This tincture can be used to initiate labor, re-start a stalled labor, soften the cervix, and to expel the placenta. It contains Blue Cohosh, Black Cohosh, Lobelia and Ginger Root. The Blue Cohosh encourages the uterus to begin contracting, and increases the force of the contractions. The Black Cohosh helps the uterus to contract in a coordinated and effective way. Black Cohosh also will help soften and ripen the cervix. The Ginger Root focuses energy in the pelvic area, and increases the energy available to the uterus. Lobelia will help relax and soften the cervix and is a favorite of midwives for eliminating cervical lip or rim. (For women who are already in active labor and who have a cervical lip or rim, it is advised to use plain Lobelia rather than Labor Tincture, as Labor Tincture has herbs that may intensify or increase the contractions. Please see Lobelia at this link for further info and instructions on its use.
FURTHER NOTE: Black and Blue Cohosh are most effective when used together, such as in this combination.