March, Mother's Day & Midwives.
Welcome to our March 2014 newsletter. This month we'll be celebrating Mums and we've got a really Mum themed newsletter to honoring the maternal line, a beautiful golden thread which runs through all of humanity.
Our mission is to empower optimum health and nutrition and we'll be looking at the range of natural health products and ingredients we make available to mums.
Also we'll be meeting Emily Hill and the fantastic Mother Health International who 'provide relief to pregnant women and children in areas of disaster, war and extreme economic poverty', which we have been able to support by providing herbal teas.
Great-grandmother and Grandmother and Mum and a lucky boy.
Image: Azoreg (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Here at Indigo Herbs, we stock a wide variety top quality herbal and nutritional ingredients as well as some fine blended natural health products, aimed at supporting and empowering women of all ages in taking control of their well-being.
If you are a mum, check out Claire Kelly's 'Superfoods for Super Mums' blog which explores some of the trickier aspects of finding a balance whilst navigating motherhood, and looks in depth at some natural products for nurturing yourself. Here is a quick summary of her recommendations...
For all 'round lifestyle support;
- Agnus Castus
- Black Cohosh
- Dong Quai
- Wild Yam
- Red Clover
- Monthly Moontime Tea
- Monthly Moontime Aromatherapy
- Evening Primrose
- Clary Sage
Mother Goddess Statuette from the Chalcolithic age
Image: Noumenon (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Meet Emily Hill an English midwife who is right now attending to mums and mums-to-be at the Ot Nywal Me Kuc solar powered birthing clinic in rural northern Uganda.
Emily has already been raising funds to buy bicycles for Ugandan midwives to reach their mums as well as two motorbike ambulances.
She contacted us earlier this year asking if we would donate Raspberry leaf and Nettle tea for her to take on her mission volunteering for Mother Health International.
'At the birth centre in North Uganda where I will be volunteering, we will see women of every stage of pregnancy and postnatal too. At the centre, where the belief is to provide culturally sensitive sustainable care, using herbal medicine is promoted. Raspberry leaf tea has long been used as a medicinal herb. Raspberry leaf will be used for women visiting antenatal clinics and after having a baby. The Nettle tea is a great source of vitamins for mothers to be and new mothers' she told us.
Of course are were delighted to be able to support such a worthy cause and we are now looking at further ways we can help support this fantastic project. - Watch this space!
Just a quick reminder ...don't forget ...
If you are in Britain, Eire, Nigeria or Bangladesh, Mother's day is on the 30th March this year.
If you are in other countries here is a list you can check ...
21 Mar 2014 ... Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen - (This is also the Vernal or Spring Equinox)
25 Mar 2014 ... Slovenia
7 Apr 2014 ... Armenia
4 May 2014 ... Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Mozambique
8 May 2014 ... South Korea (Parent's Day)
10 May 2014 ... El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Belize
11 May 2014 ... Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaasao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
15 May 2014 ... Paraguay
26 May 2014 ... Poland
25 May 2014 ... Algeria, Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia
C Barilli - Young Girl With Bunch Of Flowers
30 May 2014 ... Nicaragua
1 Jun 2014 ... Mongolia (Mother's & Children's Day)
8 Jun 2014 ... Luxembourg
29 Jun 2014 ... Kenya
12 Aug 2014 ... Thailand
15 Aug 2014 ... Costa Rica, Antwerp (Belgium)
13 Oct 2014 ... Malawi
14 Oct 2014 ... Belarus
19 Oct 2014 ... Argentina
30 Nov 2014 ... Russia
8 Dec 2014 ... Panamá
22 Dec 2014 ... Indonesia
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