The Hawthorne Berry is a round, red, a bit sour and a little bit sweet. The fatty acids aid in fat digestion and because of its sour taste it increases the secretion of digestive enzymes in the stomach to promote digestion in general. It has an affinity for blood and the heart so it can effectively improve heart functions and promote circulation. According to Chinese Medicine, the heart sends blood to the uterus to begin the period stage, so proper heart functioning is imperative for a successful period phase. By drinking this tea, you are supporting your hearts functioning. Mugwort has been used in Korea for hundreds of years because it contains natural antibiotics and anti-fungal agents which in turn maintains internal health as well as keeping your skin looking young and healthy. Mugwort leaves and flowers are boiled and steamed and used for detoxification. It is mostly used by women, absorbed through the pores of the skin, but can also be used by both men and women who suffer from hemorrhoid discomfort.
For Fertility the combination is used to enhance the health of the reproductive system, warms the womb and invigorates the circulation of the chi and stimulates blood flow to the uterus.
The postpartum blend helps reduce postpartum depression, promotes the production of mother’s milk for the infants benefit. It increases circulation and can assist in healing vaginal atrophy and infections.
Originally the A- steam was a treatment for the Emperor of China, it aids in detoxification. It helps with muscle tension, inflammation and lactic acid for athletes. The A-steam improves cardiovascular performance and induces deeper sleep. It soothes hemorrhoids and assists in anal cleansing increasing energy and enhancing general health.
Most commonly, vaginal steaming is used by midwives for postpartum care right after a woman has a baby. It is also used as a hygienic post-period practice to get any left-over blood out of the vaginal tract once the period is over. Lastly, vaginal steaming is used to treat gynecological problems. Cramps, trouble conceiving, infections, fibroids, cysts, and dryness. Vaginal steaming helps to naturally get rid of female problems. From the first period to post-menopause, it is an important tool for self-care. It has been used for thousands of years and is a great alternative to invasive medical procedures and artificial hormones.
BENEFICIAL PROPERTIES OF THE V-STEAM: