Practitioners of Chinese traditional medicine have studied the therapeutic effects and benefits of ashitaba many years ago. There are several other advantages of taking ashitaba (tomorrow leaves). Among these is that ashitaba helps to treat pre-menstrual symptoms and menopausal problems.
Ashitaba Plant for Women
If you are a woman who is encountering irregular patterns of your monthly menstrual cycle, let me elucidate the goodness of ashitaba for you. Another case is that when you suddenly stopped menstruating after a long period of time. Such incident happened to me last year when I only had three occurrences of menstruating months spread through the entire year. If I remember correctly, those were March, August and the next February.
On one hand, I thought I was lucky because I can save money to buy napkin (or tampon, for some women’s case). I also could swim every weekend without being concerned about getting the pool infested with blood. Besides these, I can move and walk fast without any hassles. On the other hand, I felt worried because I am aware that there will be consequences later on. I may have cyst in the uterus, problems in forming a fetus when I want to become a mother myself and others.
I once consulted a doctor and she told me reasons for not menstruating are that because I was too stressed with work, I was involving myself with too many strenuous exercises to keep my figure fit and I was not completely having a balanced diet.
I am a vegetarian and I might have not had enough dietary supplements to fulfill the missing elements my body needs. That was when I was living in Singapore. When I came back to the Philippines last March, I had like two months of vacation before entering the competitive work environment again. Therefore I had time to rest.
As stress levels were reduced at max, my diet also was enhanced because my Mom started giving me vitamins and advised me to take ashitaba in powder form as well. In the succeeding months until now, I have not encountered anymore problems related to PMS and the irregularity of my menstrual cycle. I am so happy that I am back to normal! Moving on, I will explain how ashitaba can be of help to you in the following section.
Ashitaba Treats Menstrual Problems
Ashitaba is great at removing the stagnation of blood in the uterus, which in operation helps to increase blood flow, activates the “qi” and solves many menstrual difficulties. Also, ashitaba has a warming effect on the uterus, which assists in relieving menstrual pains.
Maybe it works the same as the rice wine or any other type of wine which my mom always asks me to drink whenever I have my period. I am also not allowed to drink any cold or cooling drinks as these will hinder the effect of ashitaba and/or the wine. I also noticed that menstrual cramps and pains are gone.
Taking ashitaba made me this comfortable!
Further, ashitaba practically treats gynecological conditions that are generally not easily treated with conventional therapies. It can provide options beyond hormone replacement therapy and hysterectomies. So if you are a woman in your middle forties to early fifties, you are recommended to take ashitaba to keep your hormones balanced and maintain good menstruation just before your system turns to the menopausal stage. The good thing is that it does not have any stimulating effect so you can take it really frequently regardless of age.