HERBAL TREATMENT OF MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS

For excessive menstrual discharge:
Shepherd's Purse herb
Decoction of the fresh or dried plant: I cup every 2 hours (in most cases the bleeding is arrested after the first cupful)

Shepherd's Purse is a first-class haemostatic and has a particular affinity for the female reproductive organs, hence it is also used for uterine haemorrhage. The fresh plant is generally considered stronger in effect than the dried form, although both are used.
Yarrow and Plantain are also useful in checking excessive menstrual flow. A hot infusion (use either herb or both combined together as desired) works best, 1 cup taken every 2 hours.
For period pain:
3 parts Angelica root
3 parts Cramp Bark
3 parts Chamomile flowers
1 part Ginger root
Combined decoction and infusion: 3 cups per day
2 parts Chamomile flowers
2 parts Marigold flowers
1 part Valerian root
Infusion: 3 cups per day
3 parts Chamomile flowers
3 parts Raspberry leaves
3 parts Lemon Balm leaves
Infusion: 3 cups per day
4 parts Cramp Bark
1 part Ginger root
Combined decoction and infusion: 3 cups per day
3 parts Chamomile flowers
1 part Hop flowers
1 Part Valerian root
Infusion: 3 cups per day
3 parts Motherwort herb
1 part Vervain leaves
1 part Valerian root
Infusion: 3 cups per day
Chamomile flowers
Lemon Balm leaves
Marigold flowers
Raspberry leaves
Vervain leaves
Strong infusion of any of the above, alone or in combination:
3 cups per day — for best results commence treatment a week prior to the expected date of menstruation
To regularize menstruation and reduce menstrual pain (especially at puberty and menopause):
Shepherd's Purse herb
Decoction: 3 cups per day during the 10 days preceding the expected date of menstruation
For delayed menstruation:
2 parts Angelica root
2 parts Motherwort herb
1 part Marigold flowers
1 part Yarrow herb
Infusion: 3 cups per day
3 parts Cramp Bark
1 part Motherwort herb
1 part Marigold flowers
Infusion: 3 cups per day
For pre-menstrual tension, headache and depression:
2 parts Motherwort herb
2 parts Lemon Balm leaves
2 parts Vervain leaves
1 part Skullcap herb
1 part Valerian root
2 parts Dandelion root
Infusion: 3 cups per day
1 part Motherwort herb
1 part Lemon Balm leaves
Infusion: 3 cups per day
For fluid retention associated with menstruation:
1 part Cleavers herb
2 parts Dandelion root
2 parts Marshmallow root
Infusion: 3 cups per day

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