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Shatavari, Asparagus racemosus, is, as the name suggests, a member of the asparagus family. It is the most important herb in Ayurvedic formulas for the female reproductive system. Vata derangements are regarded as troublesome for women. "Wind" causes instability and dryness so moisturing or demulcent herbs are used to improve elasticity, libido, and fertility. Shatavari can be used during both puberty and menopause as well as at any time there is a desire to increase comfort in the reproductive system. It is suitable for use by men and children as well as women.

Bilberry Extract

Bilberry Extract, 2 oz.
Vaccinium myrtillus

Bilberry has been clinically shown to lower the risk of a number of diseases affecting the eyes, heart and cardiovascular system, blood sugar, and certain types of cancer, especially estrogen-sensitive cancers. It has antioxidant and eye protective properties.

Contains: Vaccinium myrtillus leaf & berry in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Bilberry Glycerite, 2 oz.
Vaccinium myrtillus

Bilberry has been clinically shown to lower the risk of a number of diseases affecting the eyes, heart and cardiovascular system, blood sugar, and certain types of cancer, especially estrogen-sensitive cancers. It has antioxidant and eye protective properties.

Contains: Vaccinium myrtillus leaf & berry in distilled water and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Black Cohosh Extract, 2 oz.
Cimicifuga racemosa

Black cohosh is a famous Native American gynecological herb, used chiefly to alleviate premenstrual tension and alleviate hot flashes associated with menopause. The most common use is as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.

Contains: 1.2 extract of Cimicifuga racemosa root in 59-61% organic cane alcohol, distilled water, and vegetable glycerin.

Special price, 20% off, regular price is $20.25.

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Breast Balm

Breast Balm, 4 oz.

This organic balm for the breast helps remove toxins and tonify tissue so as to retain supple skin yet firmness. It can be used during breast self-examination or to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluids.

Contains: Ghee (clarified butter)*, Coconut Oil*, Olive Oil*, Beeswax*, Shatavari root (Asparagus racemosus)*, Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera)*, Vidari Kanda root (Ipomoea digitata)*, Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare)*, Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)*, Jasmine essential oil*, Rose essential oil*.

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Chaste Berry Extract - Vitex agnus castus

Chaste Berry Extract, 2 oz.
Vitex agnus castus

Chaste berries are female hormone regulators, especially where there is excess estrogen and low progesterone. This herb is the cornerstone of many Western gynecological programs, including the menstrual cycle, infertility, and menopause. It is thought to work through the pituitary body, not directly on the hormones of the reproductive system. The berries are also used to relieve paralysis and nerve pain.

Contains: Vitex agnus castus, fresh fruit and organic grain alcohol.

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Cramp Bark Comfort

Cramp Bark Comfort™

This formula relies on North American cramp bark, chaste tree berries, and Chinese herbs to provide relief before the onset of menstruation.

Contains: Proprietary blend of Dong Quai Root Extract (4:1), Partridge Berry Aerial Parts, Cramp Bark Extract (4:1), Chaste Tree Berry Extract (10:1), Poria Sclerotium Extract (40% polysaccharides), Cyperus Rhizome Extract (4:1), and Ginger Root Extract (4:1).

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Dan Shen Extract, 2 oz.
Salvia miltiorrhiza

Dan shen is a kind of sage with very red roots. It is commonly regarded as a blood moving herb, i.e., one used to improve circulation as well as the condition of the arteries and overall physiological functioning. Unlike most such herbs, it is not contraindicated for use by persons already taking anticoagulants though careful monitoring is, of course, advised, especially by Asian patients. Dan shen can also be used following traumatic injury, surgery, or any kind of blood loss.

Contains: extract of Salvia miltiorrhiza root 1:3 in distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Dong Quai Extract, 2 oz.
Angelica sinensis

Dong quai is probably the second most valued herb in Chinese medicine and is often referred to as a sort of ginseng for women. It is used to balance the female reproductive system and is particularly useful during the critical period of puberty and menopause, but it also helps with the monthly cycle. It is a general tonic herb for almost all issues faced by women, everything from hormone balance to bleeding and the aftermath of giving birth to a baby. It is even used for headaches that are caused by blood insufficiency. Dong quai is a Chinese kind of angelica and should be considered by anyone who is discontinuing use of hormonal medications.

