July 24, 2010

Herbal RemediesIn our times, herbal medicine distinguishes specific needs of modern women and offers them great solutions for their specific problems, including PMS and menopausal disorders, menstrual cramps and irregularities, hormonal imbalances, as well as depression,  mood swings and other related conditions.

For a good health and vitality, a woman should follow a healthy diet (in particular, provide her body with sufficient amounts of zinc and iron), support her liver and badder health, get sufficient amount of sleep, rest and relaxation, do anaerobic and yoga exercises, as well as use the benefits of medicinal herbs for women, which promote health and normal chemical processes in female body. Below, you can see some of the most effective herbs for women.

  • Herbs For WomenMotherwort (Leonurus cardiaca). It is one of the best known tonics for the urinary system and an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. Motherwort is a very valuable herbal remedy for those ladies who suffer from menstrual irregularities: it can assist in cramp relieving, regulating menstrual cycle and relieving stress.
  • Nettle (Urtica Diocia). One of the most important medicinal herbs for women, nettle can provide a female body wit great amounts of iron and natural vitamins. It can be used to increase blood quality, stimulate blood flow, as well as enrich mother’s milk.
  • Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium). It is another very effective herbal remedy to assist in avoiding menstrual delays and excessive bleeding, as well as for relieving spasms and cramps. For centuries yarrow has been used to support the function of urinary and digestive systems.
  • Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus). This herbal remedy can play a role of great natural support for pregnant women, and regular consumption of raspberry leaf tea is linked to boosted urinary health. This herbal remedy is rich in vitamins A, B group, C and E, therefore, it helps to support the immune system. Also, it has alcaloids and a variety of minerals which tone the uterus and help to minimize the effects of losing too much blood during delivery.
  • Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus). This herbal remedy is reported to have special relaxing and soothing effects linked specifically to reproductive systems and uterine. Cramp Bark tea should be used as an irreplaceable tonic and relaxant for those pregnant women who are under a risk of miscarriage.
  • Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). This medicinal herb is rich in flavonoids and is widely used in Ayrvedic medicine as a powerful natural heart and liver tonic. Mugwort is mostly recommended to young ladies who are looking for natural solutions to regulate their menstrual cycle.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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