Baby Maker Tea - Product Info

INGREDIENTS:

  • Organic Red Raspberry Leaf 

  • Organic Nettle Leaf 

  • Organic Red Clover 

  • Organic Lady's Mantle 

  • Organic Rosehip 

  • Organic Cinnamon 

  • Rose Petals 

     

MEDICINAL ACTIONS:

Nettle Leaf: (Urtica dioica)

  • Anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, mild hypoglycemic, diuretic, anti-hemorrhagic, hemostatic, detoxifier, vasodilator, circulatory stimulant, hypotensive, nutritive, galactagogue, astringent, expectorant, anti-allergic, reduces BPH, anti-rheumatic (2)

  • Energetics: Nettle acts like an old grandmother, whipping you into shape. Coming from love and nourishment, she gives organs, muscles, skin, blood and limbs the medicine they truly need. She doesn’t waste time, she gets right to the task at hand of cleaning house (1)

  • Constituents: Vitamin A, C, E, F, K, P. Zinc, formic acid, magnesium, carbonic acid, iron, copper, selenium, boron, bromine, chlorine, chlorophyll, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, silica, iodine, chromium, silicon and sulfur. Calcium, 1 cup provides 32 to 42% of the amount you require daily. Vitamin B-complexes as well as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B-6 all of which are found in high levels and act as antioxidants. (1)

  • Constituents: Acids (carbonic, caffeic, chlorogenic, formic, silicic, citric, fumaric, malic, oxalic, succinic), Amines (Ach, betain, choline, lecithin, histamine, serotonin), lignans, flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol, and rutin), Nutrients (Vitamins A, B2, B5, C, K+, Ca+, silicon), chlorophylls a and b, dietary fiber & protein, nitrates, sterols, tannins, glucoquinones (2)

 

Relevant Research:

“Hormone support: Nettle Root works to keep testosterone and estrogen active in the body for longer length of time. It works through blocking the bodies glycoprotein sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG binds to sex hormones making them inactive, and so when SHBG is blocked by nettle root, there is more free testosterone and free estrogen active. In menopause and andropause nettle root can be a great ally during this time of transition.

Nettle root also blocks the production of the sex hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is responsible for hair loss in both men and women, called androgenic alopecia.” (1)

“Studies have shown that all parts of the nettle have antioxidant, antimicrobial and pro-health capabilities. Most nettle medicines are made from the flowers, stems and leaves, but roots are also used in pharmacology.” (3)

 

References:

(1) https://www.herbrally.com/monographs/nettle

(2) https://thenaturopathicherbalist.com/herbs/t-u/urtica-dioica/

(3) Kregiel D, Pawlikowska E, Antolak H. Urtica spp.: Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Properties. Molecules. 2018;23(7):1664. Published 2018 Jul 9. doi:10.3390/molecules23071664

 

Red Raspberry Leaf: (Rubus idaeus, Rubus occidentalis)

  • Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, uterine tonic, facilitates parturition

  • Energetics: “Raspberry leaf works to encourage the uterus to let go and function without tension.”- Susun S. Weed, Author of Wise Woman Herbal For The Childbearing Year.

  • Constituents: Tannins, volatile oil, citric acid, malic acid, polypeptides, flavonoid glycosides, Minerals including Ca, Mg, Fe, and Se.

 

Relevant Research:

“has been used as a uterine tonic and general pregnancy tea for at least two centuries. Although this botanical is often mistakenly recommended to induce labor, its actual role is to increase blood flow to the uterus and aid the uterine muscle fibers in more organized contraction.” (1, 2)

“Treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome incorporates a combination of therapeutic actions, including anti-inflammatory, uterine tonics, and herbs used as vascular tonics.” (1, 2)

“Uses include:

Recurrent Miscarriage*: For those who have experienced miscarriage due to uterine weakness.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: The astringent properties of this herb help to stop heavy bleeding. It is also high in iron which may help prevent anemia due to heavy menstrual bleeding.

Poor Egg Quality/Nutritional Deficiency:
 This herb is very nutritive which helps to boost overall nutrition in preparation for pregnancy. Having adequate nutrient stores prior to pregnancy can help increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy.” (4)

References:

(1) https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/red-raspberry-leaf

(2) Aviva Romm, Isla Burgess, David Winston, Suzanna M. Zick, Amanda McQuade Crawford. Conditions of the Reproductive Organs. Botanical Medicine for Women's Health. 2010; (6) 211-255.

