Frequently Asked Questions
CAN I USE THE HERBS WITHOUT A VAGINAL STEAM CHAIR?
Yes. Once you have prepared your pot with boiling water and herbs, Put the pot on the floor (on top of a towel, carpet, rug or blanket).
Place your feet on either side of the pot.
Caution: the pot is hot so please be careful.
Carefully lower your knees to either side of the pot.
Tip: you can put a towel around the pot for extra protection to make sure not to burn yourself. (I've used a neck pillow..shhh!)
You can steam in this position. If you like, you can rest your arms and head in a kneeling position on the floor.
Modify a chair by somehow creating a hole in it and using your own pot and burner.
Caution: I do not recommend using a sitz bath or plastic bowl because the boiling water can cause plastic toxins to release and tarnish the herbs.
CAN I USE THE HERBS MORE THAN ONCE?
Yes. You can use the herbs more than once. If you would like to get double use out of the herbs, store it in the fridge for next day use. Do not use more than twice.
HOW MANY HERBS DO I USE FOR EACH SESSION?
2-3 tablespoons per session .
I HAVE BAD MENSTRUAL CRAMPS. WHICH BLEND IS BEST FOR ME?
All of the blends will help to get rid of menstrual cramps. Choose the blend most suitable to you and steam preceding the period.
WHICH BLEND IS BEST FOR FERTILITY?
All of the blends help with fertility. To increase fertility choose the blend that best suits the users body signs. For example, if the user is experiencing long menstrual cycles, then the Clearing Herbs will be the best to boost the fertility. If the user is experiencing short cycles, then the Suave Herbs will be the best to boost fertility. If the user is experiencing infections, then the Antiviral Antibacterial herbs will be the best to boost fertility. If the user has night sweats, then the Refreshing Herbs would be best to boost fertility.
WHICH BLEND IS BEST FOR FIBROIDS?
All of the herbal blends have herbal properties that may help reduce fibroid size. Choose the blend that suits you best.
WHICH BLEND IS BEST FOR CYSTS OR PCOS?
All of the herbal blends have herbal properties that may help drain cysts. Choose the blend that suits you best.
WHICH HERBS ARE BEST FOR MENOPAUSE?
If you are experiencing interim or spontaneous bleeding, then the Suave Herbs. These herbs will be the most important until extra bleeding has stopped.
If you are experiencing hot flashes (and no extra bleeding) then the Refreshing Herbs.
If you are experiencing infections and/or inflammation (and no extra bleeding) then go with the Antiviral Antibacterial Herbs.
If you are experiencing large clots and heavy dark maroon periods (with no extra bleeding between periods) then go with the Clearing Herbs.
If your periods keep disappearing for months at a time and then coming back, use the Clearing Herbs if you want to encourage more period regularity. Use the Suave herbs if you want to encourage less periods.
I AM POST-MENOPAUSE AND NO LONGER HAVE PERIODS. WHAT HERBS ARE BEST FOR ME?
If you have vaginal dryness, use the Refreshing Herbs.
If you have infections, use the Antiviral Antibacterial Herbs.
If you have prolapse or hemorrhoids or abdominal bloating or occasional spotting, use the Suave Herbs.
If you have phantom cramping, swollen breasts or PMS signs, use the Clearing Herbs.
WHICH HERBS ARE MOST SUITABLE FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS?
In general, the Clearing Herbs are best.
If you also have infections, the Antiviral Antibacterial Herbs might be a good choice.
If you have short cycles, the Suave Herbs are best.
The Refreshing Herbs could also be used if also experiencing hot flashes and night sweats.
WHICH BLEND IS BEST FOR PMS?
All blends have herbal properties that may assist with regulating PMS. Choose the blend that is most suitable for you.
I'VE HAD A FULL OR PARTIAL HYSTERECTOMY OR HAVE HAD FALLOPIAN TUBES OR OVARIES REMOVED. WHICH BLEND IS BEST?
If you still have a period then use the blend that best suits you.
If you do not have periods, then use the Clearing Herbs for general use.
If you have pain or scar tissue, use the Clearing Herbs.
If you have infections, the Antiviral Antibacterial Herbs would be best.
If you have night sweats, hot flashes, etc. then the Refreshing Herbs would be best.
If you are having trouble with prolapse, then you would use the Suave Herbs.
WHICH HERBS ARE BEST FOR MENARCHE (ADOLESCENCE) OR BEFORE MY DAUGHTERS PERIOD STARTS?
Before the period starts (up until the age of 12 and a half), use the Suave Herbs.
After the period starts the Clearing Herbs would be best unless one of the other blends suits her more (i.e. if she has infections she should have the Antiviral Antibacterial Herbs, etc.)
If a girl starts her period before the age of 12, the Suave Herbs would be best for her. She should steam after each period and the week before her period is due. This *might* help her period go away. If it does, she should continue to steam once a month with the Suave Herbs to keep it from coming on again.
If a young lady is 14 or older and her period has not started yet, use the Clearing Herbs.
ARE THE HERBS SAFE WHILE BREASTFEEDING?
The Clearing,Suave and Refreshing herbs are all entirely safe for breastfeeding.
The Antiviral Antibacterial Herbs are full of drying herbs. Though there have not been any cases of a decrease in supply, it might be best to avoid them.
If anything, some of the mothers have reported that vaginal steaming has increased their milk supply.