Women are awesome. Their supportive presence empowers the basis of our society and of our homes. We even refer to the Earth as our mother, so to speak, for from her we were formed and made. A women empowered can only do us good. Pardon me for a moment, but I think it must be said: None of us want “bitches” running our show! You know what I mean? You know someone who can benefit from this post, lead them to it.
Balanced women as a whole prefer people with cool sanity, resolve and the force of gentle coercion to evoke the outcome they want. As was mentioned in the first post at the beginning of this blog, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right!” You are the one who ultimately decides your capability in everything.
Nevertheless, women have “building” power by nature! Even though men are considered as the rule makers and the rulers of The Kingdom. Though Gd is neither male nor female in truth, the general reference is to “It” as male. The Divine Presence, that aspect of “It”which hovers in and around us is considered feminine. Go figure! Nevertheless, there’s truth to the saying, “behind every great man there’s a great woman”. Right? There is so much we learn from you. There is so much love you give in caring for the future and the strength of our nation. To your service in this mix of life, we thank and appreciate having the experience of you in it
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Hey, do you remember the time when people played music from their album collection of “records” on players like this one? Quite the interesting recollection for me anyway … “A blast from the past”:
Anyway, back to our subject, what the world needs now, as it has for ever, is strong, powerful women. I’m not talking about the “Amazon” type of manly woman. Rather it’s about women of great character and fortitude to handle the tasks at hand before them as heroines. Proudly standing up for their beliefs and instilling them within the family as a foundation for being. The husband is her support. She is the “home” that he returns to successfully after “the hunt” for an income. I’m talking about “old school” living where those who despite hormonal fluctuations manage to remain balanced in their state of mind and “weather” their storm with poise and acceptance. They knew their herbs.
At the least, a woman’s body is designed to evolve and change. To adjust to these changes smoothly, it is highly recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly. Choose the right pattern of eating for yourself and supplement with herbal formulations according to your needs. The following herbs are among those considered when looking for ways that women can support their hormonal and reproductive wellness. 5 herbs for women’s health. Please be aware and keep in mind that some of these herbs are not intended for use during pregnancy.
Please consult with your knowledgeable health-care professional before using herbs during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.
So, play this in the background:
Imagine sitting in a secret garden in the cosmos and listen (… You are not obligated 😊… Only if it fits your head) while we take a deeper, tough look at the herbs placed here in this spotlight:
- Black cohosh root
Used since the 1800s to support natural hormonal transitions throughout a woman’s life, this classic herb controls estrogen and helps relieve pain, swelling, and spasms. It is known to alleviate PMS and menopause symptoms and tends to ease the pressure of menstrual cramps. Like dong quai, it has been shown to reduce hot flashes. Read this fact sheet for consumers of black cohosh so you know what to expect from using this root.
- Dong quai
This Asian wonder as mentioned a moment ago has been shown to reduce hot flashes. It is a member of the Umbelliferae family, a botanical group that also includes carrots, parsley, dill and celery. The Health Benefits of Dong Quai root are numerous and is sometimes called “female ginseng”. It has been used for more than 2,000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a tonic against low vitality, fatigue, pelvic pain and irregular menstrual cycles. It increases circulation, decreases vaginal dryness, and in combination with other herbs in targeted formulas, fights migraines.
- Motherwort leaves
Motherwort is an herb in the mint family. It is a good choice should you want to support your cardiac health. Positive results occur in the treatment of conditions caused by stress or high blood pressure and researchers also find that motherwort improves blood flow to the heart.
- Red clover blossoms
Red clover blossoms area natural source of phyto-estrogena, natural plant hormones, that show signs of helping to prevent bone loss, and, in some cases has been shown to actually increase bone density. An herb in the legume family (which includes peas and beans), it’s a highly nutritive plant containing many beneficial antioxidants that helps with menopause, diabetes, skin problems, and cancer. Encourages healthy detoxification and promotes healthy skin through its support for the body’s lymphatic functions. Here is more important information you should know about using red clover.
