We are again blessed by the wise words of Susun Weed, an American herbalist well-known for her teachings in the "Wise Woman Way" of herbalism. In this edition of her series "Herbs for Labor" written for Birth Institute, Susun Weed shares with us the gifts and the mysteries of wild ginger, a multifaceted herb that has been used for labor and birth throughout the ages, and is prized by many midwives and herbalists who use it for a variety of symptoms today.
Here we are again, reweaving the Healing Cloak of the Ancients, spinning in each other’s orbits, spiraling through space, remembering the old wives’ tales, and reinventing ourselves as women of power. Remembering the Wise Woman Way, the way of wholeness. Reclaiming herbal medicine as people’s medicine.
There are so many herbs to assist us during labor, should they be needed. So far we have spent time with blue cohosh, black cohosh, catnip, skullcap, motherwort, and liferoot. Who shall we visit today? Nettle? Raspberry? I know! Let’s go meet wild ginger. ...
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