Sunday, May 27, 2012

Growing a Tea Herb Garden For Women's General & Reproductive Health

For centuries women have been natural healers and caretakers. Healing secrets were traditionally passed from mother to daughter with herbs being the most common remedy for treatment.

My grandmother always had a special tea herb garden that was used in just about every situation imaginable. In particular, during menstrual cycles, nursing, pregnancy, menopause, for scrapes, bruises, headaches, toothaches you name it; there was a herbal tea remedy for it. My experience over the years and use of herbs has without a shadow of a doubt gained my everlasting trust in the health and healing benefits stored in herbs.

I have found that the most common problems that most women encounter are due to our forever changing hormones. The hormones of a woman can help to maintain a healthy overall well being as long as it remains balanced. Once your hormones become out of sync an imbalance occurs which causes you to go through emotional turmoil. The great news is that herbs can assist you in maintaining a healthy balance that is needed for your overall well being as a woman.

In this article we will discuss common problems that are specific to women, and herbal teas traditionally used to treat those conditions. Please note that for any herbs that you are considering or have interested in taking you should consult with your primary care provider before you consume them.

Premenstrual Syndrome-

Herbs for premenstrual syndrome have been used for years to assist women who were suffering from these symptoms. Some of the most common herbs used are as follows:

Dandelion- This herb has been used to reduce heightened levels of estrogen and bloating.

Valerian- Eliminates menstrual cramps.

St.Johns Wort- Treats mood swings that are commonly associated with premenstrual syndrome.

Stinging Nettle- Used to treat chronic fatigue.

Menopause

Women going through menopause experience many changes within the body like hot flashes, mood swings, dizziness, depression, change in body order and loss of libido to name a few. For centuries the following herbs has been used as an herbal tea remedy to treat the symptoms of menopause and bring women a sense of relief in an organic way.

Red Clover- This herb tea is used for vaginal dryness and hot flashes associated with menopause.

Dong Quai- Increases blood flow, relieves vaginal dryness and hot flashes. Dong Quai has been used for centuries to relieve the menopause symptoms and balance estrogen levels.

Pregnancy - During pregnancy you always want to ensure that you are healthy and have all the vitamins, minerals and nutrition that is needed to support a healthy pregnancy. Some of the most common herbal teas to consume are as follows:

Peppermint Tea- Helps to eliminate morning sickness and nausea associated with pregnancy.

Red Raspberry Tea- Helps to tone the uterus to make childbirth a much smoother process. Raspberry tea is a great source of iron and has been used for years as the number one pregnancy tea.

Slippery Elm Bark Tea- This tea helps to relieve heartburn, vaginal irritation and nausea.

Fertility- There are many vitamins, minerals and herbs that can assist one in becoming more fertile. Some of the most common herbs used for fertility are as follows:

Nettle- Not only does nettle increase fertility in women but it does in men as well. Nettle tea nourishes and supports the kidneys as well as the fetus and mother. This herbal tea is loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Red Clover Blossom -This herbal tea is probably the number one most common herb to increase fertility. This herb has a relaxing effect and contains tons of magnesium and calcium.

Chaste Berry- Commonly known as the "female herb" and is a hormone regulating herb and is the perfect herbal tea to take when the inability to become pregnant is caused by a hormonal imbalance.

Men's Reproductive Health - Homeopathy Has a Place

Such a delicate subject requires superior medicine. Homeopathy treats the whole person using safe, natural substances in a potentized form. Instead of medicating the problem, homeopathy addresses the entire person. This means that digestion, skin and sinuses are all connected. So, when a man has a problem that is experienced in one area, the entire person must be considered.

Homeopathic philosophy believes that the human body has the ability to heal itself when given the matching stimulus found in nature. The stimulus is in the form of a homeopathic remedy that is taken in pill form. The correct homeopathic remedy will bring about the action that will put the sufferer's pathology to rest. It will also relieve other maladies that accompany the main problem.

Let's consider three of the most valuable homeopathic remedies for this important issue that may occur in a man's life.

Caladiura is a remedy of repute that has been used for the inability to perform in relation to a man's mental state. The key to determining the choice of this remedy is the sufferer's demeanor. He is often one who experiences mental depression along with impotence and the new problem is met with a deepening of this depression.

The remedy Selenium has been shown to be of greatest value when the man experiences weakness after coition. This may not happen every time, but more commonly occurs after excesses. Accompanying the exhaustion, there may also be prostate problems such as urine and seminal loss.

Agnus castus is reputed to be of value for men as they age and is noteworthy when the desire has been lost or impotence is a problem. Premature old age, where the genitalia are cold, is a characteristic that historically points to the need for this remedy. Often, there is a history of an excessive sexual appetite earlier in life, but, in later years, is missing. There may be accompanying anxiety and despair, particularly about health issues and especially his ability. Memory and mental dullness may also be present. A collapsed or broken down state that occurs after overindulgence in alcohol, drugs or in sexual matters may also be present in men who will benefit from this remedy.

Lycopodium is a fine remedy of repute in men's health. When sexual dysfunction accompanies a lack of confidence though there is an increased desire, this remedy can be considered. This situation can be particularly trying in old men who marry young wives and are impotent as a result of their age. There is often a corresponding abdominal bloating and distention that may be distressful after eating. Gurgling, gas and belching are also a problem for this man.
Homeopathy is whole medicine that is chosen for each person on an individual basis. The correct remedy will stimulate the person's natural healing response to bring the body back to balance and heal itself. No drugs of questionable safety, no regular repeated use. Just a return to simple old fashioned well being so that the problem simply doesn't exist.

The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The reader is encouraged to make independent inquires and to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare provider.

"Health is not random" says homeopath, Joette Calabrese HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na). Her book Cure Yourself and Family With Homeopathy and her CDs Perform in the Storm, a Homeopathy First Aid and Secret Spoonfuls; How to get Healthy Foods into Kids Without Getting Caught are collections of experiences as a skilled homeopathic consultant to hundreds.

Her lively, entertaining examples and solutions of what to use for the most common ailments a homeopath is confronted with, have graced national journals such as Homeopathy Today and Wise Traditions. The author, practitioner, mother splits her time between working with clients throughout the U.S. and abroad and speaking in arenas such as Chautauqua Institute, national radio shows and college campuses. Join her at Homeopathy Works for events, forums and consultations.