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Looking to ease your pregnancy-related symptoms with something safe, effective, and natural? Try herbal remedies!
Growing a tiny human inside you can invite an array of issues such as stretch marks, back pain, swollen and sore feet, constipation, headaches, low self-esteem, and more. The list goes on.
Hopefully, you are avoiding pharmaceutical or prescription medications during pregnancy to avoid the multitude of complications that can be caused to you and your little one. Seeking out safe herbal remedies is the very best choice for you and your growing baby.
Herbal remedies are produced from plants, the earth’s natural medicine. Herbal remedies come in various forms such as capsules, powder, essential oils, teas, infusions, tinctures, and tablets. Your options are boundless, and if you find that one herbal remedy does not seem to work for your body try the next one.
It is always a good rule of thumb to consult your midwife or doctor about anything you are consuming while pregnant (or trying to conceive) because though herbal remedies are natural, they are still potent and can have adverse side effects.
Some of the very best, safe herbal remedies for your pregnancy-related problems are:
|Chamomile||Better sleep; relieve constipation; gum inflammation||Tea; tincture/infusion with alcohol; capsules|
|Ginger||Relieves nausea; decreases vomiting; relieves gastrointestinal disorders such as heartburn, bloating, stomach cramps and constipation; reduces joint pain; common colds & cough||Tea; raw or pickled; powdered seasoning; supplements; ginger ale; cookies; capsules|
|Lavender||May help prevent stretch marks; better sleep; calms the nervous system; stress & depression relief||Oil; cookies; tea; dried herb or flowers; lotion; tincture/bath infusion; capsules|
|Red Raspberry Leaf||Helpful for nausea, leg cramps, and improving sleep; strengthens the uterus and pelvic muscles; soothes sunburn; alleviates gum disease & gingivitis||Tea; tincture; infusion|
|Peppermint||Relieves abdominal pain, bloating, gas, headaches, sore muscles, heartburn, nausea; may help with coughs & colds||Tea; tincture; capsules|
|Aroma Touch (Essential oil blend)||Relieves sore & swollen muscles (edema)||DoTerra Oil|
|Magnesium||Constipation; relieves swollen feet; build & repair body tissue; may help prevent preeclampsia; helps build strong bones and teeth; regulates insulin and blood sugar levels||Capsules; CALM powder; oil|
There are many other herbal options available, but these are the best safe herbal remedies for your pregnancy related problems; try them and watch wonders unfold!
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