For a friend who is dealing with deep heart break I created a tea blend made of a small handful from every jar of flowers I have. I started with a base of strong + gentle nervines-- skullcap and a little valerian-- and then kept adding the flowers. Some of the flowers are nervines, some I added to give nourishment, but some I added just for beauty and fragrance. Self care and ritual is medicine too.
Suddenly there are babies and pregnant ladies all around me all the time. Spring is fertile?
A friend of mine has wicked morning sickness that won't let up so I suggested a few gentle but potent herbs that could help. If the herbs are taken as a tea go for a tablespoon of herb for every cup of water.
Ginger. It could honestly be candied ginger or a ginger chew, but the best would be grated ginger boiled in water (maybe with some lemon and a little sweetener!). I also made ginger lozenges that worked AMAZINGLY when I got motion sickness on an airplane.
Peppermint. It could be a tincture or a tea with really fresh, green leaves. If it's a tea just buy the best organic brand you can-- I wouldn't want flavorless (and medicine-less) peppermint leaves that have been spruced up with peppermint flavor.
Hops and Chamomile. A tea could be made of just these or mixed with peppermint. This tea is particularly great for motion sickness that is made worse by stress (or stress that is made worse by motion sickness.)
Nutritive tea of Lemon Balm, Nettle, and Raspberry Leaf. Since it's hard to eat I suggested that my friend make a nutritious tea so she's getting plenty of the vitamins and minerals that she needs. If it's really tough to take the tea can be frozen into ice cubes and let to melt in her mouth.
While most vitamins and minerals are easy to get on a plant based diet, iron is one thing I feel like I sometimes don't get enough of. I tried a commercial plant-sourced iron drink I liked called Floradix but $30 for a bottle is ridiculous. Alternatively, both goldenseal and yellow dock are iron-rich and can be found somewhat easily growing wild in my state. Yellow dock is actually a "weed" I might be able to find in my building's yard in the spring! Decocting the roots makes for a beautiful yellow drink that can be sweetened by blackstrap molasses, another super iron source.