|Motherwort – Leonurus cardiaca L.: The herb is valuable for stimulating delayed or suppressed menstruation, especially when anxiety or tension is involved, and may be used to ease false labor pains. It is a useful relaxing tonic for menopausal changes. It is an excellent heart tonic, specific for tachycardia, especially when brought on by anxiety, and heart conditions associated with anxiety and tension. It is useful in anemic nervousness and insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, congestive amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea.|
Safety Considerations: Excessive use of Motherwort may interfere with cardiovascular treatments.
BLACK COHOSH – Cimicifuga racemosa L. D: Black cohosh is a valuable relaxant and normalizer of the female reproductive system. It may be used to good effect to treat painful; or delayed menstruation, and relieves cramping pain in the womb and cramping associated with ovulation. Black cohosh helps to ease the physical and mental changes associated with perimenopause and menopause, as well as hormonal deficits resulting from ovariectomy or hysterectomy in younger women. Clinical studies support the primary application of black Cohosh for the treatment of menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, headaches, vertigo, heart palpitations, ringing in the ears, and a range of associated psychological symptoms, including irritability, sleep disturbances, and depressive moods. At least 8 weeks of treatment are required to alleviate symptoms
Squaw Vine – Mitchella repens L.: It is among the best remedies for preparing the uterus and whole body for childbirth. It helps relieve the pain of dysmenorrhea. It has a special affinity for the uterus, exerting a powerful tonic and alterative influence upon this organ. It is highly beneficial in many uterine derangements, as in amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, chronic congestion of the uterus, and enfeebled uterine nervous system.
BLUE COHOSH – Caulophyllus thalictroides: It is called the ‘woman’s best friend’. Female complaints (Leucorrhea, amenorrhea, spasmodic dysmenorrhea, cramps, vaginitis or vaginal inflammation, uterine subinvolvement, deficient labor-pains, spasmodic after-pains, spasmodic pains in the uterus, colds, nervous exhaustion, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
BLESSED THISTLE – Carbenia benedicta:: It is very useful in purifying the blood, aiding in circulation, and for all liver problems. As a tonic it strengthens the brain, heart, and stomach. It strengthens the spleen and the liver. Used with chronic headaches, heart problems, menstrual disorders, and painful menstruation.
GOLDENSEAL – Hydrastis retenses L.: Goldenseal is one of our most useful remedies, and owes much of its value to its tonic effects on the mucous membranes. This probably accounts for its effectiveness in digestive problems from peptic ulcers to colitis. Useful for menorrhagia or metrorrhagia due to uterine subinvolution, postpartum hemorrhage, and non-malignant mammary tumors.
Safety Considerations: Traditionally, Hydrastis Canadensis was used during labor to help contractions, but for this very reason, it should not be taken during pregnancy. Goldenseal is contraindicated for individuals with elevated blood pressure. Prolonged use of goldenseal may decrease vitamin B absorption. Should not be taken during lactation.
MEXICAN SARSAPARILLA – Smilax aristolochiaefolia: Sarsaparilla is a widely applicable alterative. It may be used to support proper functioning of the whole body as well as to correct diffuse systemic problems. It is recommended for secondary syphilis, rheumatic and gouty conditions.
Safety Considerations: Sarsaparilla may increase absorption of digitalis glycosides.
RED CLOVER – Trifolium pratense:: Has antibiotic properties and is used as a blood purifier and appetite suppressant. It has an excellent effect on bacterial conditions such as bowel disorders, liver disease, skin disorders and weakened immune system.
Safety Considerations: Red Clover may potentiate the effects of anticoagulant drugs.
WORMWOOD – Artemisia absinthium L.: Used in a wide range of conditions, from indigestion to depression. It is a powerful remedy against worm infestations, especially roundworm and pinworm. It has a long history of use as an antidepressant.
Safety Considerations: Wormwood is contraindicated for patients with stomach hyperacidity and intestinal ulcers. Avoid during pregnancy.
RED RASPBERRY – Rubus indaeus L. D: It is used for decreasing menstrual bleeding and relaxes uterine and intestinal spasms. It is good for hair, teeth, nails and skin. It has a long tradition of use in pregnancy to strengthen and tone the tissue of the uterus.