Herbal Bath Recipe

November 5th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Almost every birth I’ve attended was followed by a warm, healing and soothing herbal bath for the mother and baby. Here is a recipe I like and use.

Mix together:

1/3 cup each of dry sage and comfrey

1/8 cup each of goldenseal, sea salt, garlic powder and white oak bark

Bring a medium-sized pot of purified water to a gentle boil. Add the herbs, turn down heat, and allow to simmer gently for about 20 minutes. Strain, and add the “tea” to bathwater. The herbs can be wrapped in sterile gauze (about 1/8 cup of herbs per compress) and used as compresses to aid in perineal healing.