Season 4 Episode 5
The latest episode of Confession of a Christian Chick Podcast was one that means so much to me. This episode was focused on natural herbs that can be used for the healing of the female reproductive system. I was Joined by Kialee, the owner of jakeala.net. In this episode, she shares her infertility journey and her road to healing with herbs.
Before I get started, it is important to note that you should speak with your doctor before taking any of the herbs or supplements listed here. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These herbs and supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You must do your due diligence in researching and testing the herbs and supplements. Please remember, we are here to provide suggestions and not prescribe for any diagnosis. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, DO NOT use any of the herbs or supplements listed here until you speak with your doctors. Now that I've gotten that out of the way, let's get started.
You're probably here because you are struggling with some sort of female reproductive diagnosis. Whether it be; PCOS, Infertility, PID, Fibroids, HPV, Endometriosis, etc. The more I talk to women, I see how common these diagnoses are. I begin to wonder why so many women are going through this. Although I cannot truly say why, I do believe we serve a God that has given us natural remedies to heal our bodies. We only need to educate ourselves on what to take and how to take them. This blog is going to be an introductory post. I am simply going to list herbs and supplements to get you started. From there, you will need to do some further research. You can speak to a certified Herbalist, Naturopath, Midwife, or Doctor on how to use these herbs and supplements to their full potential.
Now, let's dig into these herbs and their uses.
Herbs for the Female Reproductive System
Vitex - Also known as chaste tree or chaste berry. May be used to correct hormonal imbalances.
Spearmint - May be used to balance excessive male hormones
False Unicorn - May treat ovarian cyst
Detoxing the Liver and Kidney
Dandelion - May promote a healthy liver
Burdock Root - High in antioxidants which help fight the effects of free radicals
Cramp Bark - May relieve cramps
Evening Primrose Oil - May relieve breast pain
St. John Warts - May reduce PMS related mood disorders
Lady's Mantle - May help regulate periods. It stimulates the production of progesterone which is essential to regular periods
Dong Quai - May induce a period by improving blood flow to the pelvis
Parsely - High in Vitamin C
Vitamin C - May "elevate your estrogen levels and lower progesterone levels. This causes the uterus to contract and the lining of the uterus to break down, leading to the onset of menstruation."
Female Reproductive Infections
Golden Seal - Contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. May be used to treat infections
AHCC - May help reverse abnormal cervical cells cause by the HPV virus
Echinacea - May help boost the immune system and help the body fight off infections
Calendula - May reduce symptoms of bacterial vaginosis
These herbs can be taken as teas, powders, or capsules. As far as the dosage, the first step you will need to take is getting tested. Test your vitamin levels, hormone levels, and every other possible female health test. Once you obtain your results, you will be able to determine what levels are excessive or lacking. That will help you determine how much of each herb you need to take. The key is remembering to be patient and gentle with yourself. Assist the process by adopting an alkaline diet, as well as implementing a consistent workout regimen. Love yourself throughout all phases of the process and trust God. I pray this post helps you. Please send this to as many women as you think it may help.
- Rani, A., & Sharma, A. (2013). The genus Vitex: A review. Pharmacognosy Reviews, 7(14), 188–198. https://doi.org/10.4103/0973-7847.120522