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St. John's Wort: For First Aid, Nerve Pain, and Mood Support

St. John's Wort: For First Aid, Nerve Pain, and Mood Support

St. John's Wort (*Hypericum perforatum*) is a remarkable herb that has been used for centuries in traditional botanical medicine. Renowned for its healing properties, this versatile plant is celebrated for its effectiveness in treating a range of conditions, from first aid and nerve pain, menopausal symptoms, to emotional and mood support.

In this post, we'll explore the medicinal uses of St. John's Wort, discuss important contraindications, and delve into its fascinating connections with sunshine.

 

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The Incredible Benefits of Shatavari for Women’s Health

The Incredible Benefits of Shatavari for Women’s Health

Shatavari, a powerful herb widely used in Ayurvedic medicine, has been revered for centuries for its profound benefits for both men and women's general and reproductive health. In this blog we are focusing on some important aspects of women's health.

Known scientifically as *Asparagus racemosus*, Shatavari translates to "she who possesses a hundred husbands," highlighting its traditional use in promoting fertility and vitality. However, the benefits of Shatavari extend far beyond reproductive health.

Let’s explore how this remarkable herb can enhance various aspects of women’s well-being.

 

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Sacred Tulsi: A Natural Ally for Menopausal Women

Sacred Tulsi: A Natural Ally for Menopausal Women

Menopause deserves to be honored and celebrated just as much as starting our menstruation and having babies, but the associated symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep disturbances, can make it challenging for many women to celebrate this season of their lives. 

 

So we search for herbs, wellness practices, and mediations to help us stay grounded in the truth of this experience as one that opens us up to even more profound wisdom and grace than ever before.

 

In the pursuit of holistic well-being during menopause, you may find Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, emerges as a valuable herbal ally. This sacred herb, revered in Ayurveda for its myriad health benefits, holds particular promise for menopausal women.

 

I sincerely hope this is supportive of your transition.

 

Hugs,
Maria

 

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Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone In Women During Perimenopause and Menopause

Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone In Women During Perimenopause and Menopause
Perimenopause and menopause mark significant stages in a woman's life, accompanied by hormonal changes that can affect various aspects of well-being. One crucial hormone that experiences a decline during this period is testosterone. While traditionally associated with men, testosterone plays a vital role in women's health, influencing energy levels, mood, and muscle mass. Fortunately, there are natural ways, such as incorporating herbs and Qigong practices, to support and optimize testosterone levels in perimenopausal and menopausal women. Continue reading

The Birth Song Botanicals Guide to Motherwort

The Birth Song Botanicals Guide to Motherwort
Modern motherwort uses are undoubtedly informed by its history as an herb with rich medicinal potential. Occasionally called a cardiotonic, some of its main uses relate to the reproductive system and the heart, where many people feel and hold a great deal of tension and anxiety. Motherwort also provides nervine support, and because it alleviates these nervous feelings, herbalists use the plant to release the feelings from the physical body as well. Continue reading

Herbs for Hot Flashes in Menopause

Herbs for Hot Flashes in Menopause

 In this blog, we explore the transformative journey of menopause and offer insights on preparing for this phase of life. I will highlight and emphasize the importance of understanding menopause as a gradual process rather than a sudden event involving hormonal changes leading to various symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and more.

We explore and seek to change the cultural perception of menopause, challenging the negative stereotypes associated with this powerful time in a woman's life.

I will share a holistic approach to menopause preparation, incorporating herbal remedies, mindfulness practices, and nourishing habits by providing specific suggestions, such as spending time in nature, practicing meditation, incorporating Qigong movements, consuming nourishing herbal teas, black cohosh, and using adaptogenic herbs like Ashwagandha and Tulsi.

Plus, I give a DIY recipe that you can blend yourself to cool and alleviate hot flashes and night sweats.

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Yoni Steam- The Sacred Origin, The Herbs, and How To Steam

Yoni Steam- The Sacred Origin, The Herbs, and How To Steam

Hello Beautiful! Have you experienced a yoni steam?

On today’s episode of Apothecary Wisdom, we’ll explore the restorative practice of yoni steams. There is a lot you need to know about them. Yoni steams offer us the to restore the disconnect from our female body, yoni/uterus, whether that be from birth, unsatisfying intimate experiences, trauma, abuse, surgeries, or just cultural disconnect.

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Exploring Herbal Support for Perimenopausal Women

Exploring Herbal Support for Perimenopausal Women

As a perimenopausal woman, you may be exploring which herbs and botanicals  can help manage the symptoms and challenges accompanying this natural life transition. Herbal medicine and women's wisdom are intertwined and rooted in nature and ancestral ways. We call this the wise woman way.

 

In this blog, I will share with you some of the most well-known and loved herbs for perimenopausal women. 

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Herbal Remedies for Heavy Period Bleeding in Perimenopause

Herbal Remedies for Heavy Period Bleeding in Perimenopause
Being a woman means you will bleed.  Not all blood is from wounds, nor does it have to always be dangerous, scary, or gross.  Bleeding is a natural, normal, and healthy part of a woman’s life. Beginning with menstruation, then during and after childbirth, and finally during menopause.  As a woman slowly changes hormonally during the process of menopause many women experience erratic menstrual cycles and sometimes heavy unexpected flows commonly referred to as “flooding.”  On today’s Apothecary Wisdom we’re continuing our conversation about menopause and menstrual flooding.  I’m so glad you’re here with me today.  Together we’re growing and learning more about woman’s wisdom, botanical wisdom and feminine power. Continue reading