It has been shown in double-blind placebo controlled randomized clinical trials time and time again that the traditional indigenous knowledge reigns correct in the face of radical scientific enquiry.
Mother Nature provides for her daughters with abundant natural luxuries. For thousands of years Native American tribes women have used combinations of Saint Johns Wort and Black Cohosh to treat their symptoms of age and maturation and science has proven the efficacy of this combination in the 21st century.
Women have novel hormonal cycles which can be difficult to navigate throughout life when compared to men. This makes the feminine experience even more respectable and admirable. Though Natures challenging innate endowments might seem like some form of cosmic neglect, She has also gone out of her way to provide us the tools to navigate these experiences, lest we neglect Her.
These tools are the complimentary synergetic plant medicines which have an entourage effect on the pharmacological affect of womens hormonal regulatory systems. Black Cohosh and Saint Johns Wort paired together have significantly higher success in treating climacteric symptoms (this means aging related symptoms in women). This begs the question as to how supposedly primitive peoples were able to devise advanced plant medicine formulae in the face of intellectual disparity? Perhaps the indigenous were not intellectually disparate as our cultural history tends to suggest. Perhaps this is a question we should ask to the meditation.
Point being, the world needs to know about natural remedies and to use them as alternative to big pharma artificial money driven medicine culture so that we might be able to disempower tyrannical organizations which are regularly profiting off our continued sickness and cultural dysbiosis and instead empower ourselves to become the next grandest version of who we truly are! (Which in my mind can only come properly from balanced homeostasis).
Enjoy your Grand Existence!
St. Johns Wort was named this becasue of bright red spots that appear on its leaves near the end of August, which coincides with the feast to commemorate the beheading of Saint John. Although the true date is believed to be sometime in September. Despite the ambiguous origins of its common name, its applications and medicinal properties have been well documented and are being studied at professional universities here in 2020.
St. Johns Wort is now likely one of thie most used herbal medicines in the world by herbal praciticioners and pagan circles alike. The herb is proven to be helpful in treating severe depression, research shows its actions are at the level of the neurotransmitters like serotonin that work in several different ways that are still being understood.
Saint Johns Wort can prove useful for seasonal affective disorder and chronic anxiety and to increase the sleep quality. This herb is often taken with menopause specifically for the ‘lowered mood’ that comes with it. Generally the herb acts as a neuroprotective and restorative.
Rarely causes side effects, but certain conventional medicines do have a negative reaction that can cause the liver functioning rate to increase, which can reduce other medicines affects. Consult with your doctor if you are worried.
Black Cohosh was traditionally used by the Native Americans for womens complaints such as painful periods and problems associated with menopause. It also benefits Rheumatoid Arthritis and nerve conditions like tinnitus (when it is associated with menopause). Many clinical trials have been run verifying the claims of use for menopausal symptoms, especially hot flashes. A widely used remedy is a combination of Saint Johns Wort and Black Cohosh and has been shown as an effective combination for such cases. It is suggested Black Cohosh slows and prevents the development of osteoporosis and PCOS, a hormonal deficiency. It does not contain estrogen, but it has an estrogenic action within the body due to specific effects within the brain. Always consult your doctor before mixing herbal medicine with pharmaceutical medication.
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Briese, Volker, et al. "Black cohosh with or without St. John's wort for symptom-specific climacteric treatment—Results of a large-scale, controlled, observational study." Maturitas 57.4 (2007): 405-414.
Uebelhack, Ralf, et al. "Black cohosh and St. John’s wort for climacteric complaints: a randomized trial." Obstetrics & Gynecology 107.2 (2006): 247-255.