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Mastitis Blitz tea and compress herbs

The 'Mastitis Blitz' tea is a soothing, healing tea to boost the immune system, support internal cleansing and help the body recover from mastitis. It is wonderful to use simultaneously with the 'Mastitis Blitz' herbal compress. 

25g packet of Mastitis Blitz tea = $5.00
To get the full benefit, avoid using metal implements when you make your tea.

Use a glass or ceramic pot or jug, and use a wood or plastic spoon and strainer.
Add lemon and honey for taste if you wish – Active Manuka Honey is ideal, it's a natural anti-biotic. You can enjoy your tea hot, warm or cold. Drink 2-3 cups daily.

Your  'Mastitis Blitz' herbal tea contains the following herbs:
Calendula – supports drainage of lymph fluids

Echinacea – boosts the immune system to clear infection

Nettle – a richly nutritious herb to boost strength and healing
Rosemary – a natural antiseptic, wonderfully cleansing and invigorating
Thyme – another very effective natural antiseptic that stimulates the immune system.

Prices:
 25g = $5.00
50g = $8.50
60 g = $10.00
100g = $16.00
150g = $23.50
200g = $30.00

About your Mastitis Blitz compress herbs:

These soothing, healing herbs help to ease the pain associated with mastitis and may help clear blocked ducts.

Fill the muslin draw-string bag provided with about a handful of the loose herbs and place sachet in a non-metallic container.

Pour on hot water and steep for about 10 minutes.

Soak soft cloths in the liquid, ring out, and apply to the sore area. (Check temperature on your wrist to avoid burning.)

You can apply the actual herbal sachet itself to your breast too.

Apply the warm herbal compresses 4 times daily until there is improvement.




The Mastitis Blitz Compress herbs contain:

Calendula – an effective topical healer, one of nature’s best healing antiseptics. Helps draw out the infection and unblock the ducts.

Chamomile – an excellent antiseptic,  anti-inflammatory herb, also very soothing

Dandelion – improves circulation to the site of infection, reduces swelling and clears toxins
Echinacea - support the body to resist infection

Marshmallow – a very soothing and healing remedy for mastitis

Sage – a strong antiseptic
Yarrow – a natural anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-septic herb which hsupports the healing of internal and topical infections and helps to remove heat and toxins from the body

Prices:
25g herbs in muslin bag = $6.00
50g herbs in muslin bag = $10.00
60g loose herbs = $10.00
100g loose herbs = $16.00
150g loose herbs  = $23.00
200g loose herbs = $30.00
muslin drawstring bag = $1.50/small or $2.00/large


Mastitis Ointment

You may also like to try our Mastitis Ointment, with Pokeroot, Comfrey Root, Ginger Root and Lavender essential oil. It is excellent for gentle massage of the sore area, to relieve pain and inflammation and to promote lymph drainage. The 60 ml jar is $16.50 and the 30 ml jar is $9.50


Other tips for healing Mastitis & Blocked Ducts:

* Treat blocked ducts promptly

* Feed frequently and make sure breasts are well drained

* Try a Pokeroot tincture


* Try a poultice of grated potato cold from the fridge

* Call in reinforcements and get lots of rest. Mastitis is your body telling you need to rest-rest-rest! Take your baby into bed with you, with both of you topless

* Try different positions, such as on all fours, or the "dangle feed position"

* Lecithin can be helpful for chronic blocked ducts

* Homeopathic belladonna is helpful for some

* Try Colloidal Silver and Olive Leaf Extract for extra immune system support

Helpful links:

Mastitis - from the Australian Breastfeeding Association

Plugged Ducts & Mastitis - from Kellymom

Blocked Ducts and Mastitis - from BreastFeeding Inc

Mastitis - Plugged Ducts and Breast Infections - from La Leche League

Massage techniques that may help 

"Dangle-feeding" position from Kellymom


Mastitis Blitz Care Kit:

100g Mastitis tea + 100g Mastitis Compress herbs + muslin bag = $32.00 (You save $1.50)

Add strainer & spoon = $42.00 (You save $2.00)

Add 30 ml Mastitis Ointment = $41.00 (You save $2.00)

Add 60 ml Mastitis Ointment = $47.50 (You save $2.50)

Add 30 ml Mastitis Ointment AND strainer & spoon = $50.50 (You save $3.00)

Add 60 ml Mastitis Ointment AND strainer & spoon =  $56.50 (You save $3.00)

Bamboo long-handled spoon = $2.75

Bamboo tea-strainer with super-fine mesh = $8.50

To Order:

Email blissfulherbs@bigpond.com and include your postal address.

Disclaimer: This information is of a general informational nature and does not constitute medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Any health condition should be referred to your chosen health care practitioner. Check with your health care practitioner before commencing to use any herbal product, and be aware of any personal and family allergies.

5 comments:

Anna Blackbird said...

I honestly doubt that I would still be breastfeeding my 11mth old without this god send of a tea! I have had 8 bouts of nasty mastitis since she has been born (and innumerable blocked ducts) and I have avoided using antibiotics 6 of the times by using this tea at the first sign of blockage and first symptoms of masti. Both my daughter and I get nasty side effects from antis which take months to recover from and neither of us get any side effects from this tea and feel better for taking it!! It's so gentle and soothing to drink as well, my 4yr old keeps sneaking sips because he loves the taste :-) I am so grateful for blissful herbs masti tea xx

Anonymous said...

My sister sent me some Mastitis Ointment soothing salve and I'm almost out of it. Is it possible to get another jar? It's a beautiful product and has helped me a lot! Thank you! Amy.

Anonymous said...

This stuff is amazing!! Mastitis Ointment cleared up a blockage I had that nothing else would!! Kirsten.

Anonymous said...

The Mastitis ointment - a godsend!!! I use it at the first inkling of a blocked duct and it never gets any further than a little tender. Lacey.

Anonymous said...

BIG thank you for your gorgeous products. I am over my bouts of mastitis and feeling strong. I look at your teas like a supplement which is delicious and enjoyable at the same time. Hannah