Tones up blood, prevents anemia, promotes breast milk secretion, prevents postpartum constipation.
Due to blood loss and Qi being spent after delivery, the lack of blood could result in dizziness, blurred vision and heavy sweating. Codonopsis (Dangshen) with red dates will help to increase the manufacture of hemoglobin, thus helping to prevent anemia. With sufficient Qi and blood, secretion of breast milk would be easier. Red dates and black dates ease bowel movements and can prevent postpartum constipation problems.