Also known as guelder rose, cramp bark is very effective at alleviating painful cramps (as its name suggests!) and spasms, by relaxing muscles and blood vessels especially around the pelvic area. It relieves congestion of the uterus, helping the body to address any fibrous connective tissue growths attached to the wall of the womb (fibroids), abnormal tissue build-up in the womb (endometriosis), and abnormally heavy bleeding (menorrhagia). It is a mild sedative, and it gently soothes and tones the pelvic area.
Skullcap is rich in nutrients essential to a healthy nervous system. As a nerve tonic (a plant with a toning action on the nervous system), it helpfully eases anxiety, tension and agitation, making it helpful for pain, spasms and headaches. This makes it particularly effective to support the body in relieving period pain, but also other symptoms often associated with premenstrual syndrome, such as tension, headaches, irritability and low mood.
Consumed throughout the world for its wonderful healing properties, ginger provides aromatic warmth, stimulates circulation and reduces inflammation. It promotes blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. It reduces the tendency to blood clotting and is excellent in all conditions associated with poor circulation. It therefore helps relieve any uterine congestion. It naturally soothes spasms and pain, making it helpful for painful periods. It is also useful to ease nausea and indigestion.
Lemon balm is deliciously refreshing and uplifting. It is relaxing, mildly sedative and painkilling. It eases tension and anxiety and may elevate the mood. It can be used for irregular and painful periods and irritability in premenstrual syndrome.
Chamomile is a mild sedative, meaning that it gently eases restlessness, anxiety and insomnia. As an antispasmodic, it helps with spasms, pain and inflammation — helping to soothe period-related pain and discomfort. It eases pre-menstrual headaches, migraines and the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. It is cooling and relaxing, and helps soothe stress-related digestive upsets.
Rich in a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, raspberry leaf is a powerful astringent with specific affinity for the female reproductive system. It gently tones and strengthens the uterine and pelvic muscles, and has a powerful vulnerary action, meaning that it can aid the body in healing wounds internally and externally. It is used to help address in-between period bleeding, irregular periods, ovarian cysts and painful periods. It reduces cramps and spasms during periods, soothing pain and discomfort.
Nettle is a great remineralizer for those on their periods. It is particularly nourishing, rich in vitamins A and C and minerals, particularly iron, calcium, silica, magnesium and potassium. All of these nutrients are essential for the maintenance of vibrant health and vitality. It can also help to ease heavy bleeding and increase haemoglobin levels, which is very important for those experiencing a heavy flow.
Rose has a soothing and uplifting aroma, and it is specifically helpful to relieve uterine congestion causing painful, heavy and irregular periods. Rose is relaxing and antispasmodic — it soothes menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome. Rose also supports a healthy gut flora and eases tension, irritability and fatigue.
This product contains chamomile, skullcap, raspberry leaf, cramp bark, nettle leaf, lemon balm, rose, ginger, purified water and ethyl alcohol.
Our Tinctures are alcohol based. Using alcohol enables us to effectively extract a wide range of constituents from plants. It also means that tinctures keep well - alcohol prevents the growth of bacteria and inhibits enzyme activity. Tinctures are easy to take and to carry around with you as you only need small amounts (generally of 2-3 teaspoons per day). If you cannot or would not like to take alcohol in your medicine, please consider our herbal supplements or herbal teas within the same range and/or consult one of our medical herbalists so that they can devise a bespoke prescription for you.
Dilute 5ml of tincture in water and consume two to three times daily before or after food or as recommended by your healthcare advisor. Do not exceed recommended amount or use this product as a substitute for a varied diet. 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.