The astrological stuff referred to is likely Carey's stuff, the Scheussler all-cell salts. That's actually an interesting topic. I have a great book
on it that shows faces and symptoms in the faces and which of these likely would resolve it. The problem with those is that they are homeopathic
(while this is a stretch for me, I'm willing to give anything benefit of the doubt if it isn't super expensive and doesn't hurt me and might help),
and you have to take them daily for eons, allegedly, to get the benefits. I have a ton of them in a drawer... I haven't taken them much to report on
results either way. As for the astrology element, I cannot speak to that part. I tend to be an evidence-based sort, which is to say, I would not trust
anything to help for any reason except that me or someone else actually tried it and reported on something helping... whether this coincided with the
right position of the stars would probably not influence me I admit!
But that is not about herbs.
On female stuff: first, I don't want to say anything that could be misconstrued as medical advice. I am merely musing about a topic of philosophical
and practical interest; you should make your decisions with someone you know and trust.
Hormones are created by your body. Granted, as we get older the body creates a lot less of them, sadly, which is its own issue. But that aside,
everything in your body is created by your body, and your body itself is created by -- as are all these funky glandular substances, from blood to
lymph to adrenalin to T3 -- what you eat.
When you have a hormonal issue affecting your menses it generally means that your body is not able to "self-regulate" the way it needs to. This nearly
always speaks to a nutritional deficiency, bearing in mind I'm talking about the kind of thing that takes some years to develop and probably quite
some time to remedy.
But many things CAN be remedied by eating well. Although this is not my personal eating plan I think I can recommend this book for those interested:
The Perfect Health Diet (Jaminet)
I mention this not through my own
interest but because I've had so many people tell me it worked well for them and most importantly, was sustainable (no diet, no matter how good, is
worthwhile if you can't stay on it).
It can also indicate certain levels of toxins such as halides (iodine is a likely deficiency for most people in our culture, and is replaced in the
thyroid by the stuff we put in bread and water which doesn't help).
Excessive bleeding, if that's an issue, can often be a result of fibroids and excess estrogen. I have no personal experience with this but there are a
whole lot of amazon reviews praising supplements like serrapeptase for helping with fibrin-related disorders, from fibroids to peyronie's to surgical
scars to all kinds of other painful and frustrating symptoms. Earthclinic dot com -- which is really a great "home diy health remedy" sort of site --
has suggestions for menses issues. Some common things, such as blackstrap molasses (to ingest), would indicate a mineral deficiency if that helped
someone. I have tried various advice from folks on that site for minor things and had good results.
I applaud your desire to try and heal yourself with nature's options rather than just having 'symptoms treated' by the medical world. To me, anything
not curative is pointless at best (aside from pain relief some need, or preventing further great endangerment) and often harmful at worst.
But do be aware that many herbs are very powerful (e.g. don't ever take Valerian root before driving -- not for nothing is the stuff called nature's
valium) and while even the most dangerous can be very helpful used properly... it is important to use them properly.
Also, be aware there is no real regulation on that industry. I'm ok with that for now because if it were regulated it would only be to make it
unworkable for $ reasons -- the entrenched "illness industry" and all -- but it means that you're best off choosing herbal supplements you either grow
yourself, or from a company with a reputation for quality. Many have blended or incorrect ingredients not because the companies don't check or care
but because until just recently there was really no way to affordably check this stuff. (Recently a Canadian research team started a database to make
this more possible and affordable, a worthy goal. But not likely to help us until the future.)
If you're looking for Yarrow, I can guess what's going on. Be aware that many herbs that deal with bleeding are very strong and shouldn't be used more
than a few weeks running, then lay off them for awhile, or use something else, then rotate back on. My best advice concerning ANY Supplement is to go
to the largest websites -- amazon.com, iherb.com and so on -- and read all the reviews on all the brands of the product. Bear in mind that some brands
(especially cheaper ones) may offer people gift certificates/discounts to write reviews (of things they haven't used) and some are just fake, but if
you read a lot of reviews you get the feel for what is real and what is not. And most of the confirmed buyers especially of the more expensive brands
I recommend you go read the reviews that relate to herbals for your symptoms. Things that might be helpful to you:
Red Raspberry Leaves:
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