- Red raspberry leaves
Makes a pleasant “tea” (infusion) to relieve stress, encourage sleep, and assist in muscle recovery after delivery. Raspberry leaf benefits by toning the musculature and increasing the viscosity of the reproductive tract with continual use. Clearly ranking as one of the most recommended herbs to drink as an infusion before and during pregnancy, take a look at what science says. Bulk Herb Store has great organic Bulgarian red raspberry leaf for your collection.
- Maca root
A Peruvian root vegetable that resembles a turnip grows in the high Andes, where the Inca warriors used it as a caffeine-free performance enhancer and to enhance the fertility of both humans and animals. The roots grow in 3 basic color groups:
- White to yellow roots are made into Yellow Maca powder (60% of the annual harvest)
- Light pink to dark purple roots are made into Red Maca powder (25% of the annual harvest)
- Light gray to dark gray roots are made into Black Maca powder (15% of the annual harvest)
Scientific research has shown that these colors have somewhat different properties. There are a range of benefits from the use of maca root powder. Maca root powder has become popular due to benefits which are said to include increased energy levels, vitality, endurance, healthy libido, reduced anxiety from stress, healthy brain function and balancing hormone levels – thereby relieving symptoms of menopause. Recent research has shown that IT CAN support natural fertility by helping to maintain normal reproductive hormone levels. Here is a list of 10 Wonders of Maca.
- Schizandra berries
The Chinese Magnolia Vine or the Five Flavored Fruit tree, Schisandra composes five distinct flavors in its berry that correspond to the 5 Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Sour (Wood), Bitter (Fire), Sweet (Earth), Acrid (Metal) and Salty (Water). It is used as an “adaptogen” for increasing resistance to disease and stress while increasing energy, physical performance, endurance, preventing early aging and increasing lifespan, It supports a healthier functioning endocrine system, digestive system, and liver functions. All in all, it is considered a harmonizing “king” tonic in Chinese Medicine because of its well balanced energetic nature. One of the best formulas containing Schizandra also includes the best herbal ingredients for mood and stress relief. Consider it if needed.
One of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic (India Indian) healing, it enhances the endocrine glands and hence maintains the hormonal system. Also tends to prevent anxiety, hot flushes, low energy level, joint pain and mood swings if taken regularly and maintains a healthy and regular menstrual cycle. Read here about more benefits and side effects to be aware with Aswagandha. Find out here: How to Restore the Immune System with Ashwagandha. For your information, Tattva’s Ashwagandha powder is available and of the highest quality, organic and free from contaminants. A great company to work with.
- Shatavari root
From the Ayurvedic journals of herbal medicine comes another great herb known to nourish tissues and strengthen the body. Shatavari acts as a rejuvenating supplement and is prescribed for both physical and mental health. Also has served a varied role in fertility and vitality, increasing the lactation power of mothers, acts as a diuretic, antioxidant and even has anti-ageing properties. Tattva’s Shatavari is of unparalleled quality!
- Cramp bark
As its name reveals, cramp bark tends to be used for relieving cramps, including muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, and cramps during pregnancy. Cramp bark is said to also be used as a kidney stimulant for urinary conditions that involve pain or spasms. For further study, here are further benefits of Viburnum opulus. Here’s a fomentation recipe combining ginger with the bark that works well not only for major pain but can also help with more common muscle spasms as well.
Used since the time of Hippocrates to support gynecological health, particularly during the changing cycles of life. Tradition has it being used to support balanced hormone production. This herb’s berries promote a healthy mind and body throughout the menstrual cycle and during the transition into menopause. Learn more about Vitex Agnus-Castus.
Let it be known that Harmonic Arts of Canada have two fabulous herbal formulations for women, in the form of tinctures, using splendid combinations of some of the aforementioned herbs. Take a look at them and decide which may be right for you. This company is also a purveyor of excellent quality single herb tinctures, many of which are of the herbs referred to here and may have others that you are looking for as well. Check out their store.
For those of you interested in the new emerging consciousness culture, here’s a link to learn about the 7 Ancient Archetypes for Women Leaders Today
All the best women! Stay strong.