Seven Herbal Remedies For Postpartum Care

The period of pregnancy and delivery is said to be a time of birth for a baby and rebirth for a woman. Though the newborn baby may be your top priority the postpartum care is also very important. There are many problems like vaginal soreness, urinary problems, sore breasts, etc. there are many herbal remedies that help women recover from the illnesses after their vaginal delivery.

Pregnancy changes the body of a woman in more ways than it is thought. It does not stop when the baby is born. Postpartum care is very important which involves managing sore breasts, skin changes, hair loss and more. Administering herbal remedies help women regain health and face the problems after their delivery. Another positive aspect of this herbal treatment is that it does not have any side effect.

Herbal remedies for postpartum care

1) Angelica root to stimulate uterus

Angelica root is considered as a powerful uterine stimulant that helps expel the retained placenta. It also helps if a miscarriage accidentally occurs during the pregnancy it. Taking angelica will help complete the miscarriage. Since it is a good uterine stimulant it helps bring on menstrual cycles. It is available in tincture form. It is safer to start with the lowest dosage as some women may be sensitive to this herb.

2) Shepherd’s pursestops postpartum bleeding

Shepherd’s purse herbs reduce postpartum bleeding from the womb. It has the property of coagulating the blood. This should not be taken during pregnancy since it may affect the baby in the womb. The tincture of this herbal remedy can be started with taking one or two teaspoons.

3) Cayenne to stimulate circulation

This red powder from cayenne pepper with strong flavor can be taken with shepherd’s purse to make it spicy and tasty. It helps as a diuretic as well helping in elimination both with urine and with built-up fecal matter in the intestines. It has properties to stimulate circulation and is scientifically-proven to have antifungal properties.

4) Comfrey to heal perineum

Herb comfrey helps in more rapid healing of either a tear or episiotomy that may happen in the perineum. A few dried leaves of comfrey herb can be put in half gallon of boiling water, steeped for 6-8 hours and can be mixed with the water used in bath tub where the mother can sit for some time. This will heal the wound. It also helps prevent infection and relieve pain. Comfrey tea can also be applied to the breast, for breast infections. The dried leaves of this herb can also be used several times as a compress, simmered for 10-12 minutes, to be applied to the wound for five minutes at a time.

5) St. John’s Wort oil to avoid tearing of perineum

Application and rubbing of St. John’s Wort oil on the perineum during the time of delivery will help avoid tearing of this area. It can also be applied after delivery to speed up healing of tears in the perineum. It has a comforting action and it reduces burning and swelling of the tissues.

6) Echinacea to solve breast problems

Problems such as breast infection, accompanied by inflammation called mastitis with redness, tenderness and pain, can be treated with the herb Echinacea. This serves as an excellent antibiotic herb to reduce or eliminate mastitis. It purifies the blood, destroys viruses, and prevents the growth of bacteria and also helps build up the immune system.

7) Hop plant to increase breast milk

Hop plant is a helpful herb to relieve after pains, to increase breast milk, and to provide the mother with a good sleep. A teaspoon of it can be mixed with a cup of boiling water, steeped for 15-20 minutes, and taken a little before going to bed at night.

Written by Paulose

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Alanna Zabel Opens the “The Seven Doors” of Independent Publishing with her Children?s Book Version of “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) October 8, 2005


(PRWEB) October 8, 2005 — Alanna Zabel Opens the “The Seven Doors” of Independent Publishing with her children?s book version of “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra.

Alanna Zabel has maintained independent publishing rights although joining forces with 40 times published author, Deepak Chopra. Alanna has written “The Seven Doors,” the children?s book version of Deepak?s “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” She has published through Lulu Press (, the world?s fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books.

“The Seven Doors” is about a young, highly talented girl named Ruby who does not know what to do with all of her talent. One day while wondering through the forest she meets Ahanna, the Goddess of Light. Ahanna leads Ruby through The Seven Doors and ultimately The Seven Spiritual Laws which guide Ruby to find her dharma, or life-purpose. At the end of her journey, Ruby becomes Self-Realized and reaches the state of Union, or Yoga.

Alanna Zabel teaches yoga at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA and directs the children?s yoga program there as well. She came to Lulu because she wanted to be in control of the publishing process and found Lulu?s print-on-demand tools to be fast, easy and, most importantly, the road of least effort, which ironically is Deepak?s fourth law. “The Seven Doors” is available for purchase at, along with Alanna?s seven other children?s yoga books, including the very poplular, “A Chair in the Air.”

?Independent publishing and print-on-demand is the wave of the future,? said Alanna. ?It is exciting to be in control of my own creative projects. The Lulu process allows me to cut out the middle man (i.e. a separate publisher) and get my work out the way I want it. My book is much like Lulu itself?it puts control of your destiny into your own hands.?

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Originally from Buffalo, NY, Alanna Zabel currently lives in southern California teaching yoga and wellness, as well as leading yoga retreats nationally and internationally. She is the founder of AZ I AM Yoga. Alanna has written and illustrated seven children?s yoga books, all with a moral and an inspiration for life that all ages can benefit from. She holds a BA in Child Psychology with a minor in Theatre/Dance from the University at Buffalo. For more information on Alanna, you can view her website at


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The Seven Spiritual Law of Success – How You Create Your Own Karma

Article by Kevin John

Your Karma is sometimes understood to mean that your fate in this life is predetermined by your previous actions. There’s no use struggling against Karma – what will be, will be. The true meaning of Karma is very different. Karma is more like the physical law of Cause and Effect – your current actions cause your past, your present and your future. Understanding the latter, more optimistic point of view is essential to your spiritual development.

