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Natural Hormone Balance Using Plant Estrogens For Women
These herbal remedies are formulated to nourish and support the female reproductive system in all of the cycles of life : Maiden, Mother, and Crone. Since the women of Athens who used the leaves of Chaste Tree in sacred rites, women have always reached instinctively for natural remedies to support their health sexual and reproductive health.
Herbs for hormone support: Alfalfa sprouts are a staple of salads and contain nutrients, but the leaves hold the best healing potential and contain phytoestrogens that could be beneficial in menopausal and breast feeding women. Known in India as Shatavari, Asparagus racemosus has been a treatment for infertility and lack of libido in women for thousands of years, and is regarded as one of the most important herbal tonics for women. Black cohosh contains numerous chemical constituents, among them isoflavones which mimic hormonal activity. This makes this herb useful for hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and even the depression sometimes associated with menopause. Dong quai and wild yam, along with other estrogenic herbs can be used in combination with blessed thistle to treat menstrual difficulties and other conditions where a woman's hormones need to be brought back into balance. One of the traditional uses for blessed thistle in herbal medicine is that of a galactagogue, an herb that stimulates a mothers milk.
Balancing Aromatherapy Blends: Clary sage oil has a special affinity with the female system in general and is recommended for women who are experiencing hot flashes, pain and tension associated with menopause, menstrual problems and PMS. A legendary aphrodisiac, jasmine's sweet scent has a profound effect on frigidity and impotence. It can relax the mother and help relieve the pain of childbirth and is thought to increase breast milk.