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Common Cold

by Kristy H.

February 2011

I was up last night with a sinus cold and fever - body aches, headache, chills, etc. I had read just a few days before (in your herb catalog) that catnip induces sweat and brings a fever down. I made a simple tea with equal parts catnip and echinacea and sipped on it until I had drank two cups. Within 20 minutes, I noticed I was perspiring - the fever was gone, along with the aches and chills. I felt SO much better, and now have a new favorite herb!

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After childbirth, a mama's body is gearing up for breastfeeding. It also begins a cleansing process as chemicals, hormones, and nutrients are all adjusting to proper levels as before the pregnancy. The liver, kidneys, colon, etc. are all very involved in this cleansing. Herbs that aid in this process are known as liver cleansers and as blood purifiers. Amazingly enough, many of the liver cleansers and blood purifiers also promote milk production. Some of these herbs are: Fennel, Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, and Dandelion. Most of us may not see the relation between breastfeeding and cleansing. However, God provided the herbs that aid the new mother to get both jobs done. The Mama's Milk Tea recipe was contributed by one of our readers, and includes herbs for after birth.