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Herbs & Homeopathy for Pregnancy

In the News: Researchers Urge Caution Over Using Ginseng in Early Pregnancy

By Natural Family Online

As first reported in Human Reproduction, September 25, 2003.

Ginsenoside Rb1, one of the principal active components of ginseng, was researched by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and found to cause malformations in rat embryos. Embryos exposed to high doses had fewer muscle cells, affects to the heart, limb and eye development, and significantly shorter body lengths. (more…)

Homeopathic potencies: I thought 6X was a clothing size!

By Susy Parker Goins

You’re strolling though your friendly enlightened grocery store and come to a shelf of tubes and assorted containers with numbers on them: 6X, 30C, 12X. What is this? Sizes? Algebra? (more…)

Herbs for Fertility, Periods, Libido, and Avoiding Conception

By Susun Weed

For thousands of years, knowledge of herbs and wild plants that could increase fertility were the secrets of the village wise women. But after the holocaust against European wise women (the “burning times”) and the virtual extermination of Native American medicine women, this knowledge virtually disappeared. In fact, many people erroneously believe that “primitive people” had no means of controlling the likelihood of pregnancy. Nothing could be further from the truth. (more…)

What You Can Do to Ease Morning Sickness

By Jessica Hudson

We’ve all heard the saltines and ginger ale fix, but many of us have some downright severe morning sickness. What causes it, how can it be stopped and when is it bad enough to worry? Read on. (more…)

Nine Homeopathic Months: Pregnancy

By Susy Parker Goins

So the news is back: The line showed up pink (I had to do the test three times just to convince myself), or the rabbit died (is that still politically correct?) or however you found out. You’re pregnant! What a grand adventure you’re embarking on! So now what? (more…)

Herbal Allies for Pregnant Women

By Susun Weed

Pregnancy is a special time, one that brings joys and pains. Many minor but distressing health complaints can accompany pregnancy, such as morning sickness, varicose veins, skin discoloration, hemorrhoids, constipation, folic acid anemia, iron deficiency anemia, muscle/leg cramps, backache, heartburn, fatigue and mood changes, bladder infections and high blood pressure. (more…)

Herbalism for Pregnancy and Pregnancy Problems

By Susun Weed

Wise women believe that most of the problems of pregnancy can be prevented by attention to nutrition. Morning sickness and mood swings are connected to low blood sugar; backaches and severe labor pains often result from insufficient calcium; varicose veins, hemorrhoids, constipation, skin discoloration and anemia are evidence of lack of specific nutrients; pre-eclampsia, the most severe problem of pregnancy, is a form of acute malnutrition. (more…)

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