving him or her the best start possible. (This includes recommendations for supplements known to help prevent birth defects and that should be taken PRIOR to conception.)
- Information on how to choose good quality supplements that are well-absorbed (if they don’t absorb, they can’t help!).
- Babies Know More Than You Think – written by Dr. David Chamberlain, Ph.D. He explains the research on how aware babies are while in utero, at their birth and even before conception.
- Child Conception – written by Dr. Doreen Virtue, Ph.D. She addresses the spiritual component so very important in conscious conception and how “trying too hard” or too much stress around conception can impede the process.
- The Importance of Calcium & Magnesium and How to Choose a Quality Product – this article explains the importance of these two minerals and how important they are to trying to conceive, pregnant and nursing mothers.
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written by Pam Caldwell
Certified Herbalist --- Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum & Lactation Specialist