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I think my two personal favorite postpartum were nettle and red raspberry leaf. I did however make myself a blend of Nettle, RRL, Oatstraw, Hops, lemon ballm, chamomile and alfalfa ( there might be more in it. Fenugreek would be wonderful for breast milk and nourishing. That being said, I really like my simples. I still do nettle and RRL and my son is 7 months old.

Peace
post #342 of 358
RRL, that should've popped to mind, shouldn't it? But it didn't, still new to this. Thanks, I added your note to my list of ideas.
post #343 of 358
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Does anyone have herbal recommendations for the post-partum period? (not me) I'm mostly thinking infusions because that's what I'm familiar with (other ideas are always welcome!), and my friend's already using and enjoying nettles infusions, but I don't know if there's anything particular that helps with support and rebuilding during the post-partum time period.

Thoughts? Thanks!
I usually recommend nettles, RRL, oatstraw and alfalfa.
post #344 of 358
Thank you, adding that to the list--I love overlapping recommendations!
post #345 of 358
Hi all!

Sorry to crash the thread, but I'm hoping you can help me out with some recommendations. You all seem really knowledgeable!

I'm interested in getting a basic herbal handbook for home. Not just about herbs for use in pregnancy/childbirth, but more generally, for the family.

I've searched the thread here but didn't see any specific recommendations. I tried searching amazon but there are so many titles- I want to make sure I buy a good one.

Thanks for any feedback!
post #346 of 358
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post #347 of 358
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Originally Posted by Partaria View Post
Hi all!

Sorry to crash the thread, but I'm hoping you can help me out with some recommendations. You all seem really knowledgeable!

I'm interested in getting a basic herbal handbook for home. Not just about herbs for use in pregnancy/childbirth, but more generally, for the family.

I've searched the thread here but didn't see any specific recommendations. I tried searching amazon but there are so many titles- I want to make sure I buy a good one.

Thanks for any feedback!
I am sure you'll get a variety of resources recommended to you.

My personal favorites are John Gallagher's learningherbs.com and herbmentor.com. My favorite book is Aviva Jill Romm's Naturally Healthy Baby and Kids (covers all common childhood and other illnesses, common herbs, recipes for preparations, and a list of items to have in a home herbal medicine chest). Rosemary Gladstar's website and books are wonderful as well. Oh, can't forget Susun Weed. Good resource there.
post #348 of 358

What exactly do you need in terms of ceritification? I'm confused.

Hi there, long time not chatter...

My question is probobly opening a can of worms, but I need to be clear on this.

I was a student of Clayton College of Natural health, which completely and unexpectantly shut it's doors in July of this year. I was totally screwed and left feeling really discouraged.
I was finishing up my cousework through the school and was planning on attending The North American School of Western Herbalism in about a year.

Right now I am also looking into Avia Jill Romm's "woman's herbal course", which is a distance self paced program.
I have apprenticed with several local herbalists and am a varocious reader and practicer of herbal medicine and nutrition.
The one thing I am confused on is what are the requirements and certification necessities one must have in order to consult and run a practice and/or herbal business? I run into this a lot, "Graduation does not confer the right to practice herbal medicine or any form of healing art."
So what does give you the right to practice and how does one "prove" themselves.
Please help, I know every state has it's own standards, but I have never figured out how to find those standards to follow. I am a bit of a mess...
post #349 of 358
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Originally Posted by Partaria View Post
Hi all!

Sorry to crash the thread, but I'm hoping you can help me out with some recommendations. You all seem really knowledgeable!

I'm interested in getting a basic herbal handbook for home. Not just about herbs for use in pregnancy/childbirth, but more generally, for the family.

I've searched the thread here but didn't see any specific recommendations. I tried searching amazon but there are so many titles- I want to make sure I buy a good one.

Thanks for any feedback!
I would just like to second this request! I currently have this Rosemary Gladstar book in my cart on Amazon and I'm trying to decide if it will have what I'm looking for. I'm completely new to herbal medicine, aside from trying a few different kinds of healing teas from the store.

I just got the Mountain Rose Herbs catalogue in the mail today and looking through it has just started a whole new list of questions in my head! I'm so excited to try some of these wonderful looking herbs, but I don't know where to start!
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Originally Posted by herbmama3-7 View Post

Hi there, long time not chatter...

My question is probobly opening a can of worms, but I need to be clear on this.

I was a student of Clayton College of Natural health, which completely and unexpectantly shut it's doors in July of this year. I was totally screwed and left feeling really discouraged.
I was finishing up my cousework through the school and was planning on attending The North American School of Western Herbalism in about a year.
 
Ugh, I'm so sorry.  I know that there were many rumblings it was going to happen, but I don't think anyone expected it to be that quick.  I am sorry you ended up being stuck.

