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The delivery of a baby is an exhausting experience for a woman, both mentally and physically. In the period
directly after giving birth, postpartum women may suffer from postpartum cold and blood stasis in the low
abdomen with an underlying condition of Qi and blood deficiency.
During the first week of the confinement period it is vital to:
1. Ensure that lochia is discharged smoothly
2. Revitalize blood circulation and movement of Qi within the body
3. Restoring the expanded uterus to its original state
4. Expel harmful toxins
Sheng Hua Soup （生化汤）
Sheng Hua Soup （生化汤）is a traditional Chinese herbal formula widely consumed by Asian women right after delivery. This traditional Chinese herbal formula; which is prepared in the form of soup, aids in the expulsion of toxins, the discharge of lochia and the revitalization of Qi and blood.
Due to the taxation of giving birth, the body will be deficient in both Qi and blood. And it is these deficiencies that allow wind to invade the body causing postpartum cold and blood stasis.
Sheng Hua Soup （生化汤）can be translated as “Generating and Transforming Decoction”, it can also be defined as “Transforming” the old and “Generating” the new. “Transforming” represents the purification process (whereby toxins are expelled) and the restoration of the uterus to its original state. “Generating” represents the nourishment of the body to replenish nutrients, blood and Qi.
Sheng Hua Soup （生化汤）is also able to treat conditions such as the retention of placental fragments within the uterus, lochioschesis, painful postpartum uterine contractions and chronic endometritis.
During the first week of the confinement period, it is vital the women who have just given birth pay close attention to the purification of the toxins and the replenishment of nutrients for the body.
Sheng Hua Soup （生化汤）plays a key part in helping postpartum women start their path to restoring their bodies to a healthy and sound state.
Sheng Hua Soup
Szehuan Lovage Root (Chuan Xiong) 川芎,
Semen Persicae (Tao Ren) 桃仁,
Sliced Chinese Angelica (Dang Gui) 当归片,
Roasted Licorice Root (Zhi Gan Cao) 炙甘草,
Chinese Motherwort (Yi Mu Cao) 益母草,
Blast-fried Ginger (Pao Jiang) 炮黑姜,
Carthamus Tinctorius (Hong Hua) 红花
*It helps to clear lochia after childbirth and prevents uterine tumors from developing.
*Szehuan Lovage Root (Chuan Xiong) improves the flow of Qi, blood flow and relieves pain.
*Semen Persicae (Tao Ren) is used as an anti-coagulation, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammation, detoxification, anti-allergenic agent and to relieve pain, constipation.
*Roasted Licorice Root (Zhi Gan Cao) invigorates Qi and nourishes Yin, promotes Yang and regulates pulse.
*Chinese Motherwort (Yi Mu Cao), if taken on a regular basis, improve abnormal menstrual cycles. Due to antispasmodic effects, Motherwort is helpful to restore uterine muscle tone after the childbirth. It may also have relaxing effects on the nervous system, it is very effective in physical as well as in emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and menopause. Motherwort is also used to improve circulation, lower blood lipids, and reduce platelet aggregation. (Not for pregnancy stage)
*Ginger reduces all symptoms that are associated with motion sickness including nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and cold sweating. Ginger has also been effective in treating the nausea and vomiting that is associated with pregnancy. It contains high levels of active substances, so even a small dosage provides beneficial effects.
*Sesame oil is pressed from the tiny sesame seed. It is cholesterol-free. There are numerous compounds and antioxidants within the sesame seed that are imparted into the oil. Sesame oil has a lowering effect on blood pressure and levels of sodium in the blood. Sesame oil also is good for blood sugar levels. The seeds are especially high in copper, manganese, calcium, and magnesium. Some good benefits of sesame oil are: promotes bone growth, fights anxiety and depression, helps circulation and metabolism