The Family of the Rose
Medicinal plants in the rose family
are some the best woman's botanicals used to slow heavy menstrual bleeding. Agrimony is
one of the ancient medieval wound herbs,(yarrow is
another) that help to stop bleeding both internal and externally. Like all
it's more glamorous relatives agrimony is highly astringent. The tea has a
lemon taste that makes it easy to take. Lady's
Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris)
is found both in the wild and in the cultivated gardens of wise women. It contains
salicylic acid, tannins and has sedative properties that help to alleviate
cramps and painful menstruation. Raspberry
leaf tea has a time honored country traditional of use to still bleeding
and cramps and discomfort and in the last stages of pregnancy to facilitate
Black Haw Viburnum prunifolium
Its common name is Cramp bark and indeed it is one of the first herbs to consider for uterine cramps and dysmenorrhea. Cramp bark (Black haw) has a high tannin content that slows heavy bleeding and the herb is a gentle sedative as well.
Shepherd's purse Taken alone or combined with yarrow, Shepherd's purse will arrest heavy menstrual bleeding. Both sage and shepherds purse contain chemicals to prevent blood clots from forming, making them useful in heavy menstrual bleeding.