Throughout history, women have often sought help using natural methods or remedies to help them with the various circumstances that life throws at them.
Things such as pregnancy, post-natal difficulties, the change of life, menstruation, infertility and many other things are unique to women and can be difficult at times. Other health issues such as difficulties with the female reproductive organs have led women to seek answers and assistance.
One of the herbs that women historically used to help has been Black Cohosh.
Recent research has confirmed some of the possible benefits of black cohosh. Studies shown black cohosh root has estrogenic properties. The natural chemicals found in the herb include estrogenic sterols.
Similar natural chemicals such as these are found in steroid hormones like progesterone and estrogen.
The herb is now popular worldwide and it forms a great addition to well known female herbs.
Dong Quai, Chasteberry and Wild Yam Formula
Dong quai has been called the "female ginseng" and is excellent as an all purpose women's herb. It has been used for centuries in China for regulating the menstrual cycle and easing menstrual pain and cramping.
It can be used to help women regain normal menstrual cycles after taking "the Pill." It has proven helpful for relieving hot flashes during menopause.
Another common name for chasteberry is the latin name of "vitex agnus castus". This is often just shortened to agnus castus.
It's most natural habitat is the Mediterranean and it grows over a number of years (a perennial plant). Some plants grow throughout spring and summer and then cast their seeds and die. Chasteberry doesn't do this. It regrows each year from its roots.
Chasteberry has a very aromatic flower, which is usually a purple colour. The leaves are long and thin and palm shaped.
Chasteberry is another herb that has quite a famous reputation to help women with hormone fluctuations and imbalances.
Apparently it may help stimulate and so regulate the natural production of progesterone. It has also been used to help women create more regular menstrual cycles.
It also seems to work well in combination with the other herbs mentioned here.
Wild yam is a powerful estrogenic herb used by women around the world. It has a good anti-inflammatory action and can give relief from menopausal arthritis. It also has progestogenic properties, and may help to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding.
It has also been used throughout the ages to help with the pain of childbirth and many female problems. It is often used for hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, and vaginal dryness.
Female Herbal Tea
The Female Herbal Tea is a delicious combination of herbs designed to help with female hormonal fluctuations. The tea includes the following herbs and can be drunk between 1 and 3 times each day.
- Red Clover
- Red Raspberry
- Lemon Balm
- Dong Quai
- Damiana Leaf
- Rose Hips
- Fennel Seed
- Dandelion Root
The tub of tea is enough for approximately 40 cups. This tea should not be confused with the usual herbal tea bags you can buy. You can make it at the strength you prefer. This tea is completely organic and full of active herbs whilst at the same time having a delicious refreshing taste. If you drink it very regularly and run out you can order more tea separately from our main A to Z of products page.