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An Herbalist Advice: Actaea Racemosa


Ladies, it is part of our nature to have our monthly friend, our menstrual cycle. Yes, it is disturbing and disgusting, but it is something that we must go through until our bodies go straight into menopause. But while we are going through our menstrual cycle, we have to endure a few of the notorious side effects that our bodies decide to throw at us: pain, cramps, uterine swelling, fluid retention, mood swings, among many others. Thankfully, there is an herb that can help relieve the pain that we endure while we are on our menstrual cycle.

Actaea Racemosa, also known as black cohosh, is an amazing herb. It has the ability to relieve the pain, cramps, and the uterine swelling. This herb is usually blended with vitex which is found in commercial formulas for menstrual difficulties. The one thing with this herb is that it must be taken over a period of time for it to be effective. The typical dosage is 3 to 4 dropperfuls of the tincture two times per day. However, if you must be cautious just like with anything else. For some women, this herb might bring on heavy menstrual bleeding.

There are other herbs that you may use if you want to help relieve any symptoms you may be experiencing, if you want to know what they are please let me know and I will tell you what they are and how to use them.

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