Contains: extract of Angelica sinensis root in organic alcohol, distilled water, and vegetable glycerin.

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Female Plus

Female Plus, 60 capsules

This is an Ayurvedic product for women with menopausal mood and energy fluctuations: it works on an emotional as well as physiological basis. The theory is that while the ovaries are retiring, the pituitary body is still producing hormones that would normally trigger estrogen and progesterone production. The formula is basically a nervine, i.e., a blend of herbs that helps to pacify vata in a way that reduces mood swings and restless sleep.

Contains: standardized extracts of Shatawari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Cumin (Cumimum cyminum), Pipli (Piper cubeba), Caryophyllus aromaticus, Nageshkar (Mesua ferrea), Purnarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Bombax malabaricum, Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Guggul (Cedrus deodara), Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Hygrophila spinosa, Vasak (Adhatoda vasica), Ficus bengalensis, Nelumbium speciosum, Andropogon muricatus, Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Byronia laciniosa, Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis), Lodh tree (Symplocos racemosa), Ashoka (Saraca indica).

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Female Rejuv

Female Rejuv, 60 capsules

The formula is intended to regulate the female cycle and alleviate spasms that contribute to pain and excessive fluid loss.

Contains: standardized extracts of Ashoka (Saraca indica), Karela (Symplocos racemosa), Anantmul (Hemidesmus indicus), and Shatawari (Asparagus racemosus).

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Fibro Pro, 4 oz.

We have been using this formula on a trial basis for almost two years now. Feedback has been excellent. The formula is adaptogenic and strengthening and tends to ease pain associated with fibromyalgia.

Contains: Proprietary blend of Angelica archangelica root, Atractylodes macrocephala root, Filipendula ulmaria herb, Tanacetum parthenium bark, Piscidia erythrina bark, Ziziphus spinosa fruit, and Withania somnifera root in distilled water, organic alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Myrrh Extract, 2 oz.
Commiphora molmol

Myrrh gum has a long history of use as both a medicine and perfume as well as incense. It is aromatic but intensely bitter. It is used in Chinese medicine to move stagnant blood and is often used for problems associated with menstruation as well as uterine tumors. Its use in Ayurvedic medicine is similar, but it is processed differently. In Western medicine, myrrh is used both internally and externally as an antiseptic. It is used mainly for toothaches and gums in mouthwashes and for wound healing and sprains externally. Studies suggest that it helps to maintain correct blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It is often used in the treatment of arthritis.

Contains: extract of Commiphora molmol oleoresin in organic cane alcohol and distilled water.

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PCOS, 4 oz.

This blend is formulated to support neuroendocrine health and hormonal balance in a way to heal the ovaries. It should be used in conjunction with corrective nutrition and practitioner guidance for life style adjustments and care

Contains: Proprietary blend of Glyycyrrhiza glabra root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Taraxacum officinale root, Urtica dioica root, Chamaeliriun luteum root, Oplopanax horridum root bark, Serenoa serrulata fruit, Smilax ornata root, Vitex agnus-castus berry, and Anemone pulsatilla herb/flower in distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Red Clover Extract, 2 oz.`
Trifolium pratense

Traditionally, red clover has been used to address some of the side effects of menopause. The flowering tops contain isoflavones (mostly genistein and daidzein) which some studies suggest have an estrogenic effect, but others deny this. It is considered safe for use by breast cancer patients who are post-menopause but the jury is not in on pre-menopausal persons. It is often used by post-menopausal women to reduce the risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) because the herb is rich in calcium and magnesium as well as vitamin C and niacin. Red clover is a blood purifier and is the main ingredient in Sundance Elixir, our version of the Hoxsey Tonic. It is generally recommended for melanoma patients since studies indicate it inhibits B16 melanoma cells. It is also often used to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

Contains: extract of Trifolium pratense flowering tops in distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Shatavari - Ayurvedic Rasayana for Women

Shatavari, 90 tablets
Asparagus racemosus

Just as the name suggests, this herb belongs to the asparagus family, but it is the root that is used in Ayurvedic medicine. Shatavari is considered to be one of the true rasayana or longevity plants and while it is the herb of choice for women, especially during the change of life such as puberty and menopause, but also during pregnancy and while nursing. It helps women to overcome dryness and through this mechanism increases tissue elasticity and lubrication, thereby enhancing pleasure and protecting tissue from trauma. It can also be used by men. It supports immunity, intellect, and stamina.

