Many customers ask if they need to avoid alcohol-based tinctures during pregnancy or while nursing. The answer is no; tinctures contain a very small amount of alcohol, similar to that found in a ripe banana, and are safe to consume while pregnant or nursing (if the herbs themselves are approved for that use). Some people choose alcohol-free alternatives for personal, dietary, or religious reasons. Always give babies and children the non-alcohol version if possible. See Herb Lore's website for more information.
This herbal combination is similar to the Pregnancy Tea with the addition of Partridge Berry*, a late pregnancy uterine tonic herb. It has also been traditionally used to help strengthen and tone the uterus in preparation for labor and birth, but is recommended for use during the last six weeks of pregnancy only. Pregnancy Tea or Pregnancy Tea Tincture is recommended for use throughout the pregnancy. At 34 weeks, one can switch to the Pregnancy Tea Plus Tincture. Both the Pregnancy Tea and Pregnancy Tea Plus Tincture can also be used for postpartum recovery.
Helpful hint: Ice chips made from the diluted tincture provides nutrition and fluids to the new mother during labor. Adding a bit of honey provides extra energy. This will also help keep the uterus working strongly and efficiently throughout labor and birth, helping to facilitate placenta delivery and aid in postpartum recovery. To use the tincture to make ice cubes, use 2 droppersful (or squeezes) of the tincture per 8oz cup of water. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze.
NOTE: Although it's a very small amount, due to the Alfalfa in the combination, this product may not be suitable for those on blood-thinning medications.
Ingredients: Organic Red Raspberry Leaf, Partridge Berry*, Dandelion Leaf, Nettle Leaf, Alfalfa, Chamomile, Oatstraw, and Peppermint Leaf. The regular tincture is extracted in organic grape alcohol, and the non-alcohol version is extracted in organic vegetable glycerine and distilled water. All Herb Lore tinctures are non-GMO and are gluten-free.
*Also has been known as Squaw Vine. This name incorporates a racial slur against Native American women and we include it here only for the sake of clarity given that it has been widely known by this name.