The primary use of fennel seeds is to relieve bloating, but they also settle stomach pain, stimulate the appetite, and are diuretic and anti-inflammatory
Astragalus is one of the most popular tonic herbs in China, it is a warming tonic particularly suited to young, active people, increasing stamina and endurance, and improving resistance to the cold. It is often combined with other herbs as a blood tonic.
Research has shown that in common with ginseng, schizandra has adaptogenic properties, helping the body to adapt to stress. Schisandra is a superior tonic herb and acts throughout the body, strengthening and toning many different organs. Probably best known as a sexual tonic for both men and women, schizandra reputedly increases the secretion of sexual fluids and, in men, it also improves sexual stamina.
The premier herb for women in Ayurveda, Shatavari is similar to dong quai in its action and effects. Internally for infertility, loss of libido, threatened miscarriage, menopausal problems. It increases milk, semen and nurtures the mucous membranes. It both nourishes and cleanses the blood and the female reproductive organs. It is good food for menopause … Continue reading Shatavari Benefits: Snapshot
One of the few herbal medicines known to have a progesterone-type activity within the body, the chaste berry is specific for menstrual and perimenopausal problems. Vitex increases the production of progesterone, luteinizing hormones, and prolactin and inhibits the release of follicle stimulating hormone. It helps to reregulate the menstrual cycle for women coming off birth … Continue reading Chaste Berry Benefits: Snapshot