Best Gifts for Mother’s Day
Apr 13, 2023
By Casie Giroux
Every mom deserves praise every day of year but especially on Mother’s Day! From mothers-to-be, new moms, mothers-in-laws, or grandmothers, there's an herb for every mom on your list. Apothékary’s tasty herbal formulations make incredible gifts for moms because they are easy to use and can give hardworking moms an array of health benefits to meet their needs. Whether they are in need of a digestive aid, energy support, a nutrient boost, or some skin love–we have an herbal solution.
Herbs for the Mother-To-Be
For that special person in your life that is about to become a new mom. It can be a stressful and overwhelming time, both mentally and physically. Giving the gift of herbs that can nourish their incredible bodies and help to ease common signs of discomfort associated with pregnancy.
Moringa, fondly called the “Miracle Tree”, is one of those herbs that seems to do it all. It is one of our favorite medicinal plants to incorporate into our daily routines because of its rich levels of vitamins A, B, C, and folate which help nourish an expecting mother and support healthy pregnancy.
Moringa has been traditionally used to support a healthy diet during pregnancy as it is high in essential nutrients like iron and calcium. The iron content per milligram is up to 14 times higher than what’s found in one serving of beef. A great option for plant-based moms. It also has a long history of helping increase breast milk production–so it’s a great ally post-birth as well.
Follow Your Gut
During pregnancy, digestive issues and signs of more inflammation are all too common. Follow Your Gut was formulated with turmeric root, black pepper, cayenne pepper, astragalus, and ginger to support the body’s inflammatory response during this big transition. Turmeric’s mild bitter and antioxidant actions can help ease inflammation throughout the body and act as a digestive aid. The black pepper, ginger, and cayenne are all carminative herbs which work in concert to dispel excess gas and improve digestive movement. Lastly, astragalus root is packed with prebiotic fiber which supports the lower GI tract and feedsin good gut bacteria.
All of these functional herbs also support a healthy immune system–contributing to stronger immune health during this delicate time. Follow Your Gut is one of our most versatile formulas as it can be taken on its own in a golden milk-like latte or can be added to sweet or savory meals for inflammatory support.
**Disclaimer: Please consult with your primary care provider before taking any herbs during your first trimester.
Herbs for New Moms
New moms need all the support they can get. The gift of herbs can help a new mom replenish nutrient stores, balance hormones, decrease feelings of stress, and even support lactation–if they are breastfeeding.
Shatavari is an adaptogenic root known to bring balance to the entire reproductive system and increase vitality. During the postpartum phase, hormones are in a period of fluctuation. Shatavari can help bring new moms back into balance. This Ayurvedic root is also known to increase levels of prolactin, a key hormone for milk production. Like other adaptogens, shatavari helps the body better manage stress response overtime and we all know a new mom could use some stress relief. This nutty-flavored root is a great addition to a morning latte, protein shake, or to almost any baked good.
I Beg Your (Post)partum
I Beg Your (Post)partum is the perfect formula for new moms who need all the herbal support they can get. This formula was specifically crafted with herbs to nourish a postpartum body. Pregnancy and the birthing process can leave a new mom feeling exhausted, depleted and unbalanced. The herbs in this formula work in harmony to nourish and revitalize a taxed immune and nervous system. Jujube date and goji berry are a powerful combination in traditional Chinese medicine and have been used for blood building and total body nourishment. Studies have shown that jujube dates contain up to 17 essential minerals, 6 macro elements, and an array of vitamins–particularly vitamin C. Jujube dates have also been shown to improve sleep quality. Since sleep can be minimal for new moms, getting higher quality sleep when possible can be a gamechanger.
The formula also contains beetroot, cinnamon, and cardamom. Three herbs that contribute to the incredible flavor and have benefits for digestion, inflammation,, and blood sugar.. This tart and naturally sweet blend is the perfect addition to your favorite smoothie or yogurt bowl recipe.
Herbs for Mothers + Grandmothers
Herbs can be particularly beneficial as we age. As we get older, our bodies have naturally gone through additional stress and toxin exposure that can impact all of our body systems. Aging gracefully can be a challenge and herbs are here to help.
As we get older, collagen and hyaluronic acid production is naturally reduced, which can lead to loss of skin elasticity (your skin’s ability to bounce back into place). Firm Believer is formulated with herbs that are rich in vitamin C and silica to feed the skin from within, stimulate natural collagen and hyaluronic acid production, and support the body’s natural stress and inflammatory responses to ward off early signs of aging. While skincare products can be effective topically, external products often cannot penetrate the lower layers of the skin where collagen and hyaluronic acid are most often found. Firm Believer is a perfect gift for the mom on your list who is looking to add to their beauty routine in the most holistic way possible.
Mind Over Matter
Mind Over Matter is perfect for any mom looking to bring about mental clarity, boost immune health, and support higher energy levels. It contains the medicinal mushrooms lion’s mane, reishi, and chaga which each have their own special qualities for supporting a clearer mind, body, and spirit. Mushrooms have an array of compounds and metabolites present in their fruiting bodies and underground mycelium networks that work in synergy with the human body to benefit overall wellbeing. Their health benefits extend throughout the body and positively impact our nervous and immune systems, cognition, mood, and even our digestion. The power of mushrooms stems from their rich content of polysaccharides, beta glucans, and terpenes is worth sharing with a woman in your life. As we age, supporting cognition and immunity is particularly important. Giving your mom the gift of functional mushrooms is an easy way and safe way to keep them sharp and strong.
Whether it's a single herb or an herbal formula,–the gift of herbal medicine can be the perfect gift for any mom on your list. The gift of improved health and overall vitality is just not one that can be beat!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, and prevent any disease.