Similar to the after-birth discomforts discussed in the DIY: Postpartum Tea for After-Birth Pain recipe, another common issue following birth is depression caused by shifting hormones.
Some mothers experience full-blown postpartum depression, while others experience mild symptoms. Either way, the following postpartum depression brew recipe will help balance your hormones and lift your spirit:
- 1/2 ounce dried, shredded Licorice root (favorably affects hormonal balance.)
- 1 ounce dried, crumbled Raspberry leaf (tones the uterus and ovaries and increases available calcium.)
- 1 ounce dried, finely cut Rosemary leaves (increases milk flow, adds calcium and tones liver.)
- 1 ounce dried, cut Skullcap (another source of calcium, nerve strengthener, and soother: prolonged use produces calm emotions.)
To make this tea, combine the herbs, mixing together well. Use two teaspoons per cup of boiling water. This brew is particularly interesting and strong tasting and smelling. Drink two or more cups a day for several weeks or up to two months.
For more awesome herbal remedies, teas and tinctures, check out Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun S. Weed!