Here is a selection of herbs that can help with your genito-urinary system. Each one comes with a brief description - click on 'More..' for more information about the medical uses, other uses and dosage.
Angelica was introduced to Scandinavia in around 950 AD, and it has taken a special position in the culture and tradition of the area ever since. It is used as a musical instrument, a drink, a spice and even as an ingredient in that most potent of drinks, Absinthe.
However, it is as a medicinal supplement that Angelica has most captured the imagination. It has a variety of uses but
is reputed to aid with menstruation.
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Ashwagandha is a herb with an interesting history. It was used to make wine for Alexander the Great and has
appeared in herbal remedies for centuries. It is sometimes used as a fertility aid.
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Burdock is a variety of thistle that is widespread across England and Scotland, though less so in other parts of Europe. As you might expect, it has a rich history in English herbology and culture, its name derived from Anglo-Saxon and with references in Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’.
Burdock has diuretic properties that can help with hypertension and some kidney disorders.
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Damiana’s primary use is in stimulating the genito-urinary tract. Its major medical uses therefore are mainly concerned with the sexual organs.
It has historically been a popular natural aphrodisiac and that usage continues today.
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Some people think of it as a weed, whereas it reminds others of a childhood spent outside playing in the grass.
For herbologists though, Dandelion is a powerful remedy that has been registered as a drug in Canada -
this is because of its diuretic properties.
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In Asian medicine, Fo Ti plays an important role in balancing all the systems in your body, with particular focus on the immune system.
However you probably know it better for its role in treating Erectile Disfunction (ED).
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Traditionally ginseng has been used to reduce stress on the body, increase the strength of the immune system and delay the effects
of aging. However, more recently it has been found to help with Diabetes, low libido and even cancer.
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Although raspberries are consumed throughout the world, raspberry leaf is one of those herbal remedies that not many people have heard of.
That's probably because it has a very narrow focus - 90% of the time it is used by pregnant women.
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Saw Palmetto has been the subject of an increasing number of medical and scientific studies. Its most popular use these days is as a herbal
supplement for prostate health, although you may also recognize it as an ingredient in herbal cures for baldness.
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Uva Ursi’s primary use is for urinary tract infections and other urinary problems. In recent scientific
testing, it was found to have a strong antimicrobial and disinfectant action, but it is currently not approved by the FDA.
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