This recipe is excellent for postpartum healing, perineal recovery, hemorrhoids, vaginal or anal tearing, or general discomfort in the genital/anal area. We have lots of soothing herbs that will promote healing as well as provide antimicrobial action.
The recipe is simple:
2 pts Calendula
2 pts Plantain
1 pt Uva Ursi
1 pt Yarrow
1 pt Comfrey
1 pt Lavender
Blend herbs together and steep strong in hot water, allow water to cool before using in a sitz bath or spray
Some people like to sit in the herbal water directly but I prefer straining and then sitting in the “tea” of it
Sitz baths are easy to find and are just a small bowl to dip your bits into – you can also do this in a shallow bath or just put into a spray bottle and spray frequently. Be sure to brew this fresh every time and use a well-cleaned bottle if you go the spray route, we don’t want to introduce any unfriendly microbes by using old spray.
The Calendula, Plantain, and Comfrey are all acting as vulnerary herbs to provide skin-healing action and the Uva Ursi provides astringency and a strong antimicrobial effect along with the astringency from the Lavender and Yarrow.