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Herbs for Women

These herbs are incredibly safe and may be eaten as food as well as taken medicinally. Wild yam can be used as a coffee substitute and chaste berries are sometimes used instead of pepper, especially in Moroccan cuisine. Suma can also be eaten as a food.

   
 

Bilberry Extract, 2 oz.
Vaccinium myrtillus

Bilberry has been clinically shown to lower the risk of a number of diseases affecting the eyes, heart and cardiovascular system, blood sugar, and certain types of cancer, especially estrogen-sensitive cancers. It has antioxidant and eye protective properties.

Alcohol: 24-26%

Contents: Vaccinium myrtillus leaf & berry in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Bilberry Glycerite, 2 oz.
Vaccinium myrtillus

Bilberry has been clinically shown to lower the risk of a number of diseases affecting the eyes, heart and cardiovascular system, blood sugar, and certain types of cancer, especially estrogen-sensitive cancers. It has antioxidant and eye protective properties.

Alcohol: none

Contents: Vaccinium myrtillus leaf & berry in distilled water and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Black Cohosh Extract, 2 oz.
Cimicifuga racemosa

Black cohosh is a famous Native American gynecological herb, used chiefly to alleviate premenstrual tension and alleviate hot flashes associated with menopause. The most common use is as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.

Alcohol: 60%

Contents: 1.2 extract of Cimicifuga racemosa root in 59-61% organic cane alcohol, distilled water, and vegetable glycerin.

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Chaste Berry Extract, 2 oz.
Vitex agnus castus

Chaste berries are female hormone regulators, especially where there is excess estrogen and low progesterone. This herb is the cornerstone of many Western gynecological programs, including the menstrual cycle, infertility, and menopause. It is thought to work through the pituitary body, not directly on the hormones of the reproductive system. The berries are also used to relieve paralysis and nerve pain.

Alcohol: 40%

Contents: Vitex agnus castus, fresh fruit and organic grain alcohol.

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Dan Shen Extract, 2 oz.
Salvia miltiorrhiza

Dan shen is a kind of sage with very red roots. It is commonly regarded as a blood moving herb, i.e., one used to improve circulation as well as the condition of the arteries and overall physiological functioning. Unlike most such herbs, it is not contraindicated for use by persons already taking anticoagulants though careful monitoring is, of course, advised, especially by Asian patients. Dan shen can also be used following traumatic injury, surgery, or any kind of blood loss.

Alcohol: 24-26%

Contents: extract of Salvia miltiorrhiza root 1:3 in distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Fenugreek Extract, 2 oz.
Trigonella foenum-graecum

Fenugreek is used in Ayurvedic medicine to lower blood sugar and reduce cholesterol. It works by delaying absorption of glucose because of balanced chemical structure. In Western herbal medicine, it has been used to promote breast development, lactation, and libido; reduce PMS and menopausal symptoms; regulate blood sugar; and aid thinking. It is high in antioxidants and is used to retard aging. It is nutritive and used for convalescing patients as well as those suffering from anorexia.

Alcohol: 34-36%

Contents: extract of organically grown Trigonella foenum-graecum seeds in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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Mugwort Extract, 2 oz.
Artemisia vulgaris

This product has been added largely because of requests for herbs that promote lucid dreaming. There are, however, other uses, both shamanic and conventional. Though mugwort is anti-parasitic like many other artemisias, it is nearly always been considered to be a feminine herb. It is believed to be more effective at the full moon and when used in this way can help regulate cycles, especially girls just approaching puberty.

Alcohol: 45%

Contents: 1:5 extract of Artemisia vulgaris in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Shatavari Extract, 2 oz.
Asparagus racemosus

Shatavari is a galactagogue and rasayana herb, used mainly but not exclusively by women. It is a hormonal regulator and useful at changes of life. It increases the libibo of both men and women. Like ashwagandha, it is also an adaptogen. Laboratory studies suggest that shatavari protects the brain and nervous system from damage from excitotoxins .

For pdf on Shatavari, click here.

Alcohol: 40%

Contents: 1:4 extract of organically grown Asparagus racemosus root in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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Suma Extract, 2 oz.
Pfaffia paniculata

Traditionally, suma has been used somewhat like maca to increase stamina, including male libido, but it was introduced to North America for its gynecological benefits, hailed as an adaptogen, i.e., an herb that improves coping margins when dealing with stress. The roots are very high in amino acids, trace minerals, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E.

Alcohol: 40%

Contents: 1.5 extract of Pfaffia paniculata root in distilled water, 39-41% organic cane alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Wild Yam Extract, 2 oz. [Formerly called Dioscorea]
Dioscorea villosa

As the doctrine of signatures might suggest, wild yam is spleen tonic. It is antispasmodic and used to quell nausea, especially during pregnancy. One of its chief constituents is a steroidal saponin that is used in rheumatoid arthritis treatment, but the herb as a whole is demulcent, nourishing, soothing, and tonifying. It makes an excellent supplement for people suffering from deficiency conditions, especially during convalescence or after the age of 65.

Alcohol: 50%

Contents: Dioscorea villosa, fresh root and organic grain alcohol.

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Yin Elixir, 4 oz.

This formula combines some of the world"s most famous female tonic herbs with adaptogens as well as rasayana herbs. It can be used by women during both puberty and menopause as well as by anyone coming off hormone replacement therapy. It offers the additional benefits of having some gentle detoxifying and immune enhancing properties along with support for the brain and neurological system. Anyone who has been exposed to excitotoxins, venom, infections of the brain and nervous system can consider this tonic for long-term use.

Alcohol: 17-19%

Contents: Proprietary blend of Asparagus racemosus root OG, Rhodiola rosea root OG, Cimicifuga racemosa root OG, Dioscorea villosa, fresh root WC, Pfaffia paniculata root WC, Hemidesmus indicus root OG, Curcuma zedoaria rhizome OG, Glycyrrhiza glabra root, and honey in distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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