Contains: Shatavari root, Asparagus racemosus*.

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Shatawari Ghee - Certified Organic

Shatawari Ghee, 5 oz.

This ghee is tridoshic but is especially useful for pitta imbalances. It supports the female reproductive system and helps to regulate the menstrual cycle. It can be used internally, externally, or in cooking. Excessive use may aggravate the kapha dosha.

Contains: Ghee, Asparagus racemosus.

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Solomon's Seal Extract, 2 oz.
Polygonatum biflorum

Solomon's seal is soothing and deeply nourishing to tissues. It can be used to ease symptoms related to women's cycles as well as to repair tissues that have been damaged, especially the gastrointestinal mucosa. It also relieves coughs that are due to irritated tissues.

Contains: extract of Polygonatum biflorum root in organic alcohol, distilled water, and vegetable glycerin.

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Suma Extract, 2 oz.
Pfaffia paniculata

Traditionally, suma has been used somewhat like maca to increase stamina, including male libido, but it was introduced to North America for its gynecological benefits, hailed as an adaptogen, i.e., an herb that improves coping margins when dealing with stress. The roots are very high in amino acids, trace minerals, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E.

Contains: 1.5 extract of Pfaffia paniculata root in distilled water, 39-41% organic cane alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Dioscorea Root Tincture

Wild Yam Extract, 2 oz. [Formerly called Dioscorea]
Dioscorea villosa

As the doctrine of signatures might suggest, wild yam is spleen tonic. It is antispasmodic and used to quell nausea, especially during pregnancy. One of its chief constituents is a steroidal saponin that is used in rheumatoid arthritis treatment, but the herb as a whole is demulcent, nourishing, soothing, and tonifying. It makes an excellent supplement for people suffering from deficiency conditions, especially during convalescence or after the age of 65.

Contains: Dioscorea villosa, fresh root and organic grain alcohol.

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Ayurvedic Herbal Support for Women

Women's Support, 90 tablets

This formula supports proper functioning of the female reproductive system. Like most traditional Ayurvedic preparations, this tonic rejuvenates and energizes the systems it nourishes.

Contains: Shatavari root, Asparagus racemosus*; Guduchi stem, Tinospora cordifolia*; Vidari Kanda root, Ipomomea digitata*; Punarnava root, Boerhaavia diffusa*; Musta root, Cyperus rotundus*; Brahmi herb, Hydrocotyle asiatica*; Aloe, Aloes spp., Tulsi leaf, Ocimum sanctum*; Coriander seed, Coriandrum sativum*; Rose petals, Rosa damascena*; Fennel seed, Foeniculum vulgare*; Cardamom seed, Elettaria cardamomum*; Cinnamon bark, Cinnamomum cassia.*

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Yin Elixir, 4 oz.

This formula combines some of the world's most famous female tonic herbs with adaptogens as well as rasayana herbs. It can be used by women during both puberty and menopause as well as by anyone coming off hormone replacement therapy. It offers the additional benefits of having some gentle detoxifying and immune enhancing properties along with support for the brain and neurological system. Anyone who has been exposed to excitotoxins, venom, infections of the brain and nervous system can consider this tonic for long-term use.

Contains: Proprietary blend of Asparagus racemosus root OG, Rhodiola rosea root OG, Cimicifuga racemosa root OG, Dioscorea villosa, fresh root WC, Pfaffia paniculata root WC, Hemidesmus indicus root OG, Curcuma zedoaria rhizome OG, Glycyrrhiza glabra root, and honey in distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Sacred Medicine Sanctuary
Poulsbo, Washington

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