Slow Flow Kit
£22.00 – £31.00
This is the ideal kit for any woman experiencing heavy periods. Expertly formulated by medical herbalist Nikki Hill, these products contain astringent and iron-rich herbs which will help ease heavy menstrual bleeding and help replenish iron stores and other minerals lost each bleed. Anyone that suffers heavy periods would benefit from drinking this highly nutritive tea all throughout the month and shepherd’s purse is one of the most powerful uterine astringent herbs that helps reduce acute, heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding.
Female Tonic Tea (choose glass jar or refill bag)
Shepherd’s Purse Organic Tincture (please note the tincture I am currently using is non-organic as the organic version is currently unavailable from all my suppliers with no date given when a new batch will be available).
Female tonic tea – formulated with uterine astringent herbs that work to tighten the tissues of the womb and uterine tonic herbs that tone the uterine muscles to normalize blood flow. This tea is naturally high in iron and vitamin C to help replenish iron stores and other minerals lost each bleed. Anyone that suffers heavy periods would benefit from drinking this highly nutritive tea all throughout the month.
Shepherd’s purse tincture – one of the most powerful uterine astringent herbs that helps reduce acute, heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding. You can take this for 7-10 days before and during your period to lessen heavy bleeding and prevent flooding associated with endometriosis, fibroids and peri-menopause.
Wild Nutrition Iron Plus – if you are suffering iron deficiency anaemia. This is a highly absorbable, non-constipating formula.
Chaste Tree Tincture – If you’re in the peri-menopause and your cycles have also become irregular and unpredictable, I recommend taking Chaste Tree tincture. Chaste tree is a hormone balancing herb that can help ease heavy bleeding during the the peri-menopause. It also helps reduce PMS symptoms such as breast tenderness, bloating and mood swings.
Wild Nutrition Food-grown Vitamin C and bioflavonoids – has an anti-estrogenic effect on the uterus. A study showed that vitamin C was able to reduce heavy bleeding in 87% of women participated. Bioflavonoids were also shown to strengthen the vessel walls of the capillaries, further reducing bleeding.
For more information on the causes of heavy periods and dietary advice, please read my blog: Herbal and nutritional support to help ease heavy periods
FEMALE TONIC TEA
It promotes circulation, yet is extremely astringent, stopping excessive blood flow. Yarrow is drying and moistening; promotes sweating and detoxification, but strengthens and tightens tissues. It stimulates the uterus to bring on menstruation, yet curbs heavy menstrual flow; effectively aiding in regulation of menstrual flow. High in the bioflavonoid rutin.
Traditionally Lady’s mantle has been used for women’s complaints of all ages – from adolescence to menopause. It helps to regulate the menstrual cycle, decreases period pain and heavy menstrual bleeding.
Nettle is both astringent and high in iron, vit. C and chlorophyll, all of which help iron-deficiency anaemia. It is considered an excellent nutritive herb for heavy menstrual bleeding.
Raspberry leaf works to tone the uterine muscles and normalize blood flow during menses. This is one of the best normalizing herbs for the female reproductive organs. Raspberry leaf is astringent, contracting and shrinking internal and external body tissues. May help prevent hemorrhage or excessive bleeding. It also contains moderate levels of iron, vitamin C + A.
High in vitamin A, C and K – all important vitamins to help tighten tissues and aid iron absorption so perfect when combined with iron-rich herbs such as nettle and raspberry leaf.
SHEPHERD'S PURSE ORGANIC TINCTURE
One of the most powerful uterine astringent herbs. Uterine astringent herbs work to tighten the tissues of the womb and lessen bleeding.
If you’re in the peri-menopause and your cycles have also become irregular and unpredictable, I recommend taking Chaste Tree which has the ability to stablise your hormones. Chaste tree is a herb that is best known for treating the symptoms of PMS in younger women, but can also be useful for helping balance the hormones and heavy bleeding during the early stages of menopause, especially if symptoms such as breast tenderness, bloating or irritability are also present.
Female Tonic Tea - drink a cup a day throughout your cycle and up to 3 cups a day during your period to help lessen heavy bleeding.
Shepherd's purse Organic Tincture - Take 1/2 teaspoon 2-3 times a day for 7-10 days before and during your period. Reduce dose as bleeding lessens.