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10 Essential Chinese Herbs for Women

10 Essential Chinese Herbs for Women

Chinese herbs are natural remedies widely used by people all over the world who are seeking effective alternatives to conventional therapies. Research indicates that specific herbs may possess properties that support a variety of vital body processes.

Women's health requires special attention. Here are some of the top herbs that can transfer their significant benefits to female health:

  • Dong Quai (Chinese angelica root) is known as tonic for women. It is used to maintain a healthy balance of hormone levels. It's also useful for PMS, menopause, reduces anxiety and mood swings. This herb is used to enhance fertility and boost the immunity. It increases blood flow and strengthens heart, liver, lung, spleen and kidney.
  • Nu Zhen Zi (Privet fruit) is used to increase the yin - the passive principle of the universe, characterized as female. The fruit contributes to hair health while keeping it lustrous and helping delay premature graying. In addition, this herb supports liver and kidney functions promotes vision health. It may also provide support for overall female immunity.
  • Yi Mu Cao (Chinese motherwort) is a very important herbal remedy for various gynecological processes. It may be beneficial for irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain, heavy menstruation with clots, and infertility. Also, it is thought to help regulate edema, abdominal distension, fullness after meals, and fatigue. Finally, this herb is also used for some common dermatological conditions.
  • Ginseng is a powerful antioxidant and helps to maintain overall heart health for women, which more prone to serious heart conditions than men. Ginseng also supports sexual health. It is traditionally recommended for increasing female fertility. Ginseng may reduce the problems related to the advent of menopause including mood swings, stress, and other sexual issues. Also, ginseng supports brain function and contributes to thinking clarity. Ginseng has a positive impact on overall immunity. It supports general health and helps maintain normal blood sugar levels.
  • Gingko is famous for its properties to improve circulation in the head, heart and extremities. This herb is taken to support many mental and neurological processes related to aging. Ginkgo may also possess anti-inflammatory effects. It is thought to be helpful for stress, premenstrual syndrome and general  sexual
  • Xian Mao (Curculigo) is used to support bone health and prevent calcium loss. It helps maintain active and independent aging of a woman. The herb has useful properties to strengthen the functions of kidneys and liver and to manage abdominal pain.
  • Long Yang Rou (Longan berry) improves skin health, tonifies the heart and spleen, nourishes the blood. Also, Longan berry supports mental function. It is commonly used for problems associated with over thinking or overwork. The flower and the seed have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Bai He (Lily Bulb) is most commonly used to support respiratory health. Due to its restful effect, Lily bulb is helpful to women suffering from sleeplessness and irritability. Also, bai he has certain benefits unique to women's health as it helps address hormone imbalance, vaginal dryness, night sweating, and hot flashes.
  • Zhang Hong Hua (Saffron) helps with overall back and body discomfort. It addresses minor muscle and joint pain. This herb is thought to improve blood circulation and gives a woman a youthful and glowing look. Drinking the tea helps maintain normal cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure levels. Zang Hong Hua is also used for stress and skin conditions. It regulates menstruation, reduces body heat and strengthens muscles and bones.
  • Huai Shan (Chinese yam) helps regulate energy deficiency, poor appetite, fatigue and normal bowel movements.

For additional information and products, see our Top Selling Formulas for Women's Health.


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