Medicinal Herbs for Women: D to P
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Medicinal Herbs for Women: D to P

These herbs tone the reproductive system and maintain normal function of the sex organs. It is used for amenorrhea female hormone imbalances, infertility, irregular menstruation, leucorrhea, menorrhagia, miscarriage, prolapsed uterus, threatened abortion, uterine and ovarian problems, and uterine displacement. Pulsatilla is best used in small doses.

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. This is the continuation of Medicinal Herbs for Women: A to C.

dong quai Chinese herb  Angelica sinensis

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Dong quai (Dang quai; Angelica sinensis)

Part Used: Root

This is the best Chinese herb for women, and is the most highly valued blood tonic in the East. It tones the reproductive system and maintains normal function of the sex organs. It regulates hormones, menstruation, brings on delayed or suppressed periods, relieves menstrual cramps, and can be used during menopause. Eaten raw or taken as a tincture, it relaxes the uterus; used with water, it tones the uterus, stimulates uterine contractions, increases circulation, and relieves congestion in the pelvic area. As a tonic, it is used in convalescence and to speed recovery and increase energy after childbirth. When cooked, it improves the circulation and helps speed tissue repair.

Warning: Do not take during pregnancy.

            false unicorn chamaeilirum luteum medicine

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False Unicorn (Chamaeilirum luteum; Helonias)

Part Used: Root

It is used as tincture (15-30 drops 3 times daily) or fluid extracts (1/2-1 teaspoon 3 times daily). It is used for amenorrhea female hormone imbalances, infertility, irregular menstruation, leucorrhea, menorrhagia, miscarriage, prolapsed uterus, threatened abortion, uterine and ovarian problems, and uterine displacement. False unicorn is a common herb for female infertility, impotence, and other problems. It can be taken for several months. Generally combined with cramp bark or black haw, but can be taken alone. During especially difficult situations, 15 drops of tincture or 1/2 teaspoon of fluid extract can be taken each hour. Do not confuse with True Unicorn herb.

                motherworth leonurus cardiaca medicine

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Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

Part Used: Tops

It is used as tincture (30-60 drops or 1/2-1 teaspoon) 3 to 4 times daily. It is used for amenorrhea, suppressed menstruation, cramps, dysmenorrhea, and uterine pains. For female cramping and supressed menstrual flow, combine motherwort with cramp bark and squaw vine. To relive cramps and pain during menstruation, use a hot fomentation made from strong tea.

                  mugwort artemisia vulgaris medicine

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Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Part Used: Tops

It is used as tincture (30-60 drops or 1/2-1 teaspoon) as needed or fluid extracts (1 teaspoon) as needed. It is used for menstrual cramps, menstrual obstruction, suppressed menstruation. Mugwort is best combined with cramp bark, marigold, and black haw.

                  American pennyroyal mentha pulegium medicine

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Pennyroyal, American (Mentha pulegium)

Part Used: Tops

It is used as tincture (30-60 drops or 1/2-1 teaspoon) frequently or fluid extracts (1 teaspoon) frequently. It is used for delayed or scanty menstruation, cramps, and regulates menstrual flow. To induce menstrual flow, use hot footbaths of pennyroyal tea.

                  Anemone pulsatilla Pasque flower medicine

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Pulsatilla (Pasque flower; Anemone pulsatilla)

Part Used: Dried aerial parts (everything above ground)

Pulsatilla is best used in small doses: 1-2 ml of tincture or half a teaspoon of herb to a cup of boiling water as tea, 3 times daily when necessary.

It helps debilitated women and children who feel depressed, irritable, and weep easily. It promotes sleep and rest and thereby helps recuperation. It is particularly helpful for spasm, pain, and inflammation of the reproductive system. It relieves premenstrual tension, period pains, scanty or suppressed periods, uterine colic, and inflammation and pain in the ovaries. Its analgesic (pain-relieving) properties are useful during childbirth. Its properties promote and facilitate birth. It is good for sluggish, ineffectual and weak labor pains, and for peevishness and irritability in labor. After the birth, it is helpful for over-excitement, depression, and anxiety about the birth of the new baby.

Warning: Never use this plant fresh, for it will be poisonous. Do not store it for more than a year.

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