From pregnancy to menopause, there are certain medical problems that only affect women. Even though there are numerous medical solutions for women’s health problems, some women have turned to natural herbal remedies to help treat their illnesses. Most of these herbs don’t have strong scientific studies supporting their usage, but the herbal remedies have been effectively and safely used by women over the centuries. Here are some common herbs used for women’s health:
Also known as tulsi, Holy Basil has great stress-managing qualities. It can help reduce the levels of the stress hormones such as cortisol in your body. The herb is very calming and can effectively help with mental clarity, particularly for the moms who multitask a lot, and are under so much stress. This herb can be used to make great tea and can as well be taken as a capsule or tincture.
It’s thought that Dong Quai remedy can help relieve the symptoms of premenopausal syndrome and its reputation as a woman’s tonic is mainly because of its ability to reduce the problems that are associated with PMS. It also helps control a woman menstrual cycle. Most women have been using this herbal remedy to help treat amenorrhea (irregular periods) and hemorrhagic (heavy or prolonged menstrual flow). It’s said that both the anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties of this remedy are responsible for its healing effects on women.
Chaste Tree Berry
This is one of the top herbs used to help support a woman’s menstrual cycle. Chaste tree berry works to balance the hormones in a woman’s body by supporting proper communication between the ovaries and the brain, so that your ovaries can produce healthy levels of hormones progesterone and estrogen. The herb is best taken in the form of tincture. Even though it has a very strong taste, the results produced by chaste tree berry is very powerful, particularly for women who have short menstrual cycles, have trouble getting pregnant, have painful cramps, or are suffering from premenstrual syndrome.
This widely prescribed herb for menopausal problems can help manage fatigue, irritability and hot flashes that sometimes come along with menopause. The herb also has a mild mood-boosting effect. The roots are the most effective part of this herb and can be taken as a tea, as a tincture or in the form of capsules.
This is the most concentrated phytoestrogens source, a substance found in the plant that functions the same way as the body’s own estrogen hormone. This could be very helpful when you have low estrogen levels, like during menopause, particularly when used together with black cohosh. Red clover can help with problems like night sweats, vaginal dryness, and hot flashes that happen when the levels of estrogen drop. The herb has a really good taste and you can simply steep it in your tea. The best part about this herb is that most people have it in their yards. So if you don’t always use herbicides or pesticides on your yard, you can pick this herb right out of your lawn and brew it.
One of the most important benefits of this remedy is that it helps relieve menstrual cramps, headaches and hot flushes, all of which are linked to menopause. The herb provides these benefits due to its progestin and estrogen like properties. Besides the herb also contain compounds called saponins, which are vital to the production of progesterone, estrogen and cortisone hormones in a woman’s body. It’s been found that wild yam is not only good for relieving menstrual cramps but also treats irritable bowel syndrome and digestive problems.