Traditional Research | Women’s Formula Compound

Motherwort herb (Leonurus cardiaca)*

Acts as an emmenagogue, anti-anxiety agent, nervine and uterine anodyne. It is useful for premenstrual syndrome and menopausal anxiety, menstrual cramps, hyperthyroidism with palpitations, irritability and menopausal insomnia

Raspberry leaf (Rubus idaeus)*

Has long been used as a uterine tonic, especially for pregnancy. This herb helps to prevent morning sickness and premature labor. It can promote a quicker, less painful birth. Raspberry leaf also benefits a prolapsed uterus as well as prolapse of the bladder and rectum.

Rehmannia processed root (Rehmannia glutinosa)*

Also called Shi Di Huang, this herb is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to nourish the blood and the kidney yin. It is used for anemia with uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, dizziness, tinnitus and lower back pain

Dong Quai root (Angelica sinensis)*

Is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to nourish the blood and enhance circulation. It has a pronounced effect on the female reproductive system as well as the heart (angina) and intestines. Dong Quai is used for premenstrual symptoms and menstrual irregularities as well as menopausal symptoms.

Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)*

Increases circulation of blood and qi, improves digestion and is useful for nausea and motion sickness. This spicy herb is also an anti-inflammatory, a mild emmenagogue and a diaphoretic. It improves circulation to the uterus, gastrointestinal tract and skin.

Chaste Tree berry (Vitex agnus-castis)*

Long used in Europe as a medicine, Chaste Tree is now commonly used in the U.S. Once known as Monk's Pepper, this herb is useful for premenstrual and menopausal anxiety, menopausal hot flashes and elevated estrogen levels with diminished progesterone.


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Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.