Archive | Fun with Herbs

Cream of Green Soup

What better way to say I Love You than with a fresh stinging nettle soup, right?  I thought so too. My husband had a cold and was a touch off his game, so this past Valentine’s day I decided to harvest the first crop of spring nettles, spinach and kale and make him a steaming bowl of Cream […]



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About Face

I’ve mentioned before how extraordinarily lucky I was to spend three years outside, working in the garden to learn what would become the Earth Mama Angel Baby product line. Those three years were bliss. Each day I had nothing to focus on but which plants needed to be moved, pruned, nurtured or harvested. I learned […]



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Herbs To Avoid During Breastfeeding

Like the foods we eat and the medicines we take, some of the constituents in herbs are excreted in breast milk and are, therefore, ingested by a nursing baby. Some of the herbs on this list are included because they contain constituents that may be harmful to the mother or baby. Other herbs should be […]



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What Herbs Encourage Breast Milk?

Katherine Zieman, ND, LM Birthpartners.com 503-492-1221 Herbs that encourage milk production are called galactogogues — from the Greek word gala meaning “milk” and agogos “to lead”. Following is a list of the many plants used traditionally for increasing a nursing mother’s milk supply. Many of these herbs can also be used to help induce lactation […]



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