'Gentle Herbs' from Herbs & Steam
Best choice for short cycle (27 days or less) and interim bleeding.
This blend is for:
- Users prone to menstrual cycles (27 days or less)
- Users who have experienced interim bleeding (fresh spotting or spontaneous bleeding between periods) anytime in the past 3 months
- Users who have experienced two periods per month anytime over the past 3 months
- Postpartum mums who are experiencing heavy blood flow, whose periods return before 9 months postpartum or who have a history of short menstrual cycles
The Herbs & Steam Gentle blend comprises lavender, nettle, lemon peel, mugwort and astragalus.
Weighs approx 120 grams
Made by Herbs & Steam, a Sunshine Coast business. Laura compiles her blends with all certified organic herbs.
How to steam
The herbs (2Tbs) are placed into a pot with boiling water and steeped for a 5 minutes. You can either squat or kneel over the bowl, or sit on a seat above the steaming water (e.g. place the bowl into the bowl of your toilet, use a chair with a hole cut out in the middle or a commode chair – whatever you have access to). The steam should feel 100% comfortable and relaxing.
Steaming is very powerful and some women only need to steam for a short amount of time in order for it to be effective. As a general rule of thumb, allow 10 to 15 minutes for the steam as well as time to rest afterwards. The best time to steam is at night right before bedtime because is can induce relaxation and deep sleep.
What happens when you steam
The warmth of the herbal steam softly penetrates the exterior of the pelvis. During the process, which should last for about 10 to 30 minutes, the steam dilates the blood vessels, increasing blood circulation, providing oxygen, and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles.
Steaming brings heat to the womb. The combination of herbs works to nourish, tone, heal, bring in fresh oxygenated blood, and promote cleansing. The moist heat opens the pores of the tissues it comes into contact with. The water vapour carries the medicinal benefits of the plants, which is absorbed into the tissues, enters the bloodstream, and has a direct healing effect on the reproductive system.
Vaginal tissue is one of the most absorbent of the entire female body.
When to steam
It is ideal to steam for 6 days, 3 days prior to your period and then 3 days after your period has finished. Steaming before helps prepare the uterus for the period and by steaming after it makes sure all the old residue is cleared out.
Who should steam?
Vaginal Steaming is used by women in all the various stages of development. Signifying self-love and care to their bodies. Used in such situations as pre-menarche preparation for girls, so that their first period is not a painful or discomforting experience.
Steaming is used by adult women who have had specific gynecological concerns, for women who have just given birth and are in recovery, women who have miscarried and are also in recovery, women who have difficulty conceiving, and women experiencing menopause can use it to alleviate menopausal symptoms.
Steaming can also remedy the following: cramps and pain, clots, fibroids, cysts,
endometriosis, infections, dryness, absent cycles, adhesions, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, postpartum, and preparation for birth.
According to various case studies, vaginal steaming appears to improve symptoms in over 90% of all gynecological problems and shows tremendous potential as an alternative to invasive medical procedures.