Medicinal Plants: 40 years is the period during which the woman’s body will be subjected to the cycle “estrogen-progesterone”. More or less set by the master, this cycle will pass without making waves in some women, while in other women, pain, physical discomfort and psychological problems resurface at monthly rhythm.
During these 40 years, the hormonal cycle will be modulated and influenced by one or more pregnancies, breastfeeding, presence of cysts, fibroids, endometriosis or infections and use of oral contraceptives.
To accompany the female cycle and assist in every stage of life, nature has it covered. Long before the manufacture of chemical molecules in the laboratory, herbal relief was the solution of many feminine ills. Here are a few of them.
Yarrow: It facilitates difficult menstruation, helps regulate menstruation, relieve menstrual pain and digestive disorders.
Black Cohosh: It is used effectively to reduce the premenopausal and menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, mood disorders and anxiety.
In addition, according to a trial in Germany in 2006 the combination of black cohosh with St. John’s wort is, as effective as hormone therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms without side effects.
Hawthorn: Known for its properties and circulatory cardio tonics, hawthorn is used to alleviate insomnia, anxiety, flushing and palpitations associated with menopause. For best results, add it with the passionflower and magnesium.
Shepherd’s purse: Astringent, this plant is used to reduce heavy menstrual flow and reduce postpartum bleeding.
Uva Ursi: Diuretic and a powerful bactericide, this plant is recommended to combat vaginal infections and recurrent cystitis.
Dong quai is used to relieve premenstrual and menstrual discomfort, intestinal spasms and uterine disorders of menopause, it is used, mostly in combination with other plants.
Raspberry: The “BEST” female plant. The Iroquois, used it in infusion to help tired pregnant women and young mothers. It is a plant nutrient, and is a remarkable help when used during pregnancy and it is also recommended to treat all female disorders.
Sage: It is particularly advantageous to alleviate hot flashes and night sweats.
Vitex (agnus-castus): Used for normalizing irregular menstrual periods, it helps reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, breast pain, acne caused by hormones, especially on the chin, disorders of perimenopause and menopause.
Look for formulas that include two, three or four of these plants: the synergy created will make them more effective.