Abortion is part of the fertility spectrum, just like birth. People deserve to have options in how they want to take care of themselves through the process.
Herbal After Abortion Gear (HAAG) is part of a vision -- where we can talk freely about our abortions and have tools to help us through the process. HAAG was made by a trained herbalist who is also an abortion doula. Through her work she found herself formulating tinctures for symptoms like nausea, anxiety, cramps, and working on nourishment after blood loss.
HAAG was made as part of the resistance against restricted access to abortion and reproductive health care. The reason for the name HAAG is to reclaim the word that was once used to describe a powerful old wise woman.
1 in 4 people experience an abortion in their lifetime, yet we don't allow room to discuss abortions. Instead, society makes people feel guilty for their reproductive decisions. This can make people feel scared and alone as they go through the abortion process. The stigma against abortion can also make people feel like they don't deserve care during this time. This kit wants to change that.
- Made in small batches with organically grown plants from Black Locust Gardens in Dexter, MI
- Purchasing this kit supports organic agriculture & their free herbal clinic that provides herbal care to the homeless and other underserved populations
- Made with no fillers, and uses the purest, most potent plant ingredients
HAAG SWAG Kit Contains:
- Three herbalist formulated tinctures, herbal broth base and a cotton muslin bag to steep herbs in.
- One small tote bag that fits all three of your herbal tinctures
- One large tote bag to fit your tinctures, a book, or blanket to take with you to your appointment. Art and silk screened by Detroit artist Margot Reynolds.
- One organic muslin drawstring bag to use with your herbal broth base
Sweet Treat -- Nausea Relief
Sweet treat is a little spicy and a little sweet that makes for the perfect herbal treat. Formulated with ginger, orange peel, and chamomile -- you will want to drink the whole bottle! These herbs are traditionally used to ease symptoms of indigestion and nausea. Excellent for people who get upset stomachs. The best way to drink this tasty concoction is to add a couple squirts to your favorite sparkling water. Can also be taken alone or in still water.
Womb Warrior -- Cramp Relief
This tincture is formulated with herbs traditionally used to stop painful uterine cramping by anti-spasmodic actions to the smooth muscles. Made with wildcrafted black haw, silk tassel, Jamaican dogwood, and black birch bark, this will have you winning the battle before it even begins. Take 2-3 squirts as needed. Can be taken alone or in water.
Unwind Mind -- Anxiety Relief
Unwind mind does exactly that. Made with passionflower, skullcap, roses, and lavender with a few drops of anemone flower (a potent plant that helps with panic attacks). The herbs chosen for this blend have been traditionally used to ease anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, circular thinking, and muscle tension. Take 2-3 squirts in water, or alone 2-3x a day or as needed.
Replenishing Herbal Broth Base
This is a nutrient dense herbal broth that contains nettles -- one of the few bioavailable forms of iron found in plants. Nettles, oat straw, and alfalfa are added to this blend because they are high in magnesium, calcium, b-vitamins, vitamin c, and zinc. These trace minerals can become depleted in times of stress. This broth can help nourish your nervous system and restore lost minerals and iron from heavy bleeding. In times of stress our immune systems can become suppressed making us more susceptible to getting sick. In this herbal broth herbs like astragalus and shiitake mushrooms are added to help stimulant our immune systems to safeguard us. This is a 2 oz bag of herbs and can make multiple small portions of broth or one large one.