Women’s Special

“Women’s Special” with Capsella bursa pastoris, Valeriana officinalis, Alchemilla vulgaris, Salvia officinalis

 

  • Description
    • Capsella bursa pastoris (Shepherd’s purse) is originally native to Eastern Europe and Asia but now a common weed in many parts of the world, especially in colder climates. It is used in the traditional Austrian medicine.women
    • Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) is a hardy perennial flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers. Valerian flower extracts are used as perfume. The plant is well-known for its medical use – even Hippocrates praised its virtues – and often referred to as “All-heal”.
    • Alchemilla vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle, Yarrow) is clump-forming or mounded perennial with basal leaves. This herbal plant is native to cool temperate and subarctic regions of Europe and Asia. For the Germanic tribes it was the sacred herb for the Norse goddess Frigga, notably in her role as matron of birthing.
    • Salvia officinalis (Common Sage) is a perennial, evergreen subshrub native to the Mediterranean region, though it has naturalized in many places throughout the world. Salvia is derived from the Latin word salvere – to save -, referring its healing properties. The medical school of Salerno, famous during medieval times, dedicated its motto to this herb: Cur moriatur homo cui Salvia crescit in horto: Why should a man die who cultivates Sage in his garden?

 

  • Potential virtues
    • Shepard’s purse stops bleeding of different kinds. Already Hildegard von Bingen knew about its virtues. The herb is used for women to regulate excessive menstrual blood flow. It can also help to regulate blood pressure.
    • Valerian is mainly used for its sedative and anxiolytic effects, notably in case of sleep disorders, nervous agitation and anxiety. For women, this herb helps alleviating menstrual / menopause discomforts.
    • Lady’s Mantle is a long known herb: even Hildegard von Bingen recommended it to regulate excessive menstrual bleeding. Lady’s mantle is best used during the second half of the menstrual cycle against menstrual pains. Moreover, it can be helpful in treating spasms from gastrointestinal disorders or loss of appetite.
    • Salvia officinalis has been used since ancient times, eg. for warding off evil, to treat snakebites, to increase fertility. In the traditional Austrian medicine Sage herb has been used internally (as tea or directly chewed) for treatment of disorders of the respiratory tract, mouth, gastrointestinal tract, and skin. Modern science proves its multiple actions: antibiotic, antifungal, antisweating, astringent, antispasmodic, estrogenic, hypoglycemic, and tonic. Women use sage to cure painful menstrual periods, to correct excessive milk flow during nursing, and to reduce hot flashes during menopause.

 

  • I typically prescribe “Women’s Special” composition to improve women’s quality of life, especially in case of painful menstruation and during menopause. “Women’s Special” is a composition that helps
    • To regulate gynaecologic disorders, notably PMS syndromes but also irregular menstruations
    • To alleviates common menopause syndromes such as hot flashes, irritation, anxiety or depression
    • To reduce nervousness, sleeplessness through its relaxing and sedative virtues
    • To alleviate cardiac troubles with vascoconstricting, antihemorhagic and haemostatic effects

 

  • Recommended basic treatment
    • Take 2 capsules 3 times a day with a large glass of water before meals (morning, midday, evening)
    •  “Women’s Special” should be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women only after discussion with an experienced practitioner 
    • Valerian has a mild sedative effect and can cause mild gastrointestinal disorders.
    • Persons with kidney stones are advised to use Shepard’s purse with caution.