(3) https://thenaturopathicherbalist.com/2014/07/20/rubus-ideaus/

(4) https://natural-fertility-info.com/red-raspberry-leaf.html

 

Rosehip: (Trifolium pratense)

  • Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-obesogenic (4)

  • Constituents: Rose hips are perhaps most known for their extremely high amount of vitamin C. Rose hips are also known to be rich in antioxidants like carotenoids, and studies have been done that have determined that daily consumption of rose hip powder can significantly reduce cardiovascular risk in obese people through a lowering of blood pressure (Andersson, et al, 2012) (1)

  • Rosa genus stands out for its high content in polyphenols (such as garlic acid, catechin and quercetin), vitamins C, E, B and carotenoids (β-carotenoid, lycopene β-cryptozanthin, rubizanthin, zeazanthin and lutein), which have an antioxidant synergy effect (3)

 

Relevant Research:

“In contrast to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin, rose-hip has anti-inflammatory actions that do not have ulcerogenic effects and do not inhibit platelets nor influence the coagulation cascade or fibrinolysis” (2)

“Our present research has underlined the promising future of rose hip as a functional food, given its potential therapeutic role against a wide variety of diseases. The phytochemical composition of the different members of the Rose gender might promote the eradication of some of the most pressing world epidemics, as well as improve the quality-of-life of even healthy people” (3)

 

References:

(1) https://theherbalacademy.com/rose-hips-the-floral-superfood/

(2) Cohen M. Rosehip - an evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis. Aust Fam Physician. 2012 Jul;41(7):495-8. PMID: 22762068

(3) Mármol I, Sánchez-de-Diego C, Jiménez-Moreno N, Ancín-Azpilicueta C, Rodríguez-Yoldi MJ. Therapeutic Applications of Rose Hips from Different Rosa Species. Int J Mol Sci. 2017;18(6):1137

(4) https://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2012/july/rosehip/

(5) Strålsjö L, Alklint C, Olsson ME, Sjöholm I. Total folate content and retention in rosehips (Rosa ssp.) after drying. J Agric Food Chem 2003;51:4291–5

(6) Wenzig EM, Widowitz U, Kunert O, et al. Phytochemical composition and in vitro pharmacological activity of two rosehip (Rosa canina L.) preparations. Phytomedicine 2008;15:826–35

 

Red Clover: (Trifolium pratense)

  • Alterative, antispasmodic, expectorant, sedative, phytoestrogenic, nutritive (1)

  • Constituents: Isoflavones, flavonoids, phenolic glycosides, coumarins, cyanogenic glycosides, minerals (1)

 

Relevant Research:

“Trifolium is useful for any chronic condition of toxicity, enhances the detoxification functions of the liver. The alterative properties of Trifolium give this herb great usefulness in the treatment of skin conditions. It is of value in recurrent boils or acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Trifolium exerts some of the strongest phytoestrogenic effects among medicinal plants. Valuable for menopausal women because of its phyotoestrogenic and mineral constituents.” (1)

Trifolium is a medicinal herb traditionally used as a nutritive and fertility tonic. Trifolium is in the bean family, and along with soy and other legume family plants, it is credited with hormonal benefits because of its phytoestrogen content. Phytoestrogens are plant-based molecules with hormone modulating effects. Much of Trifolium’s folkloric reputation for bone strengthening, fertility enhancement, miscarriage prevention, and menopause support are likely a result of its isoflavone phytoestrogen content. Several human and animal studies have attributed hypolipidemic, hypoglycemic, or anti-atherosclerotic effects to Trifolium extract or isoflavones, all of which can be beneficial post-menopausally when a woman’s cardiovascular risk profile worsens.” (2)

 

References:

(1) https://thenaturopathicherbalist.com/herbs/t-u/trifolium-pratense/

(2) https://restorativemedicine.org/library/monographs/red-clover/

(3) https://www.baynaturopath.co.nz/Healing-actions-of-Red-Clover-xidc111825.html

 

Lady’s Mantle: (Alchemilla vulgaris)

  • Astringent, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, vulnerary, anti-inflammatory (2)

  • TCM: bitter, cold, dry (2)

  • Constituents: Tannins (mainly glycosides of ellagic acid, salicylic acid (trace amounts) (3)

  • Energetics: Lady’s mantle leaves are said to resemble the Virgin Mary’s cloak and it also has an affinity for the female reproductive tract so it is aptly named (2)

 

Relevant Research:

“De Bairacli Levy (1973) was well aware of lady’s mantle as a female tonic and remedy for the “organs of generation.” She writes that lady’s mantle is used to cure barrenness (infertility) and restore normal menstruation, as well as treat heart ailments and diabetes (de Bairacli Levy, 1973)” (1)

“It has been used as a uterine stimulant but perhaps is best for used for toning the uterus after childbirth. (Wood, 1997). It can be used to relieve period pains and to regulate periods, and was a traditional remedy for inducing sleep. It is also high in salicylic acid reduces inflammation in the digestive and reproductive systems.” (2)

 

References:

(1) https://theherbalacademy.com/ladys-mantle-tea/

(2) https://izzyliving.com/medicinal-uses-of-ladys-mantle/

(3) https://thenaturopathicherbalist.com/herbs/a-2/alchemilla-vulgaris/