Breastfeeding Preparation During Pregnancy

In preparing for breastfeeding during olden days, pregnant women would toughen their nipples such as rubbing with rough towel. However, research has shown that it is not necessary as breastfeeding is natural to mothers. Women’s body will make its own...

Confinement Bathing Herbs – Lemongrass

Lemongrass (香茅) or cymbopogon, is commonly used as confinement bathing herbs or as ingredient for food. It helps to expel wind, remove dampness, disperse swelling and alleviate pain. As such, lemongrass is mainly used for treating diarrhea, rheumatism, swelling,...

Confinement Herbs Singapore

Confinement herbs list and ingredients for herbal soup, daily meals are some of the important items that families should research early before confinement. Commonly used herbs for confinement are astragalus, eucommia bark, dang shen, dried longan, red dates, black...

Confinement Herbal Bath Singapore

Confinement herbal bath (大风艾) is traditionally used by mums during postpartum period in Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong etc. The confinement herbal bath or Da Feng Ai, is essential for post natal women’s recovery if mums...

Confinement Herb – Chuan Xiong (Lovage Root)

Chuan Xiong (川芎) or Lovage Root is best known for its use in traditional Chinese medicine. Chuan Xiong tastes acrid, is warm in nature and commonly used by confinement nanny to make soup. The Chinese TCM herb has properties to promote Qi and blood circulation, expels...

Confinement Herbs – Chinese Angelica Root (Dang Gui)

Chinese Angelica Root (当归) or Dang Gui, is an important TCM herb for women as it helps to regulate menstruation and ease pains. The Chinese Angelica Root soothes intestines, nourish and tonify blood. Commonly used for confinement after childbirth as ingredient for...
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