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DIY: Postpartum Tea for Depression

Sarena-Rae Santos October 12, 2022

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.

Learn more ways to balance postpartum hormones HERE.  Read my story about postpartum healing HERE.

For more awesome herbal remedies, teas and tinctures, check out Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun S. Weed!

Have you ever used an herbal tea for postpartum depression?

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Sarena-Rae Santos is the founder of The Holistic Hipppie blog, dedicated to natural health and plant-based eating. Her journey to natural health began in 2019 when she swayed away from allopathic medicine after becoming wheelchair-bound due to the side effects of 20+ medications. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and dizziness due to nystagmus were the sources of her many health complications. Sarena's symptoms diminished after adopting a healthier lifestyle surrounding whole foods and herbs, leaving her a fantastic quality of life and a passion for educating people.
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