The Female Formula is a liquid extract combination that can be used by women to support desire and energy. A multitude of stressors can distract and fatigue us. This product is intended to help remind us of our sensual side and restore a zest for intimacy.
This formulation bears a remarkable resemblance to two other of our liquid extract combinations: the Male Formula and For Her. It shares several herbs with those two products:
Damiana Leaf - is a nervine that benefits our nervous system and that some consider to be an aphrodisiac. But rather than being an aphrodisiac, it is an antidepressant that may well assist those who are mildly depressed in regaining a sense of sexual desire.
Wild Yam Root - contains phytoprogesterones which support progesterone deficiencies in the female body. It is reputed to be a contraceptive on the basis of its ovulation-inhibiting action, but having said that, I would take great care using it as birth control without good research.
Eleuthero Root - is an adaptogen that assists in raising energy and libido levels.
Licorice Root - has the ability to influence estrogen deficiency disorders affecting menstruation and menopause and mood. It supports proper function of the endocrine glands. There are several cautions associated with the use of this herb, not the least of which is its contraindication when one is dealing with elevated blood pressure.
Ginger Root - is warming and a circulatory stimulant.
Kola Nut - contains caffeine and is stimulating to both the nervous system and the circulatory system, helping to provide energy.
Oat Grass Seed - is a tonic herb that supports us sexually by enabling more sensitivity to touch, stimulating glands to secrete, encouraging better blood flow, and improving our ability to be intimate.
Sarsaparilla Root - is an adaptogen and helps to tonify the sexual system by providing nutrients and strength. It assists in balancing reproductive hormones and with low libido.
Saw Palmetto Berry - helps support normal function of the reproductive system and of the libido.
SOURCES: David Winston's Adaptogens, Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief, Peter Holmes' The Energetics of Western Herbs, Stephen Buhner's The Natural Testosterone Plan, Susun Weed's Healing Wise, Matthew Wood's The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants
BOTANICAL SAFETY INFORMATION
Female Formula is energizing and restorative for women’s health. The formula includes specific herbs traditionally considered to enhance libido. Herbs can help the body remember how to function normally.
Use 1 - 2 dropperfuls, or as much as a half teaspoon at a time, 3 - 4 times daily. Best results may be obtained by taking this formula regularly. Another option is to use it on an as needed basis but regular use may be more effective. If used daily, take a break after 4 months.
Do not use herbal products to replace necessary care by a qualified physician.
Damiana Leaf, Turnera aphrodisiaca, organic/wild crafted
Safe to consume when used appropriately.
Wild Yam Root, Dioscorea villosa, wild crafted
Large doses of the tincture can produce vomiting.
Eleuthero Root (Siberian Ginseng,) Eleutherococcus senticosus, organic
Avoid during hypertension, but some authorities disagree with this caution. Avoid use with the cardiac medication digoxin.
* Licorice Root, Glycyrrhiza glabra, organic/wild crafted
Avoid during pregnancy or lactation, diabetes, hypertension, liver disorders, severe kidney insufficiency, and hypokalemia. May potentiate potassium depletion of thiazide diuretics and stimulant laxatives, as well as the action of cardiac glycosides and cortisol. May cause (reversible) potassium depletion and sodium retention, resulting in such symptoms as hypertension, edema, headache, and vertigo when consumed in therapeutic dosages over a prolonged period. Not for prolonged use (over 4 - 6 weeks) or in high doses. (*Licorice is 13% of product)
Ginger Root,Zingiber officinale, organic
Avoid with active gallstone disease. Avoid with blood thinning medication. May potentiate anti-platelet medication. Large doses may cause gastrointestinal disturbance. Excessive doses of preparations made from fresh Ginger have been reported to cause dry mouth, sore throat, nosebleeds, and kidney inflammation.
Kola Nut,Cola acuminata. wild crafted
Contains caffeine. Avoid during pregnancy or lactation. Avoid use with other central nervous system stimulants. Avoid with heart disorders and epilepsy. May induce anxiety or aggravate depression. Avoid use with gastric or duodenal ulcers. Not recommended for excessive or long-term use. Not for use by children under 18 years of age.
Oat Grass Seed, Avena sativa, organic
May antagonize the effect of morphine and nicotine.
Sarsaparilla Root, Smilax medica/ornata, wild crafted/reg
Some authorities warn it leads to gastric irritation and temporary kidney impairment and advise of potential drug interactions with hypnotics, digitalis, glycosides, and bismuth.
Saw Palmetto Berry, Serenoa repens, organic/wild crafted
Safe to consume when used appropriately. Regular consultation with a physician is advised when using this herb for treatment of enlarged prostate.
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