Herbs for Womans Care

The woman’s care garden features potted herbs in willow or twig baskets of the appropriate size, placed in front of ground-planted fennel. One container holds the lemon balm and chamomile plants, the other contains the red clover. You can place Spanish moss on the surface and edges of each container that is nested in its basket to blend the edges and enhance the serenity of this spot. Container Garden Plants
3 fennel
1 lemon balm
7 German chamomile
1 red clover

Here are recipes with which to use your herbs:

MONTHLY RELIEF TEA
Drinking this infusion will help relieve menstrual cramps, but take no more than 2-3 cups a day
2 teaspoons dried lemon-balm leaves
1 cup boiling water
Steep the leaves in the boiling water, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain, then slowly sip the infusion.

DUAL-PURPOSE TEA
Sipping this infusion will relieve nausea and stomach upset, and lessen menstrual cramps.
Do not drink more than 2 cups a day.
2 teaspoons dried German chamomile flowers
1 cup boiling water
Steep the flowers in the boiling water, covered, for 15 minutes. Strain, then slowly sip the infusion.

WOMAN’S RED CLOVER TONIC
This infusion, when sipped, will act as a tonic specially suited for women.
1 teaspoon dried red clover blossoms
1 cup boiling water
Add the blossoms to the boiling water. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Strain, then sip the infusion.

NURSING MOTHER’S TEA
Drinking a tea made with fennel helps to promote the secretion of breast milk in nursing mothers.
1 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
1 cup boiling water
Mix the seeds with the boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain, and sip the infusion.

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