Shatavari is said to translate as “she who possesses a hundred husbands” in Sanskrit: it is the most important rejuvenative tonic for women in Ayurvedic medicine. It is cooling, soothing, moistening and restores balance when body and mind are overheated and depleted. It has a calming effect, reducing anxiety and stress and increasing energy and strength. It regulates hormonal imbalances, with particular effectiveness during menopause.
Known throughout Western herbal medicine history as a powerful female reproductive tonic and wound healer, lady’s mantle helps to tone and strengthen the pelvic floor and uterus. It also promotes hormonal balance, reduces vaginal discharge, eases irritation, helps to prevent infections and promotes a healthy vaginal flora – all of which are wonderfully supportive through the menopause.
Beautiful in both look and smell, rose is wonderful for calming anxiety, relieving irritability and lifting the spirits. Rose decongests, soothes and tones the reproductive system. Its cooling effect is particularly beneficial for easing menopausal hot flushes and night sweats, and it also promotes emotional balance, calming mood swings. It promotes healthy, restful sleep, supports digestive health, relieves nausea and promotes a healthy gut flora. It modulates inflammation and has a mild diuretic and antiseptic action, helping to ease urinary tract infections and fluid retention.
Hawthorn is excellent for the heart and circulation. It improves blood flow through the heart and arteries and regulates heart pressure. During menopause, it is very helpful for night sweats and hot flushes. It also modulates harmful cholesterol and strengthens and protects the heart muscle. Hawthorn berries are packed full of antioxidants which help protect joints and muscles. They have a relaxant effect, helping to ease symptoms associated with anxiety and stress and promoting restful sleep.
Linden flowers are wonderfully soothing and mildly sedative. They are good for tension, anxiety, insomnia, pain, nervous headaches, migraine, restlessness and agitation — all of which can accompany menopausal symptoms. Linden promotes healthy blood pressure and protects blood vessel walls. It has a cooling effect on hot flushes and night sweats.
Motherwort is best known for its beneficial properties for women’s health, especially for menopausal women. It gently balances blood pressure where needed, easing heart palpitations, and soothes hot flushes and mood swings which may accompany menopause.
Spearmint tastes wonderfully uplifting and cooling — it is great to gently soothe hot flushes and to settle upset stomachs. It also alleviates spasms and digestive discomfort. It supports the liver in its natural cleansing actions and helps soothe headaches and other aches and pains.
This product contains shatavari, lady's mantle, rose, hawthorn berry, linden flower, motherwort and spearmint.
Place one heaped teaspoon of loose herbs per cup of boiling water. Infuse for 5 minutes, strain, cool and enjoy. Drink one to three cups per day. Do not exceed recommended amount. Not suitable in pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you take any medication, please consult one of our medical herbalists or a healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool and dry place.