Lactation and High Blood Pressure
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: March 12, 1999

What herbs are safe for a lactating woman to take for high blood pressure?

Herbs that help to lower blood pressure and herbalists consider safe for use in lactation are:

Hawthorn berries (crataegus oxyacanthoides) - support the heart and improve circulation

Linden blossom (Tilia cordata or Tilia europa) - relaxing, digestive

Cramp bark (Viburnum opulus) - relaxing

Chamomile flower (Matricaria recutita) - calming, digestive

Valerian officinalis - relaxing, sedative

Oats - nourishes the nervous system

Note that relaxing the lactating mother will likely relax the baby as well.

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