Once they’ve successfully concluded their konkatsu(the hunt for Mr. Right), the new next step for many Japanese women is ninkatsu—preparation for pregnancy. With this in mind, Germany-based Marien Apotheke—or Marien Yakkyoku—offers a series of organic herbal tea blends that promise to improve hormone balance and blood flow to make getting pregnant that much easier. Other variants claim to ameliorate pregnancy problems and support milk production. Prices range from ¥3,980-4,480 for 45 bags, while uncrushed leaves are sold in quantities from 60-200g at a range of prices.
Available online at www.marienremedy.com (Japanese)