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Tina octas at mmcable.com
Tue Apr 16 22:09:48 PDT 2002

Please note that reasberry leaves are not to be taken at any time if you
suspect your pregnant.  If you are not pregnant however, the tea is
wonderful and has a very pleasant aroma and taste.  (please take no offense
Isrith - I just had a very bad experience when I drank the tea with my last
pregnancy - my son is fine - but it was scarry there for a bit)

> Greetings Sioned,
> If you are constantly having these troubles then you might want to try
> Lady's Mantle. It's very easy to grow. Lady's Mantle promotes health in
> women and was once used to solve all kinds of "female" problems from
> menstrual cramps to swollen breasts.
> One of the best "instant remedies" for cramping would be Raspberry Leaf
> Use fresh raspberry leaves (unsprayed) if you can. It's best if drunk for
> couple of days before the period begins, and then throughout the days that
> the period lasts. Make a fresh infusion each morning, drink a
> and keep the rest covered in your refrigerator. Take two more
> throughout the day.
> If heavy bleeding is a problem for you, try the Raspberry Leaf tea with
> a little Shepherd's Purse [Capsula Bursa Pastoralis] (sp?) added to it.
> Shepherd's Purse controls internal bleeding. Don't over use it though! and
> don't use too much in proportion to the Raspberry Leaves. You may have to
> pick your own Shepherd's Purse, but luckily it grows wild just about
> everywhere!
> For events: dry these herbs in a dry warm dark place until crisp (not the
> oven). Take little squares of muslin and bundle a blend of the herbs into
> them. Tie or sew them fast so that you have small sachets. Store them in
> airtight / waterproof box. You can use them at events just like modern day
> teabags (except they'll be medicine teas of course.)
> ~ Isrith.
> Janece Suarez wrote:
> > Does anyone know of any remedies that the ladies used to utilize for
> > monthly pain and cramping?
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