WHAT ARE THE HERBS THAT SUPPORT WOMEN'S HEALTH?Tweet
Oct 7, 2016 , 6 min read
A woman goes through different phases which require a transformation of her body and mind whether it is puberty, pregnancy or menopause. To have a successful career and build a family it takes up a lot of responsibilities which include nurturing, caring and provide unconditional love and support to everyone around you yet you forget to nurture yourself.
Women do not always maintain a healthy diet or regular eating time or even drink required amount of water each day when they are busy. This has an impact on their body and mind, which leaves them feeling exhausted, sleep deprived and irritated. Lack of nutrients can affect the body’s generation and maintenance of hormones. Many women have pain during periods, irregular period’s cycle, the feeling of tiredness and hot-cold flashes during menopause. Sometimes the symptoms of menopause begin to reflect years’ before the actual onset of menopause and a person may not realize the same. Therefore, it is very important for women to take care of their health by eating right, exercising, relieving stress through meditation and including supplements as a part of their routine.
Ayurveda through its years of understanding has recognized few herbs which support and rejuvenate woman’s health. Let us consider few of these herbs which are fantastic for women’s health.
Ashoka: Ashoka is also known by the name of Saraca Indica. Ashoka has astringent properties which have a stimulating effect on the uterus and it also provides relief from period pain. It is used to treat heavy bleeding during periods and also helpful in resolving digestive issues, cold and cough. The bark is rich in ketosteril which is effective in combating urinary problem. In Ayurvedic medicine, Ashoka is used in treating many gynaecology related problems.
Licorice Root: Licorice root is botanically known as GlycyrrhizaGlabra. Licorice root has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties which are great if you want to have beautiful skin. It stops the skin from breaking out and avoids acne problems. High levels of cortisol can cause a problem such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and cholesterol issues. Licorice root being an antioxidant helps in reducing stress, which in turn helps in the regulation of the cortisol hormone, and prevents the emergence of such issues. Licorice tastes sweet when included in a tonic for treating cough or cold or gastrointestinal issues you may find it easy to swallow. Licorice gives out an estrogenic-like effect when consumed, so it provides relief during hot flashes that come with menopause.
Shatavari: Shatavari is a well-known herb which is recommended in treating female fertility issues. Asparagus Racemosus is another name for Shatavari. It is beneficial to women who suffer from symptoms of PMS. Shatavari has a cooling effect on the uterus and it aids in regularizing period cycles and eliminating mood swings. These herbs can be found easily and used in making decoctions for regular drinking. They are also available in the market in the form of supplements such as MENOKARE TM capsules which can be used for consumption. We hope that self-awareness and self-care can help women achieve their dreams.