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 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.
Lady’s mantle is excellent for all kinds of menstrual difficulties and vaginal discharges. At menopause it relieves hot flushes and menopausal nervous symptoms. 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 raspberry 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 use as it
- strengthens and tones the tissues of the uterus to make contractions easier
- checks any haemorrhaging during labour
- helps strengthen the pelvic muscles and ligaments
- facilitates 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.