|BLACK COHOSH (Root): 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|
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irritability, sleep disturbances, and depressive moods. At least 8 weeks of treatment are required to alleviate symptoms.
DONG QUAI (Root): Widely used in the gynecological field. Used in regulating menstrual cycles, relieving the pain from cramps and PMS, and is rich in Vitamin A, E, B12 and is a good treatment for anemia.
BLESSED THISTLE (Herb): 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. For chronic headaches, heart problems, menstrual disorders, painful menstruation and purification of the blood.
GOLDENSEAL (Root): Goldenseal is one of our most useful remedies, and owes much of its value to its tonic effects on mucous membranes. This probably accounts for its effectiveness in digestive problems, from peptic ulcers to colitis. For menorrhagia or metorrhagia due to uterine subinvolution, postpartum hemorrhage, 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.
GRAVEL ROOT (Root): Diseases of the bladder due to an excess of uric acid, chronic endometriosis, leucorrhea, chronic uterine disease, threatened abortion, ovarian and uterine atony, dysmenorrhea, dysuria, constant desire to urinate, intermittent fever, and severe bone pain.
CAYENNE (Fruit): It stimulates blood flow, strengthening the heart, arteries, capillaries, and nerves. It may also be used in conditions marked by insufficient peripheral circulation leading to cold hands and feet, tired, painful muscles, and stiffened joints.
GINGER (Root): Ginger effectively stimulates peripheral circulation, making it effective for bad circulation and cramps. It is an antioxidant and antimicrobial.
Safety Considerations: According to Commission E, Ginger should not be used to alleviate the morning sickness.
SLIPPERY ELM (Bark): It lubricates and soothes alimentary mucosa, relieves intestinal irritation and quietens the nervous system. Acute gastritis and duodenal ulcers, enteritis, vaginitis, hemorrhoids and anal fissure.
Safety Considerations: Slippery Elm may slow the absorption of orally administered drugs.
WITCH HAZEL (Bark & Leaf): Sore throat, acute catarrh, hemorrhoids, leucorrhea, and sore breasts.