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Emmenagogue

Emmenagogue

A substance to stimulate or restore menstrual function either by directly stimulating the uterus or by a general systemic influence. It may also, loosely, be applied to any female tonic.

See:

Black Cohosh
Blessed thistle
Blue Cohosh
Chamomile
Chaste Tree
Cramp bark
False Unicorn Root
Fenugreek
Gentian
Ginger
Goldenseal
Juniper berry
Marigold (Calendula)
Motherwort
Parsley
Pennyroyal
Peppermint
Raspberry
Rosemary
Rue
Shepherd's Purse
Southernwood
Squaw Vine
St. John's Wort
Tansy
Thyme
Valerian
Vervain
Wormwood
Yarrow

References

Culbreth, D.M.R. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology. Reprinted by Eclectic Med Publications: Portland, OR, 1983.

Elingwood, F. American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy. Eclectic Med Publications, Portland, OR, l983.

Hoffmann, D: The New Holistic Herbal. Element, 1983. Third edition 1990.

Hyde, F. British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Brit Herb Med Assoc: England, 1983