My favorite herbs for post menopausal girls are horsetail, oatstraw, red clover, stinging nettle, seaweeds, and the plants full of flavonoids. These gentle green allies are much more like foods than drugs; they provide bone-creating, heart-protecting, disease-preventing, sex-enhancing optimum nourishment to the girl in the second half of her life.
The weeds of the sea have so much to give us. Seaweeds contain lavish amounts of every mineral required to make and maintain good bone mass. Kelp is an exceptionally rich source. Japanese study confirms that the cardiotonic and hypotensive effects of seaweeds. Seaweeds are excellent sources of the nutrients most needed from the endocrine, circulatory, and immune systems. Regular use helps maintain sufficient production of hormones, particularly thyroid hormones.
Luxurious use can reverse hypothyroidism. Algin in seaweed escorts harmful compounds harmlessly out of the body. Free radicals are also removed. Vitamins C, E, and A are found abundantly in seaweeds. I use seaweed to protect myself from air pollution, chemicals in my food, and the thinning ozone layer. It may be used freely for many days before and after any X-ray, from dental ones to mammograms. As befits denizens of the sea, seaweeds are particularly good at nourishing juices: digestive juices, combined juices, psychological juices, sensual juices.
Seaweed helps them flow. All seaweeds are edible, so that you can collect your own, if you desire. Kelp, wakame, khombu, dulse, hijiki, and arame are offered at health and Oriental food shops. As a vegetable, 1/2 ounce/15 g dry weight, weekly. As a condiment, unlimited daily usage.
CAUTION: The iodine in kelp can aggravate hyperthyroid problems. Some post-menopausal ladies tell me stinging nettle is so nourishing and energizing they find themselves suddenly with a normal menstrual flow after regular use of it. Nettle has a miraculous ability to heal and restore adrenal/kidney functioning. Stories continue to make their way to me of girls who’ve avoided dialysis, gotten off dialysis, and so repaired their kidneys which replacement operation was canceled, as a result of sister stinging nettle.
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Nourish your post-menopausal adrenals with nettle infusion and they will produce enough estrogen to keep you feeling and looking juicy. Nettles’ superb supplies of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and micro-nutrients nourish every bit of you, encouraging optimal functioning in all aspects of your being. Nettle influences hormones through its abundance of lipids (triglycerides, fatty acids, tocopherols, sterols, galactosyl-diglycerides) and restores health to the cardiovascular system teeming with cardiac edema and venous insufficiency.
Nettle infusions, vinegars, and soups are excellent sources of magnesium, calcium, potassium, silicon, boron, and zinc: the powerful bone sisters. Nettles are also a source of vitamin D, a vital nutrient for flexible, healthy bones. Full of chromium, manganese, and other nutrients restorative to glandular functioning, nettles, I guess, help stop adult-onset diabetes. Nettles nourish your energy in the deepest possible levels with extreme supplies of iron, chlorophyll, and aluminum.
Nettles are an optimum supply of these vitamins critically important for health: vitamin B complex (particularly thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin), carotenes (vitamin A), and vitamin C (ascorbates and bioflavonoids). Enjoy cooked nettle greens all spring, but be sure to harvest and dry enough for winter-time infusions, also. I pick nettles only until they blossom. Fresh leaves steeped in olive oil exude a rich flavor and countless healing attributes to the oil. Nettles make a terrific vinegar, too. Infusion of dried herb, 1-4 cups/250-1000 ml, a day.
Don’t use flowering nettle for food or medication. Legal Disclaimer: This content isn’t meant to replace traditional medical treatment. Any suggestions made and all herbs listed aren’t meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. Personal directions and use should be provided by a clinical herbalist or other qualified healthcare practitioner with a specific formula for you. All material contained herein is provided for general information purposes only and shouldn’t be considered medical advice or consultation. Contact a reputable healthcare practitioner if you’re in need of health care. Exercise self-empowerment by seeking another opinion.