Child bearing age- (20s-40s)
Throughout the childbearing years, the primary focus of herbal treatment for women’s health issues is on fertility. Even if you do not plan on having children, these herbs can help regulate your menstrual cycle and keep your reproductive system healthy. The
following herbs are recommended:
Shatavari is an asparagus root that is used as a rejuvenative tonic, nutritive, diuretic, antispasmodic, emmenagogue and Antacid. Shatavari is considered to be the best herb for the female reproductive system. It is useful for treating infertility, decreased libido, miscarriage, menopause, leucorrhea, dryness in the vaginal wall, and has the ability to balance pH in the cervical area. It contains saponins or phytoestrogens, which has an effect on the female mammary gland.
Fenugreek is considered the finest herb for enhancing feminine beauty. It also aids in sexual stimulation, balances blood sugar levels, and contains choline which aids in the thinking process. It is very useful in the treatment of diabetes and the prevention of breast cancer. Its ability to balance hormone levels helps control the symptoms associated with both PMS and menopause. Fenugreek has been found to promote the growth of new breast cells and increase the size and fullness of the breasts. In addition, the antioxidants contained within Fenugreek help slow the ageing process.
Lodhra is astringent, cold, anti-inflammatory and Grahi in properties. It is predominately used in the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, bleeding piles, hemorrhagea, metrorrhagea, leucorrhoea, blood disorders, skin disorders and other uterine disorders. Lodhra is also used to treat skin conditions such as acne, redness and inflammation.
Red Clover helps promote fertility and aids in the treatment of hormonal imbalances, PMS, ovulation, lack of menstruation and painful menstruation. Women who are trying to conceive can utilize red clover for its alkalinizing effects, as it balances vaginal pH in favor of conception.