Herb Lore

Postpartum Sitz Bath Herbs

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Description:

This is an herbal combination used to help soothe and heal the perineal area after birth, helps keep swelling to a minimum (especially if the frozen pad method is used), helps the speed the healing process, and helps to fight infection. This is one of Herb Lore's most popular products and winner of theEssential Postpartum Products for Mama and Baby 2015 award. 

Ingredients:

Organic Shepherd's Purse, Comfrey Leaf, Plantain Leaf, Garlic, Uva Ursi, Lavender Blossom & Sage. No other additives or fillers used. Non-GMO and gluten-free.

Here are some of the recommended ways of using these herbs:

1. Frozen Pads- this is a favorite, it can help tremendously with pain and swelling even in the case of tears and stitches. Here's how to do it: make the tea as directed on the bag (use the whole bag to 1 gallon of water). Fold sanitary napkins in half (hold top and bottom ends together with adhesive in the middle and pad surface on the outside). Dip the pad into tea, soaking the middle of the pad. Lay the dipped pads into Tupperware or other container side by side, in a slight “C” shape to fit your body once they're frozen. Place wax paper or saran wrap on top and in between the pad layer and then make another dipped pad layer on top of that - kind of like pad lasagne! The wax paper will keep them from freezing together and becoming one large ice cube. Place the entire container of pads in freezer before the birth to have ready. To use: wrap one frozen pad in a soft, white (no colors or designs) paper towel (to prevent freezer burn on the skin). Place in a waterproof pair of underwear (you can get Kotex Personals® or Depends® at any drug/grocery store and they are perfect. They are disposable, waterproof, reasonably priced and very comfortable.) Or you can use a disposable diaper in your own underwear also. The Kotex Personals or Depends are much better, much more comfortable, stay in place, and are less bulky. And then you just wear the frozen pad, which will help keep pain and swelling to a minimum, while the herbs help the area to heal, and the pad helps to catch postpartum bleeding. Use a new pad each time you use the bathroom or as you like. One bag of herbs will make a good supply of frozen pads.

2. Peri Bottle- make the tea as directed on the bag (1/4 cup herb to 1 quarts of water). Pour cooled tea into peri bottle and have available for rinsing the vaginal/perineal area during and after urination. This idea is recommended for use along with any of the other ways you choose to use your sitz bath herbs.

3. Spray or Spritz- make the tea as directed on the bag (1/4 cup herb to 1 quarts of water). Pour cooled tea into a clean spray bottle and spray onto stitches (such as C-Section stitches or any other stitches) to help dry and heal the wound.  Use several times throughout the day as desired.

4. Sitz Bath- make the tea as directed (1/2 cup herb to 2 quarts of water). Pour tea into sitz bath and soak.

5. RegularBath - make tea as directed (1/2 cup herb to 2 quarts of water). Add to bathwater and soak. Great for baby too (helps heal umbilical stump).

And don't be afraid to try other ideas you may come up with! There is no wrong way to do this - these are just some ideas to get you started.

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