Warming Herbal Paste



The bengkung can be worn with or without the warming herbal  paste. Here are some suggested spices and their healing properties that are often used to make the paste:

  • Cinnamon: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, lowers blood sugar levels, antibacterial, anti-fungal

  • Cardamom: Anti-depressant, treats urinary disorders, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anti-asthmatic, anti-inflammatory, detoxification, improves blood circulation, remedy for nausea/vomiting

  • Ginger: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, reduces muscle pain and soreness, lowers blood sugars, reduces menstrual pain, lowers cholesterol, anti-carcinogenic, improves brain function, fights infections

  • Nutmeg: Pain relief, helps indigestion, detox the body, improve blood circulation, improves skin health

  • Turmeric: A super spice, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, increases brain function, anti-carcinogenic, anti-depressant, anti-aging 


The paste is then applied to the abdomen prior to bengkung belly-binding, to help improve blood-circulation and promote postpartum healing. Information on making the herbal paste will be shared with clients upon engaging the bengkung belly-binding services!

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