Angelica flowers

Medicinal Plants Supporting PMS Pain

To support and help you during premenstrual periods, you can use medicinal plants either orally, in infusion, dry extract, tablets, or tincture:
Pink Vitex Agnus Cactus flowers
CHASTEBERRY (Vitex agnus-castus) 

is a highly regarded medicinal plant that effectively regulates hormones. It helps to balance excessive levels of estrogen, prolactin, and prostaglandins, which are responsible for menstrual cramps and associated symptoms such as headaches, heavy bleeding, and PMS. Additionally, it increases the levels of progesterone, dopamine, and endorphins, which alleviate fatigue, pain, and weakened immunity related to the menstrual cycle. GINEVÍTEX® is made of this plant.

Vítex agnus castus, helps both to reverse all the symptoms of PCOS and the causes that generate them, safely and naturally.

This beautiful Mediterranean plant is a great ally for women's health. Hippocrates already recommended it in Ancient Greece. It is cataloged by the European Medicines Agency as a medicinal plant and its tincture as “traditional use”.

  • It acts on the pituitary gland, a neuroendocrine organ located at the base of the brain, responsible for controlling hormonal production, both female sex hormones by the ovaries and insulin by the pancreas.
  • Helps correct hormonal disorders that cause most gynecological problems. In the case of PCOS: excess insulin, testosterone, and estrogen and lack of progesterone.
  • It helps regulate the menstrual cycle and the development and maturation of eggs and improves fertility in women diagnosed with PCOS.
  • Its use is compatible with other vitamins, minerals, and plants.
Angelica flowers
CHINESE ANGELICA (Angelica sinensis ) 

Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic effects. It calms muscle tension and relieves spasms.

white willow (Salix Alba L)
WHITE WILLOW, BARK(Salix alba L)

contains a compound called salicin, which is the precursor of aspirin. Salicin has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in reducing headaches and menstrual cramps. However, it should not be used by individuals with menorrhagia, a condition characterized by excessive menstrual bleeding.

Calendula flowers
CALENDULA, FLOWER (Calendula officinalis)

is a flower that has anti-inflammatory properties. It contains compounds such as acetylsalicylic acid and faradiol that help to reduce inflammation by interfering with prostaglandin production. Calendula also stimulates liver activity

Ginger roots
GINGER (Zingiber officinale)

is a natural anti-inflammatory that effectively reduces migraines and menstrual cramps by blocking the production of prostaglandins. These substances are responsible for inflammation and pain. In addition to its pain-relieving properties, ginger is also a natural aphrodisiac.

RASPBERRY LEAF (Rubus idaeus)
RASPBERRY LEAF (Rubus idaeus)

It promotes the function of the uterus in women of any age and prevents tension and spasms that are common in this organ.

TURMERIC (Curcuma longa)

Turmeric, a spice renowned for its curcumin and beta-carotene content, boasts anti-cancer properties and exhibits potent anti-inflammatory effects. Its anti-inflammatory capabilities rival those of certain prescription medications without their associated side effects. Additionally, turmeric promotes stress reduction by enhancing serotonin levels.

PASSIONFLOWER (Passiflora incarnata L)
PASSIONFLOWER (Passiflora incarnata L)

A gentle herb with remarkable versatility, serves as a natural muscle relaxant. Its sedative, anxiolytic, antispasmodic, and analgesic properties effectively combat stress, insomnia, and muscle pain.

MUGWORT or WORMWOOD (Artemisia absinthium)
MUGWORT or WORMWOOD (Artemisia absinthium)

Mugwort or wormwood alleviates menstrual pain through various mechanisms. It promotes mental calmness and reduces stress, exhibits antidepressant and toning effects, boosts physical and mental vitality, promotes kidney function to help prevent fluid retention, and supports liver detoxification.

SAGE (Salvia officinalis)
SAGE (Salvia officinalis)

Sage's properties extend beyond menstrual cramps to encompass blood sugar regulation. It not only soothes menstrual pain but also plays a crucial role in maintaining stable blood sugar levels by controlling glucose release from the liver.

YARROW (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow possesses dual properties as an antihemorrhagic and anti-inflammatory agent. It promotes blood fluidity to prevent clotting while also reducing inflammation.

