Native to North America, cimicifuga racemosa, or as it is more commonly known, was used by Native Americans for a long time to relieve menstrual problems and help with childbirth. It is a plant that grows up to 2.5 meters tall, has white flowers and its leaves are not regular in shape, are green and have tight edges. The used parts of this herb are the roots and rhizomes.With the advent of research and in-depth studies, it was discovered that St. Kitts’ wort is actually beneficial to facilitate childbirth and more than that, to treat women’s intimate health problems. Besides being a plant full of several nutrients that help in the treatment of diseases that affect the human body.

Properties of racemose cicifuge

According to traditional Chinese medicine, St. Kitts’ wort has analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties. In Europe, it is known for its antispasmodic, anodyne, sedative power and for its tonic uterine action and preparation for childbirth. In addition to all this, the plant is also hypoglycemic, hypotensive, diaphoretic and balancer of female hormones, such as estrogen.

Actions of St. Kitts’ wort in the body

With all these properties, the plant is allied with the health of the human body and helps improve blood circulation. It works in the mental and emotional recovery of patients, manages to restore and recover the functions of the respiratory system and is also capable of treating problems that affect the muscular and skeletal systems.

In this way, the consumption of tea from this plant normalizes the heart function, since it manages to dilate and relax the blood vessels that carry oxygen with the blood. Together these substances travel throughout the body, including the heart. This function also improves blood pressure and prevents the patient from a series of diseases related to the vascular system.

The herb also acts on the nervous system of humans. This action is essential to reduce muscle and nerve pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis, headache and osteoarthritis. It is an excellent natural remedy to relieve muscle cramps and tension, uterine and ovarian pain, and breast discomfort. Moderate consumption of the drink made from this plant can also end insomnia, ringing in the ear and dizziness.

In addition, in the respiratory system it is useful to combat asthma, paroxysmal cough, bronchitis and whooping cough. As for the muscles, the plant eliminates the pain caused by arthritis.

Herb benefits for female health

Despite being beneficial for several ailments that affect human beings, the fame of St. Kitts’ weed is related to its actions to improve the female reproductive system. It can be said that the plant monitors women’s health in all cycles, from problems caused by menstruation, through pregnancy and ending with the help of menopause.

Regulates the menstrual cycle, reduces Premenstrual Tension (PMS), eases cramps and swelling in the breasts. In pregnant women, it acts to contain the contractions of childbirth, strengthens the uterine walls, reduces bleeding, relaxes the muscles and even facilitates the baby’s exit. Women who are facing menopause can count on the action of this plant to contain the symptoms of this period, such as depression, anxiety, night sweats, headache, hot flashes, vaginal atrophy, low libido and dizziness.

St. Kitt’s wort also normalizes estrogen levels and improves mood.

Heads up

The use of this home remedy is only allowed for pregnant women who are in the last weeks of pregnancy and who have consulted a doctor. Otherwise, consumption of this herb can lead to premature births. In addition, excessive doses of the drink made with this plant can have opposite effects, causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, tremors, nervous disorders, etc.