As a natural healing practitioner, I get many women asking me for help to heal their wombs. This is a very broad topic as there could be so many different issues related to the female reproductive system, besides the fact that we are all different and might need different healing. Therefore, I would recommend a herbal medicine consultation to anyone who would like to start a healing process by using herbs, so your therapist can assess what herbs would work better for you while making sure there are no interactions or contraindications.
It is also important to understand that herbal medicine must be practiced holistically to be effective, so the focus should be on the entire body, not just the womb (the same goes for any other health issues). In particular, I recommend bowel cleansing before starting any herbal treatments, but even more when trying to heal the womb, as bowel toxicity highly affects the female reproductive system. Addressing stress is also essential as a lot of tension is held in our womb.
Nutrition is equally important, as we need to make sure there is an abundance of Vitamin E, folic acid and healthy fats (the precursors to our hormones and are therefore essential for hormone balance) in the diet.
Once all this has been addressed, specific herbal remedies can be recommended. Here is a list of the main herbs that I use in my practice to treat female complaints:
- Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai)
Also called female ginseng, has a long list of properties, but it is an especially great remedy to treat menopausal symptoms and other female hormonal issues.
- Red raspberry leaf
This is a specific for women’s health conditions. It is rich in Iron, Vit. C, and several minerals. It helps to tone and strengthen the uterus, to regulate hormones, and to ease nausea. Moreover, it soothes gastrointestinal issues and boosts the immune system. This makes it a perfect herb to treat menstrual pains, and a great ally for new moms after childbirth.
This herb is a lovely antispasmodic, meaning that it helps to release tension held in your body, and its affinity to the female reproductive system makes it a great remedy for menstrual cramps and other PMS symptoms. I also recommend it to women who are trying to conceive.
- Maca root
Maca is an amazing superfood as well as a wonderful hormone balancer for both men and women.
- Black Cohosh
This is one of the most commonly used herbs for any female complaints as it soothes, relaxes and improves the tone of the uterus.
- Chaste tree berry
Lovely herb to support normal hormone levels, especially progesterone. It can be used for a variety of female complaints, but especially to treat menstrual and menopausal problems.
I had great results in my practice with these herbs, but they are just a few of the remedies that nature has given us to support women’s health. Nature gives us so many tools, isn’t it just beautiful to learn how to use them?