FEVERFEW (Tanacetum parthenium)
FEVERFEW (Tanacetum parthenium)

A natural remedy revered for its effectiveness, specifically combats migraines and headaches stemming from hormonal changes. Its active ingredient, parthenolide, exerts its beneficial effects by relaxing muscle contractions, reducing inflammation, and preventing the constriction of blood vessels in the brain, effectively curbing the intensity of headaches. Moreover, feverfew provides relief from menstrual discomfort, easing inflammation, cramps, mood swings, and anxiety.

COCOA (Theobroma cacao L.)
Pure non-defatted COCOA (Theobroma cacao L.)

The unadulterated form of the cocoa bean, is a nutritional powerhouse brimming with antioxidants, magnesium, dopamine, tryptophan, and serotonin.

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LIVER CLEANSING PLANTS:

Essential for general and hormonal health in particular

Boldo (Peumus boldus)
Boldo (Peumus boldus)

Is a tree native to the central and southern regions of Chile. Its leaves have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to support liver health.

Boldo contains a compound called boldine, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties may help protect the liver from damage caused by toxins and alcohol.

Boldo is also thought to stimulate bile production, which helps to remove toxins from the body.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Is a plant that is native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Its roots, leaves, and flowers have all been used in traditional medicine to support liver health.

Dandelion contains a compound called taraxasterol, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties may help protect the liver from damage caused by toxins and alcohol.

Dandelion is also thought to stimulate bile production, which helps to remove toxins from the body.

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)

Is a plant that is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Its seeds have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat liver diseases.

Milk thistle contains a compound called silymarin, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties may help protect the liver from damage caused by toxins, alcohol, and certain medications.

Silymarin is also thought to promote liver cell regeneration, which can help to repair damage that has already been done to the liver.

Belly massage

TOPICAL APPLICATION

Belly and vulva massage

In ancient traditions, belly and uterus massages are performed, such as Mayan sobadas or Ayurveda uterus massage. It is a way to relax, give warmth, love, and consciousness, release memories and provide elasticity. We can macerate fresh plants in a base oil or add good quality essential oils to the base oil (ylang ylang, lavender, jasmine, rose, cloves, St. John's wort flowers, bay laurel, lemon balm, chamomile..)

A woman enjoying a bath
Baths 

can be used to deliver the benefits of herbs and essential oils to the body in a variety of ways. Sitz baths are a type of bath that focuses on the pelvic area, while vaginal sprays are designed to deliver soothing and therapeutic effects directly to the vagina. Full-body baths can be used to reap the benefits of herbs and essential oils throughout the entire body. Infusions, decoctions, and essential oils can be added to the bath water to enhance the therapeutic effects.

Sitz baths 

These baths are typically taken in a shallow tub and are designed to target the pelvic area. Sitz baths can be filled with warm water and herbs, essential oils, or a combination of both. They are often used to relieve pain and inflammation in the pelvic region, as well as to promote healing after childbirth or surgery.

Vaginal sprays 

Vaginal sprays are designed to deliver soothing and therapeutic effects directly to the vagina. They are often used to relieve dryness, irritation, and itching, as well as to promote healing after childbirth or surgery. Vaginal sprays can be made with infusions, decoctions, or essential oils.

Full-body baths

Full-body baths can be used to reap the benefits of herbs and essential oils throughout the entire body. They can be filled with warm water and herbs, essential oils, or a combination of both. Full-body baths can be relaxing and calming, and they can also promote healing, reduce stress, and boost the immune system.

A woman smelling a bottle of essential oil

INHALATION

Aromatherapy: jasmine and lavender essential oil.

  • Diffuse the oil: Add a few drops of jasmine or lavender essential oil to a diffuser and let it run in your home or bedroom.

or inhale from the bottle, 2-3 deep breaths, repeat when needed.

Here are some of the benefits of using jasmine and lavender essential oil for pain:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety: Both jasmine and lavender essential oils have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, which can contribute to pain. When we are stressed, our bodies release hormones that can make pain worse. Relaxing essential oils can help to counteract these effects.

  • Promotes sleep: Jasmine and lavender essential oils can also help to promote sleep, which can further improve pain management. When we are well-rested, our bodies are better able to cope with pain.

  • Reduces inflammation: Jasmine and lavender essential oils have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce pain associated with inflammation, such as muscle aches and pain.

  • Provides aromatherapy benefits: Inhaling the scent of jasmine and lavender essential oils can have a calming and relaxing effect on the mind and body. This can help to reduce stress and promote overall well-being.

Source of information: ginevitex.com

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