The Menstrual Vitality formula is an easy way for you to incorporate a nourishing ritual into your monthly bleeding time. The ritual of making and sipping this warm, herbal decoction during bleeding supports the full release of the endometrial lining and restores your Qi and Blood for the new cycle.
The key herb is prepared rehmannia, which is traditionally prepared through a steaming and drying process to increase potency. It’s an essential tonic for Blood and for the Kidneys and Liver. It’s also one of the few Chinese herbs that has the potential to increase your Essence (Jing) which is the body’s most essential form of potential energy. In studies, it has been shown to prevent bone loss and have anti-diabetic effects (PMID: 31443143). Prepared rehmannia is sweet and slightly warm, making it a perfect menstrual ally. It also quiets the spirit by tonifying Heart Blood which can support nervous system regulation.
Prepared rehmannia pairs well with Chinese angelica root and goji berries, which are also Blood tonics. Chinese angelica root gently moves Blood and alleviates pain while also tonifying. It’s a harmonizing herb for many menstrual challenges. Goji berry is sweet and neutral in temperature. Like prepared rehmannia, it has an affinity for the Liver and Kidneys, two Yin organs that are essential for menstrual vitality.
Atractylodes root and Chinese yam are both Qi tonics that support the digestion of the Blood tonics in the formula. Chinese yam can support the return of your energy within the first few days of flow. It also supports the preservation of Yin, as the loss of Blood requires more Yin. Together with atractylodes root, it can support a consistent appetite. Atractylodes root can remove any Dampness in the form of bloating, breast tenderness or stringy blood clots.
Eucommia bark is added to support Kidney Yang, including strengthening the bones, joints and ligaments. It has an affinity for the lower body and can decrease lower back pain during menstruation.
Lastly, jujube is added to harmonize the formula as both a Qi and Blood tonic. It supports the Spleen (digestion) and the generation of fluids, which can be important for hydration during the menstrual phase.
This is a warming formula, intended to be consumed during the menstrual phase. Some may find that it feels good to take it during other phases of the cycle. You can discern what works best for you!
One bag includes enough herbs to make two large batches of decoction, which will last you 4-6 days. Start by taking about half the bag by weight and approximately 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 30-45 minutes. Strain well and drink warm. Store in the fridge for 2 days. Drink 2-3 cups daily during menstruation.
Prepared rehmannia root, eucommia bark, atractylodes root, chinese yam, chinese angelica root, goji berry, jujube
Reminder, healing is in all ways possible and only you can discern if this is the right herbal support for you. Some people choose to speak with a healthcare professional before taking a new herbal product. Womb Medicine products are designed to support your vital life force. They do not prevent or treat dis-ease in the body, your innate wisdom does that!