Female Health

May 4, 2018

Black Haw (Viburnum prunifolium) Research

Latin Name: Viburnum prunifolium Family: Caprifoliaceae Black haw roots and stems have been used in herbal home remedies to relax the uterus. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is […]
May 4, 2018

Calendula / Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Calendula officinalis Family: Asteraceae Calendula flowers have an unique aroma and brilliant orange and yellow coloration.  It has shown in research to be a promising ingredient in skin recipes. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview […]
May 5, 2018

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) Research

Latin Name: Elettaria cardamomum Greater Cardamom: Amomum subulatum Family: Zingeberaceae Cardamom, in the same family as ginger, is a revered Indian herb used to improve digestive issues, respiratory complaints, and freshen the breathe.  In research, it has shown beneficial antimicrobial and analgesic actions. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation […]
May 7, 2018

Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) Research

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile or Anthemis nobilis Family: Asteraceae Roman chamomile has been used for indigestion, respiratory congestion, and mental fatigue.  It has also been used topically as an antiseptic, and to help reduce inflammation. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with […]
May 7, 2018

Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) Research

Latin Name: Vitex agnus-castus Family: Verbenaceae The chaste berry has been long been used throughout history as a female tonic: improving menstruation, fertility, milk production, and menopausal symptoms. RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description […]
May 7, 2018

Cinnamon (Cinnamom zeylanicum) Research

Latin Name: Cinnamom zeylanicum Family: Lauracae Cinnamon is a common spice, coming from the bark or leaves of the tropical Coppiced tree.  It is one of the most potent antimicrobial essential oils, tested against hundreds of bacteria and fungi.  It has also shown the ability to help lower blood sugar and […]
May 10, 2018

Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus) Research

Latin Name: Viburnum opulus Family: Caprifoliaceae Cramp Bark is an herb that has been used to help reduce menstrual cramping. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by […]
May 10, 2018

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) Research

Latin Name: Cuminum cyminum Family: Apiaceae Cumin is a food spice that has been enjoyed for thousands of years.  As an herb, it is used to help with flatulence and other digestive complaints. The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief […]
May 10, 2018

Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) Research

Latin Name: Angelica sinensis Family: Apiaceae Also called female ginseng, dong quai is an herb that has been used as a female health tonic: for menstrual complaints and menopausal symptoms. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief […]
May 13, 2018

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Research

Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare Family: Apiaceae Fennel seeds can be made into a tea to reduce digestive upset and coughing.  The herb also has an estrogenic effect that may help with painful menstruation and menopausal symptoms.  Further, fennel has shown insecticidal, anti-parasite, and repelling potential.  In vitro research has found the […]
May 14, 2018

Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) Research

Latin Name: Linum usitatissimum Family: Linaceae Eating flaxseed may help with reducing cholesterol and blood sugar levels.  It has also shown in some research to help with estrogen levels in menopausal women, possibly aiding in the reduction of hot flashes and osteoporosis. RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a […]
May 14, 2018

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) Research

Latin Name: Pelargonium graveolens Family: Geraniaceae The geranium plant has long been used for its insect repelling activities.  Flowers can be planted in the yard, and the essential oil is often seen as an ingredient in at home bug spray recipes. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific […]