Female Herbs & Vitamins for Women's Health
Femhealth offers female herbs for energy, menopause, PMS, migraines and HRT alternatives for women's health. We specialize in herbal formulas and vitamins for women. We also carry many weight loss formulas.
Our Energy Patch, Siberian Ginseng, DHEA and Her Vitamins help to increase energy and fight fatigue.
We have a new section on women's fertility with information on female herbs, vitamins and supplements to aid conception.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is now widely recognized as a medical condition that affects some women of childbearing age in many ways. Premenstrual Syndrome is related to menstrual hormones and can present itself with physical and psychological symptoms.
There are over 150 symptoms associated with PMS and the number and type of symptoms suffered varies from person to person. The severity of the symptoms can also vary each month. Among the most commonly experienced are:
bloating, headaches, irritability, weight gain, skin problems, mood swings & depression, aggression, fatigue, breast tenderness, poor concentration, and tearfulness.
Other symptoms include tension, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, mental confusion, sinus problems, asthma, epilepsy, styes, acne, alcohol abuse, craving for sweet things, binge eating and backache. No woman experiences all of these symptoms at the same time.
Chaste Tree is probably the most important herb in relation to helping PMS. It has been widely studied in relation to PMS and has shown to be extremely helpful in re-establishing a normal balance of hormones. Chastetree works on the pituitary gland and has a balancing effect on the hormones especially in the second half of the cycle which is why it is such an important herb for PMS symptoms.
Fem-J, Dong Quai, Evening Primrose Oil, Calcium and 5-HTP are also very helpful for PMS.
Menopause and Hot Flashes
The average American woman reaches menopause in her late 40s or early 50s. This powersurge or change of life is quite a transition. The right herbs and vitamins can make both PMS and the transition to menopause much easier. Thirty percent of US women have used HRT - hormone replacement therapy for at least five years. An American Cancer study reveals in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that women who used estrogen replacement therapy for at least 10 years are twice as likely to die of ovarian cancer than women who never used it.
Hot flashes, sometimes accompanied by sweating and flushing, are your body�s response to declining estrogen levels. During a hot flash, which typically lasts from 1 to 5 minutes, your heart beats faster and your skin temperature rises. Hot flashes are the most common symptom of estrogen loss.
Hot flashes can be a difficult experience � emotionally as well as physically. Some women report feeling anxious, embarrassed, angry or depressed during hot flashes.
Although women experience menopause at different times in their lives and tend to struggle with different emotional issues at each stage, the physiological result is the same. Your ovaries produce less and less estrogen, which results in symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. These symptoms can be disturbing. For instance, night sweats can disrupt your sleep, causing you to feel tired and irritable during the day. This can be called the �Cascade Effect.� We do not know why hot flashes last only a few months in some women, while in others they persist for years or never occur at all.
According to the National Women's Health Information Center, the following lifestyle changes may help reduce the severity or frequency of your hot flashes:
- Drink a cool glass of water at the beginning of a hot flash.
- Avoid alcohol or caffeinated drinks. These chemicals increase the discomfort of hot flashes.
- Cut down on red wine, chocolate and aged cheeses. They contain a chemical that can trigger hot flashes by affecting the brain's temperature control.
- Don't smoke -- it aggravates hot flashes.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing made of cotton.
- At home, lower your thermostat; at work, carry a small portable fan.
- Sleep with lightweight blankets.
- Dress in layers, so you can remove some clothing if you suddenly feel hot.
The South American herb MACA is very beneficial for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. We also have Change of Life - COL with Black Cohosh.
Consider trying aromatherapy. Clary Sage is the ultimate women's oil for pregnancy child birth and labor, difficult menstruation, PMS, menopause hot flashes and postpartum depression - a hormone balancer par excellence. It acts as a uterine tonic, encourages labor and stimulates contractions. This oil is a woman's friend for life.
Native to the north Mediterranean coast, Clary Sage was used by the Greeks and Romans for its euphoric, sensual and aphrodisiac qualities.
It relieves stress and tension and sore muscles and is said to promote pleasant dreams and enhance dream recall.
Clary Sage oil has a reputation for helping aging, dry skin and wrinkles by improving cell regeneration and preventing hair loss.
Herbal Weight Loss
Visit our weight loss information guide for herbal supplements: energy patch, diet pills and appetite suppressants.
We offer the top weight loss products available. Pick and choose what you want and leave the rest. We provide an educational approach to reduce your frustation and confusion about what is best for you.
Health authorities in the U.S. will now require drugs containing estrogen to carry warning labels about heart attack, stroke, blood clots and breast cancer. Read the Dangers of HRT.
The most common form of hormone replacement therapy, long believed to preserve mental capacity in women after menopause, instead doubles their risk of dementia, according to a large federal study that raises new questions for the 1.2 million American women currently taking such pills.
If you are in your 40s or 50s, you may wish to try our Change of Life Formula, FEM-J or MACA for Menopause, and try adding some Soy Protein Powder to your diet.
We also offer a special formulation called Her Vitamins. This product includes extra Vitamin K needed to help prevent heavy menstrual bleeding and osteoporosis. Her Vitamins contain Spirulina, Dong Quai, Siberian Ginseng, Wild Yam, Royal Jelly and Soy Isoflavones. Her Vitamins are ideal for adolescent girls and women of all ages and help with energy, PMS and menopause.
Soy foods contain plant estrogens which help maintain hormonal balance. Take at least two Vitamin E and two magnesium capsules daily. Take Feverfew for reducing migraine pain and Cranberry for preventing UTIs - urinary tract infections. It is better than buying Cipro.
Female Herbs & Vitamins for Women's Health