Feminine Ease is a unique herbal support formula for women.* We have combined herbal ingredients Wild Yam, Vitex, Dong Quai and Black Cohosh with nutritional support from GLA, Vitamin B-6 and Folate to promote a healthy feminine balance.*
Black cohosh, a member of the buttercup family, grows in North America. Native Americans traditionally used black cohosh for a variety of ailments and introduced it to European colonists.
Borage oil has a high GLA or linolenic acid content. GLA is a type of fatty acid that your body converts to prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), and is also found in other seeds and nuts, as well as vegetable oils. Borage oil has garnered a lot of attention because it’s said to have the highest GLA content compared with other seed oils.
Chaste tree is a shrub that bears violet flowers and berries. It's also called vitex agnus-castus. The medicinal parts are the dried fruit and leaves. The plant comes from the Mediterranean and western Asia. It can now be found in southeastern parts of North America.
Chaste tree contains iridoids, flavonoids, progestins, and essential oils. This combination may help control menstrual cycles and ease menstrual pain. It may treat some endocrine problems.
Evidence from thousands of years of traditional practices involving herbs, vitamins, minerals, and plants has demonstrated both the efficacy and safety of many of these ingredients. The following section reviews the scientific literature to determine which components are most promising for liver health.
Dong quai is a member of the same plant family as parsley, celery, and carrots. It's popular in Chinese medicine for female health concerns. People commonly use dong quai for menopausal symptoms, menstrual cramps, migraines, and many other conditions.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, herbalists used wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) to treat menstrual cramps and problems related to childbirth, as well as for upset stomach and coughs. In the 1950s, scientists discovered that the roots of wild yam -- not to be confused with the sweet potato yam -- contain diosgenin. Diosgenin is a phytoestrogen, or plant-based estrogen, that can be chemically converted into a hormone called progesterone.