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Medicinal Herbs for Women: A to C

You will find here a valuable collection of information on herbs of particular importance to women (from A to C). An attempt has been made to make it as complete as possible.
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You will find here a valuable collection of information on herbs of particular importance to women. An attempt has been made to make it as complete as possible.

ashwagandha medicine

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Ashwagandha (Winter Chery; Withania omnifera)

Part Used: Root

In India, it is valued as a rejuvenative herb as highly as ginseng is in Chinese medicine. Among other properties, it helps weak, pregnant women and is said to stabilize the embryo. It acts as a tonic to the hormonal system and is recommended for sexual debility, infertility (in men and women), and promotes conception.

bayberry medicine

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Bayberry (Myrica cerifera)

Part Used: Root

Douche made with tea. It is used for prolapse of the uterus, excessive menstrual bleeding, vaginal infections, and leucorrhea.

beth root medicine

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Beth Root (Trillium pendulum)

Part Used: Root

It is used as tincture (1-2 teaspoons 3 times daily) or fluid extract (1/2 teaspoon 3 times daily). It is used for excessive uterine bleeding (menorrhagia and metrorrhagia); controls excessive menstruation and vaginal discharges.

black cohosh medicine

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Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)

Part Used: Rhizome

It is used as tincture (1/2-1 teaspoon 3 times daily) or fluid extracts (5-30 drops 3 times daily). American Indian women used it for all female complaints, pelvic conditions, uterine problems, cramps, and to relieve pain in childbirth and menstrual cycles. It helps induce menstrual flow that has been retarded by exposure to cold.

Warning: An overdose will produce nausea and vomiting.

black haw medicine

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Black Haw (Viburnum prunifolium)

Part Used: Bark of the root

It is used as tincture (1/2-1 teaspoon 3 times daily) or fluid extract (1/2-2 teaspoons 3 times daily) It is used for afterbirth pains, cramps, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstrual flow, leucorrhea, uterine inflammation, congestion, scanty menstrual flow, and the threatening of miscarriage. It is a tonic and sedative to the female reproductive organs. It gives a good tonic effect during pregnancy.

blue cohosh medicine

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Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Part Used: Rhizome

It is used as tincture (1/2-1 teaspoon 3 times daily) or fluid extracts (10-30 drops 3-4 times daily). American Indians used to ease childbirth and relieve associated pains. It regulates menstrual flow, useful for suppressed menstruation.

Warning: Pregnant women should not use except during last month of pregnancy.

chamomile medicine

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Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)

Part Used: Flowers

It is used as tincture (30-60 drops or 1/2-1 teaspoon 3 times daily) or fluid extract (1/2-1 teaspoon 3 times daily). It is used for menstrual cramps (6 oz. infusion or 1-2 teaspoons infusion at a time).

chaste tree medicine

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Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus)

Part Used: Seeds

This Mediterranean shrub stimulates and balances the pituitary in relation to female hormones, by its effect on the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), produced by the anterior pituitary gland. It helps the work of producing hormones in the second half of the menstrual cycle. It appears to have a more progesteronic than estrogenic action, and makes a fine remedy for PMS and a range of menstrual and gynecologic problems that are related to hormone imbalance. It can be used effectively for irregular and painful periods, heavy bleeding, fibroids, and to reestablish hormone balance after stopping use of the contraceptive pill. It is a good remedy for menopausal problems and stimulates milk production in nursing mothers. Because it has a calming and relaxing effect, it can be used for any emotional distress associated with the reproductive system, such as PMS and menopausal depression.

cramp bark medicine

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Cramp bark (Viburnum opulus)

Part Used: Bark

It is used as tincture (1/2-1 teaspoon 3-4 times daily) or fluid extracts (1/2-2 teaspoons 3-4 times daily). It is used for menstrual cramps, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia nervous conditions during pregnancy, and prevents miscarriage.

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Medicinal Herbs for Women: D to P

Medicinal Herbs for Women: S to W

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Thank you for the information on the different plants and their advantages.

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