Friday, April 22, 2011

Top 5 Herbs for Women by Monterey Bay Spice Company

Have you noticed a difference in your energy levels, your patience and moods in general?  According to an article written by the Monterey Bay Spice Company there are 5 Herbs for Women that will help with these irritating affects of being a women and the awful hormonal imbalances that we go through every month.

Feverfew (Tancetum parthenium)  - Migraines
Feverfew helps with migraines, helps produce anti-inflammatory effects by blocking anti-IgE-induced histamine release from mast cells. They also inhibit prostaglandin synthesis, block platelet granule secretion and reduce spasm and constriction in vascular smooth muscle.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)- Nausea, Heartburn, Diarrhea
Ginger is used to counter nausea, vomiting and indigestion associated with motion sickness and morning sickness during pregnancy.

Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus castus) - PMS, Menstrual Pain
Chaste tree, also known as chaste berry, is traditionally used to treat unpleasant symptoms related to menstruation, such as cramps, irritability, mood swings and headache. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, several studies show that this herb enhances mood and deters headache and breast tenderness. 

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa, formerly Cimicifuga racemosa) - Adverse Menstrual and Menopause Symptoms
Black cohosh has been used for centuries to relieve menstrual cramps and symptoms related to menopause, including mood swings, hot flashes and insomnia. 

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) - Urinary Tract Infections
Not only does Cranberry help with UTI's but as an added bonus, cranberry contains a variety of proanthocyanidins, potent antioxidants that combat free radicals and may offer some protection against cancer and heart disease. Cranberry may also prevent surface binding of Helicobacter pylori in the stomach, the bacteria responsible for producing ulcers.

Be sure to read the WHOLE article and the dosage and cautions in the original article. It's very interesting.  Click HERE.

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  2. What about using Shatavari, I have used it for several months now and it seems to help. Shatavari has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for balancing woman's reproductive health such as dryness, PMS, libido. I use it and I buy it from at this place http://www.naturesformulary.com/Products/63-shatavari.aspx
    BTW the product is Organic and Made in USA, which I like

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