Joyous Birth Tea

     Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis): Lemon balm is gentle and has many uses. It is useful as a cooling diaphoretic for fevers. Since it removes surface tension from the body, it is effective for the treatment for nervous tension and depression. It can also be used like other mints for upset stomach and gas. Because of its gentle properties and pleasant flavor, it is suitable even for children. Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): Used for nervousness and irritability. Itís mild nature and wide therapeutic value has made it a cure-all, serving teething and colicky infants, stressed middle aged people, and as a soothing relaxant for the aged. Hibiscus (Hybiscus syriacus): Good for intestinal infections, amebic dysentery and colitis, it is also a beneficial demulcent and nutritional value in the treatment of ulcers. It also gives a distinctive flavor to any blend, having mild, cooling, sweet, bitter, pungent, and astringent tastes. Rose petals (Rosa spp.): Has been used for diarrhea, enuresis, frequent urination, and other deficient Kidney Qi. Plus, they add a unique taste and color to the blend. Hawthorn berry (Crataegus cuneata): In Chinese folk medicine, it is widely reputed as a digestive, increasing appetite and body weight. It is also good for hernia and menstrual pains. Advantageous for high blood pressure. Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia): Is useful as a nervine and antidepressant.: Cardamom pods (Amomum cardamomum): A stimulant, stomachic and carminative.