Herbs have been used for their healing properties for thousands of years. In the case of women’s health, many experts believe that certain herbs can assist with common health issues women face throughout their lifetimes. Women’s bodies undergo many changes, from hormone imbalances and mood swings to the natural shifts from child-bearing years to menopause.
Here are a few of the best herbs to help women on their health and wellness journey.
Red clover is a perennial herb that commonly grows wild in meadows throughout Europe and Asia and has been naturalized to grow in North America. It encourages detoxification and promotes healthy skin. Since it is a highly nutritive plant, it can support the body during menopause. Red clover has also decreased abnormal cervical cell growth, and its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce PMS-related symptoms.
Ashwagandha root offers a wide range of health benefits and can be used to treat many different conditions. It helps to reduce stress levels, which is a leading cause of age-related health conditions. Ashwagandha helps to increase blood flow and reduce tension, increasing libido in many women.
Vitex, also known as chaste tree or chasteberry, is often used to remedy women’s health issues. It enhances the function of the pituitary gland, which regulates hormone secretion. Vitex stimulates milk production in new moms and can help to bring back menstruation for women suffering from amenorrhea. It also has been known to reduce ovarian cysts.
Red Raspberry Leaf
Red raspberry leaf helps to support and tone the uterus pre-menstruation, helping to relieve menstrual cramping and pain and reducing heavy period flows. It is safe to use in the last stage of pregnancy to prepare the uterus and pelvic muscles for labor and birth.
As with any herb, it is important to speak with your doctor before taking any, especially if you are pregnant.
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