From menstruation to menopause, obesity, irregular periods, iron deficiency, acne, and anaemia, women deal with health problems that tend to intensify with age. And while it is simply easier to pop a pill that is available over the counter it is an unhealthy solution in the long run and also is capable of only temporary relief. While we can never fully reject Allopathic medicines, there are natural herbs that can be used as alternatives for a few of these problems faced by women.
Here’s a list of things herbs can take care of:
1. Ashokarishta eases menstrual stress
Celebrating womanhood comes with a price, at times. Apart from experiencing loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and constipation, menstruation can cause a lot of discomfort and pain. Ashokarishta is known to cure heavy bleeding and inflammation.
2. Ashwagandha reduces stress
Hormones can hijack your stress levels and toy with it in the worst ways possible. And stress, as we know, can move people in mad, inexplicable ways. Remember those days of mood swings and anxiety attacks? Ashwagandha is known to support a good mood and combat mental and emotional stress.
3. Chitrak Mool and Nirgundi relieves pre-menstrual pain
For some people, their menstrual cycle marks the beginning of a long battle with backaches, swelling, and depression. Popping in pills to numb the spasm and overloading yourself with chocolates and other fatty foods to combat depression is not really the wisest thing to do. Consume herbs like Chitrak Mool and Nirgundi to ease the pre-menstrual pain.
4. Mahabhringaraj oil can prevent hair from greying
According to Ayurveda, some reasons contributing to grey hair can be as simple as anger and warm showers. It can also be caused by cold and sinus problems. Mahabhringaraj oil works as a preventive measure for greying.
5. Sundari Kalp Forte eases menopause
From experiencing heart palpitations, tingling skin, mood swings, dizziness, vaginal dryness and itching, urinary continence, menopause is a period of unrest and unease. Sundari Kalp Forte with a healthier and smoother transition to menopause.
6. Liquorice helps in curing PCOS symptoms
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a condition of excessive testosterone, causes infertility, weight gain, facial hair and acne. Caused due to an unhealthy lifestyle mostly, every one-in-five Indian women suffer from PCOS. Liquorice can help in curing PCOS symptoms by inhibiting the action of testosterone on receptors.
7. Schisandra berries can slow down ageing
Even if everyone must age gracefully with time, the tyranny of pollution and chemicals make people age before time. Traditionally used by Chinese royalty, Schisandra berries can slow down ageing as it is high in antioxidant compounds and other phytonutrients.
8. Shatavari increases female libido
If you are run-down or depleted of oestrogen, there are herbs that can come handy and revive your sexual drive. Shatavari is an ayurvedic herb that increases the follicle-stimulating hormone in women.
9. Commiphora Mukul and Punarnava help in dealing with obesity
If you have a slow and sluggish metabolism and are unable to lose weight, there is a herb that can help you shed that weight. Commiphora Mukul and Punarnava work on improving your metabolism and will help you with weight loss.
10. Turmeric can cure leukorrhea
Leukorrhea is a term used to denote thick, whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge. Turmeric is the wonder herb known to cure many illnesses including leukorrhea.
Keep them herbs handy, ladies.
Disclaimer: Please consult a certified Ayurvedic doctor before taking these herbs.