Nourish :: Herbal Postpartum Depression Brew

From “Wise Woman Herbal: Childbearing Year” by Susan Weed

1/2 oz. dried, shredded Licorice root
1 oz. dried, crumbled Raspberry leaf
1 oz. dried, finely cut Rosemary leaves
1 oz. dried, cut Skullcap

Mix the dried herbs thoroughly together. Use two teaspoons per cup of boiling water to prepare this strongly scented and interesting tasting tea. The usual dose is two or more cups daily for several weeks to two months. Licorice favorably affects the hormonal balance and cheers the spirit. Raspberry leaf tones the uterus and ovaries and increases available calcium. Rosemary increases the milk flow, adds calcium, tones the liver, and is a favorite for depression. Skullcap is also a source of calcium and is a superb nerve strengthener and soother; prolonged use establishes emotional calm.

{Note: If you don’t feel up to DIY’ing it, you can find a variety of herbal loose Post Partum teas online and in herbal shops}