These are a few of my favourite thingsBupleurum falcatum
This should be an 'it' herb
Thank god for Bupleurum
The females among you may have heard of (or even used) the following herbs for womanly woes: Black Cohosh, Chaste Tree, Dong Quai, White Peony & Wild Yam.
But have you ever heard of Bupleurum falcatum? No – I didn’t think so.
‘Bups’ (as I affectionately refer to it) is a traditional chinese herb. For anyone that suffers from regular PMS (including husbands & partners) it is simply a god send!
Bupleurum is primarily used for oestrogen-dominant PMS
Do you suffer from a majority of the PMS issues below?
If so, ‘Bups’ may become your new ‘BFF’ to help you get through this trying period (sorry, yes, pun, intended)!
Nervousness, anxiety, irritability & mood swings
diarrhoea and/or constipation
causing an increase in appetite
i.e. period pain
Breast tenderness and/or general Fluid retention
Headache and/or backache
Bupleurum is sanity in a bottle
This herb will clear excess oestrogen from your body, and naturally increase your progesterone levels. It will also provide a number of other beneficial actions throughout your body:
it has a mild tranquilising effect
it increases cortisol levels
which enables the body to a) deal more effectively with stress, and b) provide anti-inflammatory action
it normalises bowel function
it supports liver function
by helping to metabolise hormones, improve digestion and promote bowel function
it pRevents your smooth muscle (Your uterus) from cramping
What does this all actually mean
Bupleurum will stop you feeling like a ‘crazy, psycho, mental b***h’. It will take away your pain, and help you to poo!
Bupleurum can also be used to treat other health disorders
Chronic Inflammatory disorders
Both smooth & skeletal muscle
Talk to your Naturopath or Medical Herbalist to see if Bupleurum falcatum is right for you
Make an appointment with Lisa
Lisa Fitzgibbon is a qualified (2006), experienced and registered Naturopath and Medical Herbalist.
She runs her own private practice OOMPH, in Grey Lynn (Auckland, New Zealand).
Lisa has been involved in the Natural Health industry for 15 years. She draws on her professional training and experience, as well as her own personal experience to bring you realistic, holistic health advice.
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