Mother’s Milk Herbal Tincture
This Mother’s Milk herbal tincture is made from high quality herbs and ingredients — some of which may have grown in my garden! If you are looking for herbal support for breastfeeding, this formula may be just right for you! Here are the ingredients:
Moringa. A quick glance at the toted health benefits and folk uses of moringa may surprise the uninitiated. Here’s a taste: antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, hepatoprotective, hypotensive, cancer preventative and antitumor, cardiac tonic, urinary tract tonic, thyroid tonic, immunostimulant, antirheumatic, astringent, abortifacient, aphrodisiac… the list goes on. Nutrients include but are not limited to: Iron, Beta Carotene, Vitamin E, essential amino acids, calcium, vitamin K, antioxidants, vitamin C
Blessed Thistle. Blessed thistle is used for loss of appetite and indigestion; and to treat colds, cough, fever, bacterial infections, and diarrhea. It is also used as a diuretic for increasing urine output, and for promoting the flow of breast milk in new mothers.
Goat’s Rue. In combination with other herbs, goat’s rue is used to stimulate the adrenal gland and pancreas; to protect the liver; for digestion problems; and to start the flow of breast milk. It also is used to support healthy blood sugar levels.
Fennel. Fennel is a galactagogue which is something that brings about more breast milk. It’s taken as an herbal treatment to help mothers who breastfeed increase their breast milk supply. Fennel also is good for bone health, heart health, healthy blood pressure, and to keep inflammation in check.
Vitex. Chaste tree berry (Vitex agnus-castus) is a highly effective herb for promoting hormonal balance in women. It is especially useful for relieving symptoms associated with PMS and menopause, but is also specific as an adjunctive to promoting overall reproductive health in women, including supporting normal ovulation.
Oat Straw. Overall is a nervous system trophorestorative, is nutritive in cases of debility from anxiety, depression & fatigue. Taken over time will increase one’s stamina and strength. Will “feed” the nervous system especially when under stress, and is specific in cases of nervous debility and exhaustion, especially when associated with depression, insomnia, and “weakness of the nerves”. Considered to also have antispasmodic, demulcent, diuretic, and vulnerary actions and is useful in rheumatic conditions. Often used in baths as an emollient and to treat insomnia and anxiety as well as in a variety of skin conditions, including burns and eczema. Nutrients include but are not limited to: B vitamins, selenium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, amino acids, calcium, potassium, vitamin C, beta carotene, polyphenols
Alfalfa. The isoflavones (flavonoids) are antibacterial.. Alfalfa contains many minerals and vitamins, and in addition, enhances overall nutrition. The action of Alfalfa on the reproductive system can be summarized as a restorative tonic. Alfalfa is phytoestrogenic and its action is to restore the strength and tone of the digestive, kidney, mammary, ovarian and uterine tissue. Nutrients include but are not limited to: antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, folate, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sulfur, calcium, potassium, amino acids
Red Raspberry Leaf. Raspberry leaf has been known as a tonic for female reproductive systems, and is used by midwives for birth prep. It is also used for morning sickness, to help prevent miscarriage, menstrual cramps, PMS, promotes flow of mother’s milk and prevents colic. It also soothes the digestive tract and stomach aches. Often used for influenza and minor wounds like burns, cuts and scrapes. Can help to break a fever and is a blood tonic. Nutrients include but are not limited to: vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium, iron, calcium, and phosphorus, zinc, potassium, polyphenols and antioxidants
Herbal tinctures as medicine
Why are tinctures a preferred method of taking herbs? Because tinctures are potent! You don’t waste your money on pills that have been in the manufacturing process for months / years and lose potency! With an alcohol base, the tinctures pull out all the medicinal benefits of the plant, and preserve them naturally for you! They don’t lose potency over time.
With that being said, they are in a non-gmo vodka base. Which is fine for most people. But some people prefer to avoid alcohol in all forms. (even by avoiding real vanilla extract) and we support that choice. These tinctures aren’t for those people. Because of the potential for bacteria to reside in glycerine tinctures, we have decided to only offer vodka based tinctures. These herbs are edible and considered safe for most people. Some people may be allergic to certain herbs and should not use them. It is always best to consult your doctor before using any herbal product if you are taking prescription medications or have a health condition.
INGREDIENTS: Alfalfa, Blessed Thistle, Goat’s Rue, Fennel, Moringa, Oat Straw, Red Raspberry, Vitex and Vodka
DIRECTIONS: Take 10-30 drops up to 2x per day as needed to help boost milk supply. Take in juice or tea.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any disease. If you are pregnant or nursing, or have any health conditions, please consult a doctor before use.