| 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.