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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Herbs for postpartum bleeding-nutmeg

Ground nutmeg was mentioned as a herb to use for postpartum bleeding.  This makes sense as it is said to help stimulate the uterus and help it contract(and therefore large amounts should not be used during pregnancy).  It also has a hallucinigenic properties, so be careful not to overdose.  1/4 tsp should be enough.  It is best to use fresh nutmeg, but the dried nutmeg will also work.

This can be useful for those who may start to bleed more once they are at home since most people have this in their homes.

Here's a recipe for a nutmeg tea:


1 c. water
1 whole nutmeg
2 sticks cinnamo
2 c. orange juice
1/4 c. lemon juice
3 c. tea


Put sugar, water, nutmeg and cinnamon in a saucepan.
Simmer 10 minutes.
Add the orange (stud orange with whole cloves).
Cool and strain.
Add the orange juice, lemon juice and tea.
Serve over ice cubes in tall glasses.

I thought this sounded like a yummy way to help with too much bleeding:)

1 comment:

Robyn said...

I never knew this about Nutmeg. And the tea sounds great. Thank you for sharing

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