Our organic herbs are available per ounce. We've stocked our Herbal Bar at Granola Babies with medicinal herbs that are commonly used for use during pregnancy and motherhood. However, not all herbs are safe to use during pregnancy and not all herbs are safe to use while breastfeeding. Please check with your midwife, local holistic resource, health care provider before using herbs.
Our herbs include ~
- Arnica Flower (Arnica Montana): Arnica flowers can be used to make oils and creams to topically treat sprains, bruises, and muscle pain. External use only.
- Blessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus): Blessed Thistle infusions have been used for centuries to increase milk supply in nursing mothers. Blessed Thistle is also used to treat digestive ailments.
- Blackberry Leaf (Rubus fruticosus) : Blackberry Leaf can be added to salads and foods for a little sweet taste and is used for mild diarrhea, sore throat and as an immunity builder.
- Breastfeeding Blend: A blend of chamomile, blessed thistle, fennel and fenugreek.
- Calendula Flowers (Calendula officinalis): Calendula tea or infusions are used to treat inflammations and so are the oils and creams made with calendula. Calendula flowers are a great choice for eczema and other skin issues.
- Catnip (Nepeta cataria): Catnip Tea is a valuable in every case of fever, because of its action in inducing sleep and producing perspiration without increasing the heat of the system. Teas, infusions and tinctures of Catnip are good in restlessness, colic and nervousness in both adults and children.
- Chamomile Flowers (Matricaria recutita): Chamomile relaxes nerves, reduces inflammation, clears toxins, is active against bacteria, and promotes tissue repair. Chamomile is relaxing for both children and adults. It can be used also for pink eye. Do not take if youre allergic to ragweed.
- Cinnamon (Cassia) Chips (Cinnamom:um burmannii): Cassia bark has is used to treat chronic diarrhea, colds, kidney trouble, abdominal and heart pains, hypertension, cramps and nausea. If pregnant or nursing limit use to flavoring teas or foods.
- Comfrey (Symphytum officinale): Comfrey helps soothe inflammation when used as a poultice including for burns, wounds and swelling. It helps close wounds so should only be used on wounds that have been cleaned. External use only.
- Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus): Cramp bark, as its name suggests, is used to relax menstrual cramps and for spasms after childbirth. Its also used to prevent pregnancy miscarriages. The bark is antispasmodic, astringent, and sedative, especially in the uterus.
- Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale): Dandelion root is good to use when having a urinary tract infection as it stimulates urination but also replaces the potassium lost to the increased volume of urine. The herb is used to support treatment of a variety of liver and gallbladder disorders, especially the incomplete digestion of fats.
- Echinacea Purpurea (Echinacea purpurea): Echinacea is herbal medicine's first choice of treatment for colds. Stimulating the immune system, the herbs can also be used to treat chronic yeast infections in women and to prevent urinary tract infections in both sexes. It can assist the body's immune system in treating a wide range of disorders. Do not use if allergic to ragweed.
- Elder Berries and Flowers (Sambucus nigra): Elder berries and flowers are known to be effective against eight strains of influenza. It is used during colds and flu and can be combined with Yarrow for this purpose and drank as a infusion or tincture. As an inflammatory it can also be used for hemorrhoids after birth.
- Eucalyptus Leaf (Eucalyptus globulus): Eucalyptus Leaf is often used for colds and to reduce fevers. A steam of dried Eucalyptus Leaf and boiled water can be used to clear the nasal passages. Recommended for external use and for internal use its recommended for adults only.
- Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare): Fennel seed teas break up congestion caused by colds and allergies. It helps with gas and bloating, heartburn, upset stomach, indigestion and diarrhea. Fennel Seed tea can be giving to babies for colic. Its also known to increase breastmilk supply in nursing mothers.
- Fenugreek Seed Powder (Trigonella foenum-graecum): Fenugreek is known to increase breastmilk supply in nursing mothers. It also calms the stomach and can be used externally for eczema. Not recommended if pregnant.
- Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale): Ginger has many uses including teas for morning sickness when pregnant. Other uses include lowering of cholesterol levels, relief for allergies and asthma, arthritis, colds, and nausea; and protecting the digestive tract and liver against toxins.
- Jasmine Flowers (Jasminum sp.): Used in washes and ointments, jasmine flowers are a gentle remedy for inflammation. They reduce both physical irritation and sensitivity to pain. Jasmine teas have been known to act as a gentle sedative. Since it reduces milk supply, do not use if nursing or pregnant.
- Lavender Flowers (Lavandula spp.): The amount of uses for lavender would not fit in this paragraph there are so many! Lavender is relaxing, can be used for skin irritations, to reduce inflammations, to calm upset tummies, to promote gentle sweet sleep, as a rinse for hair, face cleansers, as a lovely scent, to bring calm to your day and so much more! It can be used in just about any method tea, infusion, washes, creams, lotions, oils.
- Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis): Lemon Balm is a mint herb that calms upset stomachs. It is also used to promote sleep, skin irritations, and is an anti-viral. Best used in teas or topically in skin creams and salves.
- Linden Leaf and Flower (Tilia europaea): Mostly used in teas Linden works on the mucous membranes to soothe inflammation and irritation. In European countries its used almost as often as Chamomile for colds, sleep and irritations.
- Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinalis): Best used in a decoction, Marshmallow root is used for sore throats but also for urinary tract infections and to dissolve kidney stones.
- Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica): Nettle leaf boosts immune system and can be used as well for skin irritations. Its also used for hair and scalp to promote hair growth, hair thickness and prevent dandruff.
- Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita): Among it's many uses, Peppermint helps with digestion, headaches, is antibacterial and relieves indigestion.
- Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus): Raspberry leaf tea is used to treat canker sores, cold sores, and gingivitis in persons of all ages and anemia, leg cramps, diarrhea, and morning sickness in pregnant women, and as a uterine relaxant.
- Rosehip Powder (Rosa canina): Rosehip contains Vitamins A, C, D, E, flavonoids and iron. Makes a great addition to teas and infusions and also can be used topically in creams, salves and oils.
- Sleepy Tea Blend: A blend of Chamomile, Linden and Lemon Balm to enhance sleep and relaxation.
- Thyme Leaf (Thymus vulgaris): Thyme works holistically for colds and flu to help clear the lungs of congestion, soothe spasmodic coughs, relieve body aches, helps with sleep and reduce fevers.
- Yarrow Leaf and Flower (Achillea millefolium): Yarrow lower fevers, induce sweating, stop cramps, encourage menstruation, relieve inflammation, and stimulate the release of stomach acid to digest proteins and fats. It also treats colds, fevers, and indigestion, and used in skin treatments of slow-healing wounds.
- Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis): Promotes healthy sleep and relaxation.
For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Our herbs are each $2 per ounce and you're welcomed to purchase as many ounces as you'd like.