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, angelica can promote estrogenic activity.

How to do it:

Angelica root is used as a tincture, which means it is preserved in a base and used only a few drops at a time. Contact a local health food store or herbalist for more information.

Integrating it into labor:

Take 8 - 10 drops under your tongue to help expel a retained placenta.

You can use a specially prepared birth formula containing angelica root to help prepare the body for labor.

Some women can be sensitive to angelica. Start with the lowest dose. It can be repeated if necessary.