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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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73. Time of the month

Periods don’t have to be a pain.

Enlist some herbal allies to help end those monthly miseries.

In a normal healthy woman, eating a good diet, periods should be no big deal. But if the bleed is excessive or prolonged, if it happens in between periods or if there’s unusual pain in the pelvic area then or after sex, get yourself checked out by your doctor. If your GP finds nothing you should worry about, try some appropriate herbal help.

If there’s one herb that really is specially for women, it has to be Vitex agnus castus or chasteberry, usually known just as vitex. Men have been warned off it for centuries by its reputation for suppressing their sexual urges, leaving women free to exploit its extraordinary hormone-regulating ...

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