Fall is here, a time to reflect and go inward as we turn our thoughts towards home and hearth this fall season. As you take time to care for yourself and your family, also take some time to care for your womb this Fall season. The female womb is a powerhouse. Just think about it.
The womb changes with the cycles that are unique to you. The womb can also house and nurture life. The womb births. The womb self-cleans. There are many things that the womb does. Take some time to nurture your womb, nourish your womb and also heal your womb. Each woman has her own diversity in her womb. Here are some ways that you can protect and care for your womb as the weather grows colder and the days grow shorter. Happy holidays!
Nourish your womb. Eat healing and nourish foods such as cultured, fermented, pickled foods. Also, garlic and greens are nourishing to your body and womb. Try fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Add healthy fats such as those found in fatty fish. Enjoy a variety of green, healing foods.
2. Womb Herbs.
Healing herbs/ tonics such as red raspberry leaf, nettles, alfalfa, dandelion tea. Sage (Salvia Officinalis) such as the kind used for a seasoning is healing and cleansing to the womb. (Do not use if you are breastfeeding, as it dries up breastmilk.)
3. Womb Juices
Fresh vegetable juices can be rejuvenating and building for the womb. Add spirulina or wheatgrass your fresh veggie juices to curb appetite. Keep it to just one tbsp at first, until you are used to cleansing.
For womb afflictions: Drink 1 pint of green juice daily. You can also add in some form of chlorophyll in vegetable juice or water to help strengthen the womb.
To clear mucus: Juice two grapefruits or three oranges and juice them. This fresh juice will help cleanse the womb and flush out the womb. You can alternate this juice with freshly prepared apple and pear every other day if you have a lot of detoxing taking place through your skin. You can also drink unsweetened cranberry juice as an alternative to the citrus. This work has been adapted from Queen Afua’s womb work remedies.
4. Womb Movement
Exercise your womb. Try slow, full, hip circles, winding movements help to move energy through the womb. Sit with your womb and breathe deeply and slowly, bringing positive affirmations and healing thoughts to it. Try gentle stretching, yoga, belly dance, African dance, hula hooping. All of these gentle movements help to stimulate womb health and healing.
5. Womb Warmth
The warmth feels good to your womb. Try warm baths, warm packs, gentle abdominal massage. Wear a faja or rebozo for warmth and support while you are resting. Take care of your womb and take care of you. <3
I hope this was helpful! Let me know which you will try as we go through the remainder of Fall and head into Winter!
Note: The information on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. Please seek medical advice before using any herbs. Do not take herbs or supplements while pregnant, breastfeeding or on medications, without medical clearance from your physician.