Womb Medicine formulas and steam blends are inspired by Chinese Herbal Medicine and crafted with utmost care, intention and reverence. Herbs used are organic or wild-harvested when possible and otherwise tested for pesticide residues to ensure our formulas are potent and in alignment with traditional use.
Yoni Steam Blends
Yoni or Vaginal Steaming is a practice that has been used traditionally in womb care around the world. Womb Medicine uses the principles of Chinese Herbal Medicine to create custom herbal blends for your womb cycle vitality and hormonal resilience, fertility through postpartum. Blends are handcrafted with utmost care, intention and reverence and packaged in compostable bags. Herbs are organic or wild-harvested when possible and are otherwise tested for pesticide residue to ensure toxin free steaming for you! If you’re new to the practice of vaginal steaming, you can read more about it here.
V Microbiome Reset
This formula strongly drains dampness and clears heat. It is for short term use for infections with signs of heat like itching, irritation, redness or pain. This can be used to assist the body in clearing HPV, cervical dysplasia, yeast or bacterial vaginosis.
Cramps be gone!
This formula moves Qi and Blood, removes stagnation or old blood to renew your womb lining. It can be used consistently for many different constitution types to minimize menstrual pain, regulate the cycle and ease premenstrual tension.
Postpartum Seal and Heal
This formula is designed for immediate use in the postpartum time. It can be used for steaming or for a sitz bath. It soothes and lubricates irritated tissues in a gentle, revitalizing way. Mugwort is warming to relieve pain and also deeply nourish the Kidneys.
Dual Extract Formulas
These formulas are made using traditional decoction methods plus alcohol extraction for the benefit of shelf life stability, ease of daily use and maintaining the benefits of Chinese herbal medicine, which can include polysaccharides (not extracted with alcohol alone) and minerals.
PMS Relief goes beyond mitigating symptoms and addresses the root level pattern underneath it all, which is often Liver Qi Stagnation according to Chinese Medicine. This formula provides quick and sustainable relief from premenstrual symptoms that disrupt your life.
Rise and Shine
Rise and Shine is specifically for the first trimester of pregnancy when you feel tired and nauseous. This formula tastes like sunshine in a bottle and descends rebellious Qi, like hiccups, dry heaving and nausea or vomiting.
Support Your Spleen
Belly in Bloom
Tinctures and Elixirs
Alcohol based tinctures are a tried and true method of herbal preparation. Here we include some of Kristin’s favorites for womb and hormone healing. Alcohol used is always gluten free and herbs are organic or wildcrafted.
Vitex is a powerful female hormonal tonic that supports the Womb Heart or HPO axis. It has an affinity for the head, as well as the Liver and Stomach.
Vitex can support clearing the head when the Liver becomes overactive and Yang rises up creating headaches or redness and pain in the eyes.
Mimosa is known as the “tree of happiness.” Mimosa flowers are a supportive ally for healing emotional imbalances. It can support a healthy response to stress, alleviate pain and calm the spirit. Mimosa flowers also contain powerful antioxidants that have neuroprotective properties.
Milk thistle is a powerful liver and gall bladder tonic. It supports phase 2 of estrogen elimination by moving bile and supporting the flow of Qi. This can be a great ally for common symptoms of estrogen dominance like: heavy or painful periods, PMS, clotted menstrual flow, bloating or digestive issues related to the menstrual cycle.
Poke, or phytolacca americana, is a commonly used herbal ally for its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Due to the toxic nature of this plant, it’s used in very small dosages as a medicinal for breast inflammation like mastitis, rheumatoid arthritis and other immune related conditions.
The most common way to take Chinese herbal medicine is in the form of decoctions, which consists of raw herb material cooked for 30 minutes or longer to make a concentrated, warm medicinal drink. Most dried Chinese Herbs have a long shelf life if they are stored in a cool, dark environment. Water extraction ensures you receive vitamins, minerals and polysaccharides as well as other medicinal constituents.
The Menstrual Vitality formula is an easy way for you to incorporate a nourishing ritual into your monthly bleeding time. The ritual of making and sipping this warm, herbal decoction during bleeding supports the full release of the endometrial lining and restores your Qi and Blood for the new cycle. Prepared rehmannia is sweet and slightly warm, making it a perfect menstrual ally.