The following herbs are beneficial for women if they experience excessive & difficult menstruation (dysmenorrhoea), menopausal problems such as hot flushes, uterine fibroids and during pregnancy.
Lady’s mantle is excellent for all kinds of menstrual difficulties and vaginal discharges. At menopause, it relieves hot flushes and menopausal nervous symptoms.
Lady’s mantle tea (Alchemilla vulgaris) helps stop bleeding and is effective on the endometrium, the uterine wall.
Take it for:
- excessive menstruation
- prolonged blood loss due to menopausal or uterine fibroids
- to reduce menstrual pain.
You can also drink the tea after giving birth as it helps strengthen the uterus for women who are likely to miscarry. Prepare Lady’s mantle tea as a hot infusion, drink 2-3 cups daily.
Yarrow tea (Achillea millefolium) contains agents which promote blood coagulation and regulates menstrual periods. Through its blood cleansing action it stimulates blood renewal with a beneficial effect on the bone marrow.
Douche applications with yarrow infusion will combat:
- uterine fibroids
- inflammation of the ovaries
- a vaginal itch.
Prepare Yarrow tea as a hot infusion, drink 2-3 cups daily.
Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) to most people is better known as a filling for pies or a summer dessert. It has excellent astringent properties and is rich in folic acid, iron and copper salts, plus vitamins A and C.
It has a long tradition of uses including:
- strengthening and toning the tissues of the uterus to make contractions easier
- checking any haemorrhaging during labour
- strengthening the pelvic muscles and ligaments
- facilitating an easy, normal birth
As an astringent it can be used in a wide range of disorders. If taken regularly, it may prevent and help overcome prolapse of the uterus in older women or in those who have a tired uterus as a result of childbearing.
Raspberry tea is particularly helpful towards the ligaments supporting the uterus as it tightens, tones and strengthens them. So, if you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant, toast your success with a cup of raspberry tea!
Prepare Raspberry tea as a hot infusion, drink 2-3 cups daily.
At ASOHM we ensure that our students understand the importance of the endocrine and reproductive systems, along with their functions, related disorders and treatment. Enrol in our Endocrine and Reproductive Systems Lesson 8 today!