Herbs for Labor III: The Mint Family
Green blessings, plant medicines, are everywhere and are instrumental during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum. In this edition of the series called “Herbs for Labor” written for Midwife International, Susun Weed describes the usages of three herbs in the mint family: catnip, skullcap, and motherwort. Herbal medicine is a welcome addition to any midwife’s birth bag, and an important part of midwife training.
Every indigenous midwife, and many modern midwives, relies on members of the mint family whenever a woman needs healing or help. Make yourself a cup of mint tea, and let’s chat about the uses of mint family plants during labor.