Women's Health

Many health issues women face can be treated using natural methods. Consider common day-to-day issues that all women face at one point or another during their lives: pain during menstruation, irregular cycles, and, eventually, the symptoms associated with menopause. Many women also struggle with fertility or breastfeeding. Some are generally healthy, but still struggle with hormonal imbalances leading to acne or mood disorders.

Many women are turning to natural health remedies to alleviate these problems. However, many sources online, particularly social media, are either uninformative, inaccurate, or purposefully misleading in order to promote sponsored products. Sources from the scientific perspective often discount or ignore natural health methods, and those from the natural health perspective lack useful information or historical evidence on they work. We close this informational gap by tackling women’s health remedies from both perspectives and by conducting impartial, thorough deep-dives on each topic. We also incorporate a wider perspective by not limiting our research to only academic studies. We incorporate indigenous knowledge, traditional medical systems (i.e. Ayurveda), and different ways of knowing, in order to present the most comprehensive analysis of each remedy examined.

Find out how to better balance your hormones and treat many of your health issues using Shatavari, one of the most popular herbal remedies in Ayurvedic medicines for women’s health. From menstrual pain to breastmilk production, its considered the primary balancing female tonic. Or, read into seed cycling, a simple method encouraging the consumption of certain seeds during certain times of the month to balance hormones. 

Shatavari benefits for women

Shatavari is a medicinal plant with a range of health benefits for women. Shatavari benefits for women include its abilities to improve menstrual health (alleviate PMS, cramps, and excessive bleeding), regulate cycles, reduce symptoms of menopause (i.e. hot flashes, insomnia, etc.), treat PCOS, improve fertility, and to increase milk production while breastfeeding.

Seed Cycling Chart

Seed cycling may help balance hormones and reduce menstrual cramps. Our seed cycling chart below demonstrates how this works: for the first half of your menstrual cycle (beginning on the first day of the period to about the 15th day) consume approximately two tablespoons of flax seeds and pumpkin seeds daily; for the second half, sesame and sunflower.