Herbal Pharmacy – 7

Mystical Magical Herbs

Tabebuia_impetiginosa

Photo of Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d’arco).

Sage ~ Salvia officinalis  [ Hot flashes ]

Traditionally used to reduce hot flashes. Sage is not only a popular culinary herb, but also widely used as a remedy for hot flashes. The plant is rich in tannins, giving it astringent properties and supporting its use to reduce excessive bodily functions. In addition to hot flashes/flushes, these drying properties may benefit other menopausal symptoms such as night sweats and heavy periods. Scientific studies have shown that several compounds in sage possess estrogenic effects, which may further explain its use in menopause. Infuse 1/2 tablespoon of fresh or dried sage in 1 cup of boiling water. Steep three minutes, strain out the herb and drink while hot. It is safe to drink one or two cups twice weekly, especially the week before your period. May also relieve PMS symptoms.

German Chamomile ~ Matricaria recutita […

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