Menstruation Disorders – Dysmenorrhea – Blood Deficiency Tonic Herbs in a TCM Perspective

All women experience an irregular period sometimes during their child bearing years, before menopause. While Western medication has never viewed irregular menstruation as a problem of the women’s reproductive system, traditional Chinese medicine looks at this problem seriously that if untreated it will disharmonize the women’s ecosystem, leading to nervous tension and other health problems, including infertility.

Blood deficiency in dysmenorrhrea can be defined as a vague pain in the lower abdomen during or 1-2 days after menstruation. It may be caused by the liver’s inability in blood formation, and/or the kidney and lung qi’s inability to transport blood to the heart.

1. He shou wu (fleeceflower root)
He shou wu is a liver tonic herb. It promotes liver function in blood formation and increases the kidney qi in assisting the liver in transporting blood to the heart for circulation, thereby reducing the blood stagnation causes of deficiency. It also improves the kidney in urinary secretion, thus decreasing the risk of blood stagnation caused by fluid retention.

2. Shu Di Huang (Chinese foxglove root)
Shu di huang is a blood tonic herb. Besides improving the liver in blood formation, it also increases the liver’s qi by boosting the circulatory system in transporting oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells thus reducing the risks of symptoms of dizziness, pallid complexion, palpitations, and scanty menstruation.

3. E Jiao (Donkey-Hide Glue)
E jiao is an important herb for improving the liver in blood formation and liver qi in regulating the blood circulation in the body thereby reducing the symptoms of dizziness, shallow complexion, and palpitations caused by blood deficiency.

4. Dang gui (Chinese angelica root)
Dang gui is best known for improving the liver’s function in blood formation and regulating the function of the reproductive organs. It also harmonizes the production of hormones during the menstrual cycle, leading to reduced cramps and pain caused by blood deficiency and stagnation.

5. Bai shao (white peony root)
Bai shao plays an important role in nourishing the blood and regulatingmenstrual problems caused by blood deficiency. It also harmonizes the liver and spleen to prevent the rising of blood heat causes of headache and dizziness.

There are many more Chinese herbs that help to treat blood deficiency, make sure to work with your Chinese practitioner to find the underlining causes and to treat them effectively.

How to Make Healthy Tonics at Home

The purpose of a tonic is to improve general health. Tonics must be taken over the long-term (they do not work immediately, but build up your immune system over time), so do not expect any quick fixes. What a tonic does do is allow you to fight off diseases and viruses with your own immune system, thus avoiding getting sick altogether. Tonics were very popular in the 19th century, especially in the spring, when access to fresh produce was non-existent and people were particularly susceptible to getting sick.

Brewing a tonic is no more difficult than brewing a pot of tea, though the taste is more potent. There are many roots and vegetables that can be used, and each has its own special properties, depending on your own needs. Each of us has an area of susceptibility, and the tonic should reflect that.

How to make the tonic
Get a container that has a sealable lid and put about ½ cup to one cup of herbs, either fresh or dried. If they are dried herbs they will break down faster, but fresh herbs work as well. Boil up a quart of water and pour it into the container that has the herbs. Let it seep for 8 hours (making one before bed will ensure you have a tonic to start your day). You should strain the liquid before drinking it, because you don’t want a mouth full of herbs. This does not make a shot of tonic, but a large amount, and you should drink it over the course of the day, so keep taste in mind when you choose which herbs to add.

What should go in Your Tonic?
Each herb has its own healing qualities, so it is important that you understand how your body operates to get the maximum effectiveness out of the tonic. Use as many herbs as you want, and feel free to add honey to your tonic to sweeten the taste.

Apple Cider Vinegar is good for your joints, blood circulation, gallbladder, liver, cleanses the digestive tract, regulates your PH levels, fights fatigue, insomnia, headaches, and food poisoning.

Cumin is good for dental health, stimulates digestion, improves appetite, reduces bloating, regulates blood sugar, benefits the nervous system, is an anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and an anti-oxidant.

Garlic is good for your spleen, pancreas, stomach, kidneys, lungs, skin and hair, stimulates your metabolism, is an anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and it helps regulate blood pressure, blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, and it helps eliminate toxins.

Ginger is good for digestion, blood circulation, respiration, nervous system, and it cleanses, is an anti-parasitic and an anti-inflammatory.

Ginseng will improve your stamina, blood pressure, and immune system. It helps relieve stress, regulate blood pressure, improves memory, and is an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-oxidant. Note that while it does help regulate blood pressure, those with high blood pressure should not use it. It is a paradox, but one worth noting.

Horseradish root will benefit blood circulation, stimulate your lung and colon, is an anti-bacterial, and a great source of iron and potassium.

Onions are good for kidneys, skin and hair, are an anti-viral, antibiotic, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory that can help move heavy metals out of your system.

Spicy Peppers, and there are many different types, help with blood circulation, digestion, benefit the spleen, pancreas, stomach, colon, lungs, and heart, is an anti-parasitic, anti-oxidant, and cleanser. It will dry up mucous and ease congestion.

Turmeric is good for your immune system, spleen, pancreas, liver and stomach, aiding digestion, regulates sugar, cleanses your system, and is an anti-bacterial.

More Sexual Satisfaction – For Men and Women Naturally With These Proven Herbs!

If you want to enjoy more sexual satisfaction in terms of arousal, performance and intensity of orgasm then the herbs enclosed will work for both men and women. Let’s look at how and why they work…

There are differences between male and female sexuality but the similarities out weight the differences and there are common problems which both sexes share which are outlined below.

While testosterone is seen as a male sex hormone women need it too or sex drive plummets, so it’s important to get enough.

Another chemical both sexes need is nitric oxide which when secreted in the blood vessels allows an increased flow of blood into the sexual organs. In the case of men this creates an erection and while not as visible in women, it swells the sex organs too. Nitric oxide is a key to both male and female libido and satisfaction. In fact in men cannot ever get an erection without it!

Sex drive and satisfaction is reliant on strong blood flow. It gets let in by nitric oxide but you also need to have it there in the first place. As soon as you become sexually aroused, blood gets pumped to the sex organs, as your heart beat increases its rate.
Anyone with poor blood circulation is likely to have poor sex drive and performance.

Finally, never underestimate the mental element in sex its key for both men and women. Fatigue, low mood, and anxiety, are sex drive killers.

You need to have your mind relaxed calm and also have plenty of energy in your body.

If you are generally in good health then the above are common causes of low libido and next we will look at some herbs to increase desire and satisfaction.


This herb pays a key role in Nitric oxide production, as well as acting as a blood purifier and circulation tonic. Not one of the most well known herbs but great ones in terms of enhancing sexual wellness.

Horny Goat Weed

This herb also increases Nitric Oxide as well as increasing levels of testosterone. The herb also plays a key role in terms of reducing stress, anxiety and giving energy levels in the body a boost.


The world’s most famous tonic herb which helps to enhance mood, increase energy, plays key role in testosterone production and finally, it acts as a blood circulation herb, pumping blood to all the extremities of the body, including the sex organs.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo has acts as a brain tonic which enhances memory; it also helps to counteract the effects of aging and combats mental fatigue and reduced energy. Ginkgo increases blood flow throughout the body. It also increases blood flow to the brain which uses 20% of all body oxygen, enhancing mood.

Ashwagandha – Extract “Indian Ginseng”

Ashwagandha energizes and rejuvenates the body and is a fantastic tonic herb. It helps reduce the effects of stress, enhances vitality and energy, and promotes sexual and reproductive balance within the body.

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