A Walk Through Our Physic Garden: Women’s Health

Plants in our women’s health bed include:

Dong Quai (Angelica Sinensis) is a plant that has been used to relieve cramps, treat irregular menstrual cycles, infrequent periods, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms.

Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemose) is a woodland herb that is mostly used for menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats.

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) is a plant that can help relieve hot flashes in menopausal women, including their severity, frequency, and duration. 

Guelder Rose (Viburnum Opulus) is a plant that can be used as a muscle relaxant. The bark can also be used to relieve hiccups, and pain and spasms in muscles, stomach, and intestines.

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) is an herb that is used as an anti-inflammatory and has properties that are good for regulating menstruation. It is often used in late pregnancy to help strengthen the uterus, usually administered in a tea made from the white flowers.

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla Officinalis) is an herb used to calm and soothe the nervous system and benefits an overload of emotional stress. It is specific for use in the reproductive organs of both males and females, and commonly prescribed for ovarian pain and menstrual problems.

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