Updated: Nov 1, 2020
When we experience trauma, our emotional state may be knocked out of balance.
Herbs- as well as having many physical benefits- can also help our body cope with stress. Herbal support can:
help improve our neurological function (e.g. dandelion flowers are a great source of lecithin- lecithin raises the brain's acetylcholine)
help move stuck emotions
help relieve anxiety, grief, panic attacks, and mild depression
help with disturbed sleep and insomnia
help calm our nerves and rage
I've created a list of more than 20 herbs that may help you heal [both physically and emotionally] from abortion.
(For product recommendations based on this list, please scroll to the bottom of this page*)
Herbs For Physical Healing / Restoration / Re-balancing After Abortion:
Alfalfa- helps your body rebuild after heavy bleeding & thus mineral loss. High in magnesium, calcium, b-vitamins, vitamin c, and zinc.
Black haw- helps ease uncomfortable cramping
Cinnamon Bark- a uterine stimulant. Eases cramps.
Crampbark- helps ease uncomfortable cramping.
Ginger- detoxifies the uterus.
Nettle- helps your body rebuild after heavy bleeding & thus mineral loss. High in magnesium, calcium, b-vitamins, vitamin c, and zinc.
Red Raspberry Leaf- tones & re-strengthens the uterus and pelvic muscles.
Herbs For Emotional Healing / Restoration / Re-balancing After Abortion:
Ashwagandha- an adaptogen and so regulates your mood and helps you cope with hormones that are fluctuating
Catnip- a relaxing nervine tonic and so calms & soothes your nerves if you're struggling with grief and/or finding it hard to sleep.
Chamomile- a relaxing nervine tonic and so calms & soothes your nerves & emotions if you're struggling with grief, finding it hard to relax and/or finding it hard to sleep. It also helps with panic attacks.
Holy Basil- calms and energises the heart, relieves grief and anxiety, balances stress hormones
Lavender- calms the mind and body. Can help ease anxiety and depression. Purifies the atmosphere (and your yoni) of negative energies while welcoming in newer, fresher, more positive energy.
Lemon balm- a relaxing nervine tonic and so calms & soothes your nerves if you're struggling with grief and/or finding it hard to sleep. Uplifts depression, helps with anxiety and calms anger and rage resulting from our trauma.
Linden- a relaxing nervine tonic and so calms & soothes your nerves if you're struggling with grief and/or finding it hard to sleep.
Marigold Flowers (Calendula)- herb used for womb blessing. Brings comfort to trauma sufferers and calls in joy. Cleanses a hardened uterus.
Motherwort- herb used for womb blessing. Helps you cope. Relieves anxiety. Uplifts the heart of those feeling sad and angry. Calms heart palpitations and panic attacks. Motherwort also assists us with rebuilding safe, healthy boundaries during our recovery process.
Passion Flower- helps you sleep and helps with severe daytime anxiety.
Red Clover- helps us let go and helps with deep meditation.
Red Raspberry Leaf- Cleanses emotions. Promotes joy and innocence. Full of vitamins & minerals.
Rose Petals- a relaxing nervine tonic and so calms & soothes your nerves if you're struggling with grief and/or finding it hard to sleep. 'Gladdens' the heart, makes you feel safe, helps you to find self-love again. Roses vibrate higher than humans, so help to raise your own vibration/energy/mood. Also used for womb blessing. Rose is also fantastic for long term recovery, especially when it’s difficult to find emotional protection from recurrent thoughts and memories of the trauma.
Sage- promotes mindfulness. Sage is an ally for if you're feeling completely overwhelmed by what you've experienced and it also purifies the atmosphere (and your yoni) of negative energies while welcoming in newer, fresher, more positive energy.
Skullcap with Passion Flower- these two herbs when taken together help reduce unhelpful 'merry-go-round' / 'hamster wheel' thinking and rumination resulting from trauma.
St John's Wort- relaxes and so is used to lift depression.
Yarrow- helps your feel safe and emotionally stronger if you've experienced a traumatic event and so is called a 'warrior medicine' or herbal 'armour'.
For the botanical / latin names of these herbs, please click here.
If you've experienced abortion, check out our Journal Prompts For Healing From Abortion (PDF) here.
Post-abortion counselling / therapy (UK only)
*Post-Abortion Product Recommendation List
From Felicia Balanced Goddess Yoni Steaming Blend- contains red raspberry leaves, rose petals, lavender, calendula flowers & chamomile flowers- 64%.
From Felicia Ultimate Wombman Yoni Steaming Blend- contains lemon balm, sage, calendula & lavender- 56%.
From Felicia Sacred Moontime Yoni Steaming Blend- contains red raspberry leaves & chamomile flowers & motherwort- 36%.
From Felicia Happy Period Tea- contains lemon balm leaves and red raspberry leaves.
(From Felicia Founder)