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Magnesium

Excerpt from Healthy Diet and Nutrition for Women The body requires adequate levels of magnesium in order to maintain energy and vitality. Women suffering from excessive levels of anxiety experience increased levels of stress and wear and tear on the body and depleted energy levels. The body needs magnesium in order to produce ATP, the end […]

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Relaxant and anti-spasmodic herbs: Chamomile

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Chamomile is a time-honored herb, called “ground apple” by the ancient Greeks because of its pleasant apple-like scent. Chamomile was used as a stewing herb during the Middle Ages, and today it is enjoyed as a tea by both adults and children throughout Europe and Latin America. […]

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Mood balancing and sleep promoting herbs: Skullcap

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Skullcap is a blue-helmeted flowering plant. It is traditionally used as a tonic for nervous tension and insomnia. Herbalists consider it one of the best nerve tonics ever discovered. It acts through the cere-brospinal centers, and its active components are its bitter principles and a volatile oil, […]

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1 Mood balancing and sleep promoting herbs: Valerian Root

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Valerian is a perennial plant widely distributed in the temperate regions of North America, Europe, and Asia. It is most often cultivated for medicinal purposes. The dried root has a distinctive odor now thought offensive, but in the sixteenth century, it was considered fragrant and laid among […]

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General endocrine gland, energy support and anti-aging: Siberian Ginseng

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) belongs to the same family as panax ginseng, but the exact composition differs considerably. The most pharmacologically active constituents in Siberian ginseng are eleutherosides, some of which are similar in structure to the saponins contained in Asian ginseng. Siberian ginseng has been used […]

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Herbs with estrogen-like effects: Yin Herbs

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Traditional Asian medicine maintains that health and well-being are believed to be a balance of two equally important, but opposing, principles—yin and yang. Yin is associated with attributes such as femininity, receptivity, calmness, coolness, and moisture. Yin also regulates the fluids, blood, and tissues of your body, […]

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