Karma is inextricably linked with our freedom of action as human beings. We are free in every moment to choose what we think, how we act, what we believe and what’s important to us. The snag is that we only make a limited number of our choices consciously through rational, logical thought. Many of our choices are made unconsciously.

A simple example is the choice to jerk your hand away when you touch a hot kettle- this is a good choice to make because it protects us physically, and we make it instantaneously through the reflexes of our nervous system.

However as sophisticated beings, we have a subconscious mind that is capable of acquiring much more wide ranging and subtle conditioning and making decisions based on past conditioning. If we are exposed to some sort of stress for a period of time – maybe your parents went through a bitter divorce as a young child, you will acquire conditioning that leads to your reacting in predictable, habitual ways as an adult.

Similarly, you can make choices as to how you act in various situations. At first you will need to consciously choose how you act. You are likely to make the same choice time and time again until it becomes a reflex. For example you may choose to distrust someone, even though you find out later on that this was a mistake. If you’ve acquired the habit of distrusting them, it is very likely that you won’t discover your mistake.

Both of these events are examples of your past conditioning your mind and affecting your future. One is largely out of your control, one is entirely within your control.

How can I create my Own Karma

Even though Karma is one of the seven spiritual laws of success it can be changed, contrary to popular belief. Put it another way, even though your childhood conditioning is largely out of your control, you can choose to change it in later life. Similarly you can change any conditioning you have acquired later in your life.

More importantly, by being careful about your choices and realising that every choice you make will produce a future result, you can learn to make choices in the present that will lead to more desirable outcomes in the future.

The first step in making better choices is to become aware of the choices you are making at present – both the conscious choices that you apply your rational mind to and the subconscious choices that come from conditioning.

Develop the habit of watching yourself as you make these choices. This may take a little time if you are not aware of your choices today. Subconscious choices can be made very quickly, out of your conscious awareness, but they will leave tell tale signs like emotions and thoughts.

The second step is to learn to make better choices. One key to doing this is to learn to listen to your body as you make choices. Ask yourself, “will this choice be beneficial for me” and then listen for a response. You will know in your heart whether this is a good choice or not.

The law of Karma is one of the seven spiritual laws of success. One of the most common misconceptions about Karma is that it is your pre-ordained fate. Karma is more closely related to the physical law of Cause and Effect.

You create your Karma in the present through the choices that you make. You can influence your Karma by becoming aware of all the choices you make and the outcomes that you create. You then need to learn to make different choices, listening to your heart can help you to make choices that will lead to greater success.

The seven spiritual laws of success are built upon natural principles. You can build these natural principles into your life as a bedrock for your path to future prosperity and happiness. Would you like to learn more about the the seven spiritual law of success?


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Seven Ways To Keep A Highly Intuitive Child Healthy

All children are sensitive, but some kids are unusually sensitive, intuitive, and empathic. They can finish your sentence, sense danger before it happens, “catch” other people’s moods, and even tell you what’s wrong with the family pet. These highly intuitive children have a special gift–but their heightened abilities also come with special health challenges. Here are seven ways you can help your highly intuitive child stay healthy.

Help him trust his inner yes or no. Every unusually sensitive child has a body signal that tells him yes or no. Help him identify this feeling. Positive hunches may feel tickly, light, open, or happy, for example. A “no” intuition is sometimes described as sad, “off,” flat, or dark. A child who learns to recognize and trust his yes and no hunches can avoid danger, make good decisions, and detect the truth.

Feed her pure, whole foods she likes. Unusually sensitive children have highly sensitive bodies and are very “tuned in” to what their bodies need. As a result, they sometimes have strong reactions to food dyes and chemicals such as additives and preservatives. Also, they sometimes can’t bring themselves to eat meat. Be sensitive to your child’s food preferences and give her plenty of healthy foods she asks for.

Pay attention to overeating/undereating. Highly sensitive children sometimes eat for comfort, or won’t eat because of a stomachache, for example, that they have gotten from being around someone who was anxious or depressed. If you notice your child having eating problems, help her express her emotions and find healthy outlets for releasing stress so that it reduces the eating-related problems. When in doubt, be sure to check with a licensed health care provider.

Encourage exercise. Exercise is a vital part of staying healthy, especially for children who take on more than the average share of other people’s feelings. Walking, running, dancing–any activity that helps your child feel grounded and connected to the earth–are great ways to help your child shake off troubling experiences and emotions he’s picked up during the day.

Help him “turn off” and recharge overnight. Unusually sensitive children often have a hard time sleeping and turning off their sensors. Sometimes his enhanced traits translate into insomnia and nightmares. Give him a chance to express pent-up emotions before bed. Perform a calming ritual, such as a head massage. Get him to bed early, and establish a regular sleep routine.

Mind his “personal energy hygiene.” Intuitive empath children need to know how to clear out the feelings they might have taken on during the day so they don’t feel depleted by these feelings, or start to act them out. Just as you teach a child to wash his hands, you can teach him how to “squeeze out his energy sponge” at the end of the day. Some ideas: Hoot into a pillow with big, wild movements; shake it off with your arms; bang it into some clay; or scrub it off with a shower or bath.

Help her manage stress. Children who tune in to other people’s illnesses and moods often display symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, stomachaches, or distress. Have her ask, “Is this mine?” Teach her ways–through art, words, or movement, for example–to get other people’s emotions out of her body so she can replenish her own balance and quickly bounce back to normal.

Catherine Crawford, LMFT, ATR, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and registered art therapist specializing in the needs of intuitive empath children and adults. She is author of The Highly Intuitive Child: A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children (Hunter House, 2009). You can find out more about her at