Feverfew has proved to be a useful herb for treating migraine headaches. There were two doubleblind studies done in Great Britain proving the effectiveness of Feverfew for treating headaches.
Evening Primrose Oil is an excellent source of Essential Fatty Acids Gamalinolenic Acid and Linoleic Acid. An essential fatty acid is a nutrient that the body cannot make but is essential for good health.
Evening Primrose Oil contains hormone-like substances called prostaglandins.
It lowers blood pressure and slows down the speed at which cholesterol is made. It can help inhibit the formation of clots. In short a very good herb for the heart and circulatory system.
Ginko Biloba is another Chinese herb. It has had favourable effects on vascular insufficiency and age related decrease in brain function. Ginko may be useful for the forgetfulness many menopausal women complain of.
Kava is used throughout the world as a remedy for anxiety and insomnia.
- JOHN’S WORT
St. John’s Wort was used in ancient times to treat menstrual disorders.
This herb is used for the treatment of anxiety and mild depression.
Passion Flower has been used in Mexico and Central America as a gentle remedy for insomnia for centuries. In Italy it is used to treat hyperactive children. It is quieting and soothing to the nervous system.
Valerian Root is used as a mild sedative and helps promote sleep. It contains an essential oil and alkaloids which combine to produce a calming sedative effect. It can be used as a tranquilizer for treating anxiety.