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24 August 2015
By Doreen Nagle for BUY THE CHANGE
Herbs for medicinal purposes have been around for eons. In fact, we can find
mentions of herbs in the bible: Ezekiel said the “fruit of the tree was for man’s meat
and the leaves for medicine,” while Moses and Samuel taught followers the value of
Today, herbs are packaged and sold worldwide for a large variety of useful
purposes. Popular in many styles of medicine, here are some herbs touted as
particularly valuable for women and the varying stages of our lives.
While other herbs are also often cited for the following conditions, the herbs
mentioned here should all be easy for you to find locally or online:
(NOTE: as with
all health treatments, consult your healthcare provider before using. Do not use if
you are pregnant unless directed by your physician).
Menstruation: Chaste Berry (Vitex agnus castus) has been reported to be
extremely helpful for women with menstrual issues. It works on the
endocrine system and pituitary gland, aiding and regulating the menstrual
and estrogen cycles as well as mood swings and breast tenderness.
Hormone Imbalance: Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) does a good job of
mimicking estrogen. Since this is a common plant in many people’s yards, it
is easy to find (make sure there are no garden chemicals on yours). Try
steeping into a tea. Often used in conjunction with Black Cohosh (see
Fertility: There are many causes of infertility, and as such, many herbs that
are possibly useful in trying to get pregnant. Here are a few:
Red Clover has been used in the treatment of cervical mucous issues.
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) has been used with success to start
menstruation for women that have no period or stalled periods.
Endometriosis is a common cause of infertility and Yarrow (Achillea
millefolium) is a common herb for treatment.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) is mentioned frequently for use
with heavy periods.
Menopause: Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is an often-lauded herb
that is easy to find where vitamins and herbs are sold. Hot flashes, fatigue,
irritability are all symptoms of menopause that this herb is known for
Low sex drive: An herb well-known amongst East Indian women, Shatavari
(Asparagus racemosus) has been gaining recognition in the United States as
useful for a woman’s low sex drive and low energy.
Caring for your health is essential in all stages of life and taking care of yourself in the most
natural way possible is always the best place to start. We hope this has spurred your interest in
finding out more about natural health and healing. Most natural food stores have staff that are
knowledgeable on the use of herbs and other natural treatments for women's health and there are
numerous online sites that give free information and answers to questions.
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