Herbs for Women

20 Dec 2017
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Herbs often lead to the thought of some miraculous and supernatural cures. Today, the importance and utility of herbs are a subject more of argument and speeches, than of actual research. There are ample amounts of herbs that have helped women in ways of treating different feminine ailments. Here is a tiny note on a few herbs that we use in day to day life and their possible role in a woman’s life.

1. Basil

  • Anti-inflammatory agent for swelling and relieving arthritis hence also prevents osteoporosis
  • Can also smooth the mother’s milk in lactating mothers, the active component leaves tryptophan which is proven to delay menopause
  • The compound eugenol is known to kill the fungi that cause vaginal discharge so it also acts as a fungicidal
  • Aids in the process of ovulation

2. Rosemary

  • A rich source of antioxidants, hence, acts as an anti-carcinogenic.
  • A good source of calcium and vitamin B is consumed in the form of dried powdered extract and liquid extract made from fresh or dried leaves can help treat calcium deficiencies.
  • It is typically applied to the skin to treat conditions like eczema
  • The active component, carnosic acid is believed to treat conditions like Alzheimer’s and Dementia

3. Neem

  • It has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, making it effective in treating conditions like dandruff
  • It soothes irritation and prevents dryness and flaking
  • Also has detoxifying properties and can protect skin from environmental damage and from ageing
  • Neem oil helps to prevent and treat scars from acne



4. Cinnamon

  • Is effective in alleviating symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and also vaginal yeast infections
  • Is delicious spice and has excellent digestive properties that can treat IBS and even bloating
  • Applying its oil directly to the skin can be helpful in reducing inflammation, swelling, pain, and redness
  • The combination of it with honey is used together to boost skin and is beneficial for acne and signs of skin allergies 

5. Turmeric

  • Turmeric is well known as a blood purifier and also called golden herb due to its numerous health benefits
  • Is widely used as an antiseptic in the cosmetic industry
  • Is anti-carcinogenic, can help treat ovarian, breast cancers
  • Its antispasmodic action can help with menstrual cramps
  • The compound curcumin present in it inhibits the growth of cells of the uterine fibroid thereby preventing the proliferation


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