First hand account by Shani Rafael (@moonisteam):
My grandmother is from Iran Tehran the capital, it’s my dad side, she learned this from her mother and grandmother, her ancestors maybe 5-7 generations came all the way from India ,she had 8 children, and another 2 that she miscarriage after the 8 she was happy lady and helped a lot of women to conceive for pregnancy,she was herbalist in kitchen making a healthy food with all kind, she was making remedy for all kinds of illness she was using a lot of herbs and greens,and she made special food to get strength to womb to get conceive and have child , it worked, she was one of a kind lady , women knew she’s was good healer for this kind of things , the kitchen always worked like her . They came to Israel in the 70s and she was continuing to this here , me as child always saw this chair with out the seat , I never knew what it was till last year that saw this in one of my research a bout vaginal steaming. So this is the practice. The beautiful and I got it from my grandma .