Many customers ask if they need to avoid alcohol-based tinctures during pregnancy or while nursing. The answer is no; tinctures contain a very small amount of alcohol, similar to that found in a ripe banana, and are safe to consume while pregnant or nursing (if the herbs themselves are approved for that use). Some people choose alcohol-free alternatives for personal, dietary, or religious reasons. Always give babies and children the non-alcohol version if possible. See Herb Lore's website for more information.
Herb Lore's Labor Tincture contains herbs to help initiate labor, to re-start a stalled labor, to detach a retained placenta, to stop postpartum bleeding and to help with an incomplete miscarriage. There are now hospitals who are using this product to induce labor as a first course of action before resorting to Pitocin. They report that it works in about 70% of cases. Labor Tincture will not force labor, but gently encourage it. If the baby is not ready to come, it will not typically work.
Note: Do not use Labor Tincture until the due date to avoid causing premature labor. It is also not for use while nursing. In rare cases, the Blue Cohosh in the combination may either raise or lower blood pressure. If this uncommon effect is experienced, discontinue use. Please view our information sheet entitled Labor Tincture (in More Information) to get detailed information and usage guidelines. Labor Tincture is available only in an alcohol-based form.
Ingredients: Organic Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Lobelia, and Ginger Root extracted in organic grape alcohol. All Herb Lore tinctures are non-GMO and are gluten-free.