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									Herbs For Women

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The other day, I had a female customer bring in her bag of supplements.
It was a rather large bag and we started to go through each bottle and
what she was using it for. We came across one bottle that she wasn’t sure
why she was taking it. I wasn’t really surprised when she said she didn’t
know if it was doing her any good since the bottle was an herbal formula
designed to support men’s prostate health. Without mentioning the purpose
of the product, I asked why she decided to...


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Article Body:
The other day, I had a female customer bring in her bag of supplements.
It was a rather large bag and we started to go through each bottle and
what she was using it for. We came across one bottle that she wasn’t sure
why she was taking it. I wasn’t really surprised when she said she didn’t
know if it was doing her any good since the bottle was an herbal formula
designed to support men’s prostate health. Without mentioning the purpose
of the product, I asked why she decided to start taking it. She said it
was because her uncle said how much good it was doing for him!

It can be difficult to wade through all the herbs that are out there.
What ones are good for what and when are they beneficial. It becomes even
more complex when we throw all the different herbal formulas and vitamins
into the mix. If you are going to use more than one or two natural health
products, it is important that you do your own research on each product
and the individual ingredients or you consult a natural health coach that
can guide you through the process of deciding what to take and how to
take it. Of course, even if you do use the service of a trained guide, it
is wise to never let anyone be your sole source of information. Whether
herbs or drugs, be sure to have a clear understanding of why you are
taking what you are and how it may help or hurt you.

For those that would like to learn more about the various natural health
supplements, here is a beginner’s guide to herbs for women.

Bayberry – Bayberry may be beneficial to help ease excessive menstrual
bleeding.

Black Cohosh – The estrogenic effects of black cohosh have given it a
reputation as being beneficial for hot flashes and other pre-menopausal
concerns. It may also be beneficial during childbirth to stimulate
contractions, help control hemorrhaging and afterbirth pains. This herb
should not be used except in the last 4 to 6 weeks of pregnancy and only
under the guidance of an experienced midwife or doctor as it may cause
damage to the unborn fetus.

Blessed Thistle – This herb, similar to Milk Thistle, is generally used
to strengthen the liver. However the benefits to women include balancing
hormones, enriching breast milk, reducing breast inflammation and
unclogging milk ducts.

Blue Cohosh – Blue Cohosh stimulates uterine contractions and relaxes
muscle spasms making it beneficial during childbirth. This herb should
not be used except in the last 6 weeks of pregnancy and only under the
guidance of an experienced midwife or doctor as it may cause damage to
the unborn fetus.

Dong Quai – This Chinese herb has been used extensively in Chinese
medicine to treat female concerns. It is a general tonic, meaning that it
is good for several different female conditions including PMS, regulation
of menses and infertility.

False Unicorn – Historically, False Unicorn has been used to stop a
pending miscarriage.

Ginger – This herb is commonly used for digestive disturbances and may be
beneficial for morning sickness during pregnancy.

Maca – Beneficial for men and women, this herb has been used to increase
sexual desire.

Parsley – When it is time to wean your little one from breast feeding,
parsley can be used to dry up the breast milk.

Red Raspberry – Rich in manganese, this herb can be used to tone and
strengthen the uterus and regulate the female organs. Extremely
beneficial for teenage girls and their families during this rollercoaster
phase of emotions.

Many of these herbs have been used for centuries to support female
health. While there may not be scientific research to support their use,
they are generally considered safe when used as directed. Due to the
state of our health care system, it is now important to begin taking on
the role of being our own.

								
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