Right now I am also looking into Avia Jill Romm's "woman's herbal course", which is a distance self paced program.
I have apprenticed with several local herbalists and am a varocious reader and practicer of herbal medicine and nutrition.
The one thing I am confused on is what are the requirements and certification necessities one must have in order to consult and run a practice and/or herbal business? I run into this a lot, "Graduation does not confer the right to practice herbal medicine or any form of healing art."
Yes, because most programs don't end up with your taking a board exam or being certified by a nationally recognized body.  It's a tough one.  I know that if you take classes at an accredited institution things are easier (as they are with most things.)

So what does give you the right to practice and how does one "prove" themselves.
this will vary depending on the laws in your state, actually.  You can practice herbal medicine where I live if you have a medical degree-but that's about it.  You can be a registered herbalist and have a practice, but then you need to meet the credentials to become registered-which to be honest I have no idea what those are since it's not my area. 

Please help, I know every state has it's own standards, but I have never figured out how to find those standards to follow. I am a bit of a mess...

It's not easy.  I know that for many it's helpful to know the legal guidelines.  There is a book by Lawrence Wilson (iirc) that is helpful.  It is called Legal Guidelines for Unlicensed Practitioners.  Beyond that, have you asked practitioners in your area?  That's a place to start if you have apprenticed with them.  Pick their brains!  They should know the ins and outs for your area.  I would definitely find out what it takes to be registered as well.

 

Most people, as far as I know will just practice as an herbalist or a natural health consultant-or something like that  Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.  Letus know what you find out though and best of luck!  


 

post #351 of 358

bumping - and wondering what kinds of herbal goodies everyone is making for the holidays?

I'm doing

crock pot ginger oil,

comfrey salve and

a nourishing tea blend of herbs I dried from the garden (nettle, clover, raps leaf)

 

There are some more good ideas here

Herbal Gifts for the Holidays

 

I may try lip balm for the first time this year - any tips?

post #352 of 358

I'm interested in any lip balm tips, too.

 

Also, I want to make calendula oil from dried flowers. Do I have to heat it? Can anyone share their personal experience making it that way? I'd ultimately be using it in a salve.TIA!

post #353 of 358
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I'm interested in any lip balm tips, too.

 

Also, I want to make calendula oil from dried flowers. Do I have to heat it? Can anyone share their personal experience making it that way? I'd ultimately be using it in a salve.TIA!

 


to make a calendula infused oil heat on low in double boiler or crockpot for few hours.   Then strain and use it how you want to. Thats how we make ours.

 

 



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Originally Posted by Partaria View Post
Hi all!

Sorry to crash the thread, but I'm hoping you can help me out with some recommendations. You all seem really knowledgeable!

I'm interested in getting a basic herbal handbook for home. Not just about herbs for use in pregnancy/childbirth, but more generally, for the family.

I've searched the thread here but didn't see any specific recommendations. I tried searching amazon but there are so many titles- I want to make sure I buy a good one.

Thanks for any feedback!
I would just like to second this request! I currently have this Rosemary Gladstar book in my cart on Amazon and I'm trying to decide if it will have what I'm looking for. I'm completely new to herbal medicine, aside from trying a few different kinds of healing teas from the store.

I just got the Mountain Rose Herbs catalogue in the mail today and looking through it has just started a whole new list of questions in my head! I'm so excited to try some of these wonderful looking herbs, but I don't know where to start!


I have that book its wonderful!! I reference it a lot. I am also taking her Science and Art of Herbalism home correspondence course and am almost done! YAY!    What kind of info do you want the book to have?

post #354 of 358
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Originally Posted by SandyMom View Post

bumping - and wondering what kinds of herbal goodies everyone is making for the holidays?

I'm doing

crock pot ginger oil,

comfrey salve and

a nourishing tea blend of herbs I dried from the garden (nettle, clover, raps leaf)

 

There are some more good ideas here

Herbal Gifts for the Holidays

 

I may try lip balm for the first time this year - any tips?

one small batch of lip balm makes a lot!! FYI.     We have made this and its always a hit.   I also am making vanilla extract this year. and herbal teas for my nieces who have recently found out they like tea!
 

post #355 of 358

Thanks for the tip on lip balm! We made vanilla extract last year - big hit w/ all! And it smells soooo good!

post #356 of 358

The SE Wise Women Herbal Conference info has been updated and a complete list of class schedules is now available. Sign up between now and May 20 to save $80 off the regular registration price.

Check out all of these herbal classes: http://www.sewisewomen.com/womens_herbal_conference/program.php

I AM GOING!!  Want to join us?

Pat

post #357 of 358

My new book is out, I just thought I would share with my herb sisters.

http://www.amazon.com/Herbal-Healing-Children-Demetria-Clark/dp/1570672148/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1302114275&sr=8-1

I am really excited and am glad to have finished birthing this project.

I would love to hear your opinions.

 

post #358 of 358

For all who would love to attend, but aren't sure if you can afford it, the Southeast Women's Herbal Conference has a 30% discount for Early Birds! Register by TODAY! - May 20th and pay only $205, that's $80 off the full price. Bundle Registration and Meals for $263.

Anyone else planning to go?!


Pat

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