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Herbs for Labor: Evening Primrose

What it is: Native to North America, the Evening Primrose is so named because its yellow flowers bloom in the evening. This plant’s oil is extracted from the seeds and placed in capsules. How it works: Evening primrose oil helps to soften the cervix by providing prostaglandins and the components the body needs to make …

Herbs for Labor: Comfrey Leaf

What it is: Comfrey is a perennial herb with hairy broad leaves. It’s internal use is to be avoided, however externally the leaves help prevent infection and promote healing. How it works: Comfrey leaf can be helpful after your baby is born if you have a perineal tear. It can encourage prompt healing while reducing …

Herbs for Labor: Angelica Root

What it is: Angelica root has been used for women’s health in china for thousands of years. It is a uterine tonic and hormonal regulator. How it works: Angelica root is a powerful uterine stimulant. It can help to expel a retained placenta or aid in completing a miscarriage. For women who have hormonal imbalances, …