From the onset of menstruation, through childbearing years and into the natural shift to menopause, a woman’s body is designed to evolve and change. The stages women experience throughout life closely mimic that of plants—growth, reproduction, maturation, and the passing of wisdom to the next generation. Nature sets a great example and shows us how to transform through life’s stages with grace and beauty.
We can share in the wisdom of Nature through the vitality provided by plants. Gaia Herbs offers herbal supplements that support a woman’s hormonal and reproductive well-being throughout all seasons of life. No matter your age or stage, turn to Nature to guide you in your health and wellness journey.*
Herbal Support for Younger Women
Healthy hormone levels are necessary for a woman’s physical and emotional well-being at all ages. Vitex agnus-castus, also called Vitex Berry or Chaste Tree Berry, has been used since the time of Hippocrates in the 5th century BC to support gynecological health, particularly for the changing seasons and cycles of life.*
Vitex is one of our favorite herbs for women due to the positive impact it can have on quality of life. It has long been used to support hormone production and balance.* It’s a powerful tool for long-term regulation of hormones and has also been traditionally used for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).*
Find Vitex in herbal extract or in capsule form, featured in a variety of Gaia Herbs products such as Chaste Tree Berry, Certified Organic herbal extract, Vitex Berry capsules and a Vitex Elixir herbal extract. Best results will be achieved with long-term use.*
(Note: These herbs are not intended for use during pregnancy; please consult with your healthcare professional before using any herbs during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.)
Herbs for Breastfeeding
Nursing mothers need additional nourishment. Lactation Support™ capsules support healthy production and optimal nutrient composition of breast milk.* Fenugreek seed, Fennel seed, Raspberry leaf and Marshmallow root are included in this formula to support milk flow and provide a natural source of nutrients.*
While breastfeeding, many healthcare professionals advise mothers to drink at least an extra quart, or 32 ounces, of water per day. Our Lactation Support Tea can help. Perfect for nursing mothers, Lactation Support Tea is made from Organic herbs, including Stinging Nettle, Goat’s Rue and Fenugreek. Fennel and Lemon Balm help support healthy digestion and provide a subtly sweet, aromatic flavor that makes this tea satisfying and delightful.*
Gaia Herbs offers many herbs that can be taken safely during lactation. Read “5 Herbs for Breastfeeding Moms” on our blog to learn more.
Herbs for Menopause
There is a reason that people say “aging is not for the faint of heart.” Keeping the body and mind balanced through the hormonal fluctuations of PMS and menopause is key to enjoying life as you move from one phase to the next. As a woman approaches menopause, hormones shift dramatically. The ovaries stop producing a monthly egg and secrete a smaller supply of estrogen. The production of progesterone is decreased. All of these shifts can be overwhelming and it takes time to adapt.
Women’s Balance uses traditional herbal wisdom to optimize female hormone balance and well-being.* This formula includes Vitex berry and Black Cohosh extracts to support healthy transitions while St. John’s Wort helps maintain a healthy emotional outlook.*
Learn from Nature
By honoring the beauty of aging and treating ourselves with self-love and self-compassion from one season of life to the next, we can truly enjoy all that life has to offer, at every stage.
In the wise and beautiful words of Maya Angelou, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
If you’d like to continue exploring the power of herbs for women’s well-being, check out these five herbs for women’s health and wellness.