CRAMPBARK // Viburnum oculus // anti-spasmodic, sedative, astringent // uterine nervine, relaxes the muscles of the uterus. used to relieve menstrual cramping as its relaxing effects are specific to the reproductive system
SKULLCAP // Scutellaria laterifolia // anxiolytic, antispasmodic, analgesic, hypotensive, nervine, trophorestorative // a soothing, relaxing and grounding nervine, assists with expelling nervous tension, releasing restless energy and restoring the nervous system. also known as “blisswort.” rapidly effective in relieving pre-menstrual tension.
BLACK COHOSH // Cimicifuga racemosa, syn. Actaea racemosa // alterative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, anti-rheumatic // powerful nervine and muscle relaxant and uterine tonic herb.
WOOD BETONY // Stachys officinalis // anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, bitter, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, relaxant, sedative, tonic // feeds and strengthens the central nervous system. gentle sedative action eases anxiety, tension, and headache. centering and grounding.
RASPBERRY LEAF // Rubus spp. // reproductive tonic, astringent, anti-inflammatory // the most famous and widely used female tonic herbs. contains fragarine, an alkaloid that tones and nourishes the uterus and pelvic region. rich source of vitamins and minerals
YARROW // Achillea millefolium // antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, astringent, vulnerary, styptic // used to reduce excessive menstrual bleeding, for easing of cramps, and to stimulate delayed or absent cycles.
ROSE HIPS // Rosa canina // the fruit of the wild dog rose, very high in Vitamin C as well as a source of folate, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. also good for the circulatory system.