Herbs are a wealth of substances that have a beneficial effect on our health, but some of them are especially recommended for feminine ailments. See which herbs every woman should have in her medicine cabinet
Our grandmothers and great-grandmothers were already aware of the healing properties of herbs. They can bring relief to women in many ailments that accompany them at various times in their lives. Of course, provided that they are skillfully used.
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- St. John’s wort
- Raspberry leaf
- Ginkgo biloba
Lemon balm (Latin Melissa officinalis ), due to the aroma also called lemon herb, is one of the most popular herbs for sleep and calming down. But lemon balm also has other healing properties. In folk medicine, its leaves (Latin Folium Melissaeod ) have long been used as a reliever for menstrual pain. Also works well with scanty menstruation or its varying intensity.
Future moms can also reach for infusions of lemon balm leaves. Modern phytotherapy recommends using this herb to relieve nausea in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Melissa also found application in cosmetics, including as a hair care product for oily hair.
2. St. John’s wort
St. John’s Wort (Latin Hypericum perforatum ), also known as locust, is one of the most popular and commonly used herbs with versatile effects.
Research has shown that using St. John’s wort changes the activity of the respective brain waves that indicate relaxation. This herb relieves muscle tension, so it will perfectly alleviate mood changes in women during menopause.
Importantly, contained in dziurawcu hypericin, which dyes the infusion of St. John’s Wort red, increases sensitivity to sunlight, so people taking preparations containing St. John’s wort should avoid exposure to the sun, because they are subject to burns and shock solar u.
3. Raspberry leaf
Raspberry leaves contain substances that cause slight relaxation of smooth muscles, including of the uterus, so they are helpful in relieving menstrual pain, they also strengthen the reproductive organs, which can be useful for women planning pregnancy. Raspberry leaf tea also helps treat morning sickness and vomiting.
Importantly, because of its diastolic properties, raspberry leaf infusions should not be used by pregnant women.
Yarrow (Latin Achillea millefolium ) has unusual properties that limit internal and external bleeding (hence its name), therefore it has long been used for wounds and burns. Thanks to these properties, yarrow also helps symptoms in women: regulates the menstrual cycle, alleviates symptoms associated with menstruation, also reduces the unpleasant symptoms of menopause. In addition, it helps to heal inflammation of the vagina, uterus and ovaries, as well as discharge.
This herb also helps in the fight against migraines – regular drinking hot yarrow tea helps to combat migraines completely caused by weather changes.
Due to its rejuvenating and whitening properties, the yarrow has also found wide application in cosmetics. It is a popular ingredient in cosmetics for mature skin care because it reduces pores and wrinkles. Due to its antibacterial properties and zinc content, it is also recommended for acne skin.
Yarrow herb is also a component of intimate hygiene fluids. It has fungicidal, antibacterial and protective effect, which is why it effectively protects against infections and prevents mucosal changes.
Calendula (Latin Calendula officinalis) has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antispasmodic properties. Marigold tea can be successfully used by women for painful periods and irregular menstrual cycles. Marigold tea can be bought at the pharmacy or store, or home-made.
Marigold extract is also used as an ingredient in preparations to combat persistent menopause symptoms.
Cleansing ( Cistus ) is a very popular herb readily used in natural medicine. Thanks to the content of polyphenols, i.e. strong antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, purified tea has a positive effect on our health:
- accelerates metabolism (works in support of slimming),
- reduces swelling,
- strengthens the body,
- improves its functioning,
- improves general well-being,
- delays the aging process of the body.
7. Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo ( Ginkgo biloba ) is a relic of the ancient past – survived on Earth almost 200 million years. This longevity is due to the content of over 60 bioactive substances that protect it against aging and harmful ionizing radiation.
For this reason, ginkgo biloba extracts are very often used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.
Ginkgo is perfect for fighting cellulite – for this purpose it is worth using balms containing ginkgo extract, because the set of flavonoids contained in it strongly stimulates skin microcirculation. It improves the condition of blood vessels and tissue nutrition and – which is very valuable – stimulates the process of breaking down fats.
Gingko extract is also a very desirable ingredient in cosmetics designed for the care of capillaries and delicate skin around the eyes, because it strengthens the walls of the vessels, preventing the formation of popular spider veins.
Gingko-based cosmetics are also irreplaceable in the fight against skin aging and wrinkles.
In addition, the substances contained in ginkgo slow down the progressive degeneration of nerve tissue that begins during menopause. Therefore, regular use of ginkgo preparations alleviates mood swings, memory impairment, dizziness and imbalance. But ginkgo therapy is worth agreeing with your doctor.