Category: herbs

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) is used for menstrual and uterine conditions, as well as in heart and circulation treatments

Motherwort, as its name implies, is a woman’s herb. It has been used in Asia to prevent pregnancy and regulate menstrual cycles. It is used by midwives to help expell the afterbirth, to help get the uterus back into shape after childbirth, to prevent uterine infections and to ease symptoms of postpartum stress and depression. Traditional herbals suggest motherwort for “hysterical” conditions and “meloncholy”. As a relaxing nervine, motherwort helps to reduce anxiety and tension and bring one back to a place of calm centeredness. Motherwort is also a digestive bitter and as such encourages bile production, healthy digestion and reduces gas pains.

Sage (Salvia Officinalis) – Heals tonsilitis, throat disorders and helps weaning by decreasing milk supply

Sage is reliable expectorant and very useful remedy for gases in stomach and bowels. Especially valuable in the removal of slime from stomach, bronchial tubes and lungs. This tea is valuable in liver complaints, dispels flatulence and all complaints caused by an ill liver. It is blood cleansing, dispels phlegm from the respiratory organs and the stomach, increases the appetite, rectifies intestinal trouble and diarrhoea. Sage tea may be used for ulcerated throat and mouth, inflammation of the tooth pulp, tonsillitis and throat disorders.

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Its Latin name, Trifolium pretense, means “three leaves, found in the meadow”. Red clover is a source of many nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Red clover is...

Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

Common names: Long Plantain, Ribble Grass, Snake Weed, Lamb’sTongue These are excerpts from Maria Treben’s herbal heritage which I find very useful and informative. Medicinal uses of Plantain Today we need medicinal plants like...

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) – May help with female hormonal imbalances

Women could be spared many troubles, if they just took Yarrow tea from time to time!” Be it a young girl with irregular menstruation or an older woman during menopause or already past it, for everyone young and old, it is of importance to drink a cup of Yarrow tea from time to time. It is beneficial for the reproductive organs of women.

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