Herb Robert, Our Super-Hero

There is an element which is known to have extraordinary powers. Germanium stimulates the body’s immune response, it prevents the effects of free radicals, transmits oxygen – thus nourishing the cells, increases the levels of interferons which stimulate anti-bodies… Germanium is a super-hero which protects our body from bacteria, viruses and tumours.

Double Nobel laureate Dr Otto Warburg established that the main cause of cancer is a lack of oxygen in cells, after he had discovered that cancer cells could not survive in fully-oxygenated environments. And it is exactly germanium that showers the cells with oxygen. It is the one mineral which brings us energy, vitality, immunity, and restores balance when there is a lack of it. Germanium is found in the nature, in some mushrooms (e.g. shiitake), in ginseng, garlic and in one exceptional medicinal plant – red geranium, herb robert.

Herb robert, Geranium robertianum, also known in the West as Robert, was named after a monk who lived in the 13th century and who used this plant to heal many people. Throughout history it has been the symbol of happiness and it was frequently depicted next to storks, as a symbol of fertility.

In a sea of medicinal plants, herb robert is often overlooked, which is a pity as it can prevent the emergence and development of cancer. It can be eaten, fresh in salads; in its desiccated form it can be used in delicious herbal infusions and is excellent in combination with other herbs. A powerful scent of a freshly picked plant rubbed into the skin repels mosquitos.

Its exceptional antibiotic and antibacterial powers help with open wounds, cracked ulcers, internal bleeding and nosebleeds, toothache, and it is a woman’s best friend. Herb robert is great in regulating the menstrual cycle, preventing ovarian inflammations, and is an excellent fighter against sterility in both sexes. That is why herb robert is an inevitable ingredient of Femisan A. With another five plants in Femisan, herb robert does what it does best – it produces miracles.

This low-growing plant with small pretty pink flowers grows throughout Europe and was also brought to America. Its reproductive process is very interesting: when it flowers it produces seed pods which break, suddenly spreading seeds in a five-metre radius. This inspired many folk stories and fairy tales, one of which was even embodied in the character of Puck in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Herb robert is a very persistent weed – you can try to cut it and remove it, but it always comes back. Maybe, its persistence does have a message for us.

Thrown off the Track by Hormones

Do you suffer from acne, memory fog, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety or sleep disorder? Do you often feel frustrated, extremely emotional and find it difficult to stop binge eating? Do you have tension headaches, IBS, sudden weight gain and experience extreme flatulence? Is loss of libido ruining your relationship or marriage?

Do you know that all of these symptoms and conditions can be caused by hormonal imbalance? Our modern way of living made us drift too far away from nature. We often use medications, we are swamped with toxic plastic and polluted air, we give in to unhealthy diet rich in fats, sugars and meat full of steroids and antibiotics, we sit for too long, we don’t get enough sunshine, and we are on the Pill. As a consequence, we are witnesses of an epidemic of hormonal imbalance among women all around the world.

It may take a while before we realize that the symptoms we have been having are caused by hormonal imbalance. Apart from the reproductive system, it can harm the thyroid, the bones and muscles, the heart and veins and it can increase risk of tumors. When it hits the uterus and ovaries, apart from the above mentioned conditions, it can also cause:

·         irregular or missed periods
·         trouble in conceiving
·         PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
·         ovarian cysts
·         cervical lesions
·         endometriosis
·         uterine fibroids
·         pre-menstrual symptoms
·         menstrual cramps and excessive bleeding during periods
·         fibrocystic breasts.
Once we get thrown off the track, going back is not easy. We are grateful to modern medicine for all the advances in various treatments of serious diseases, but when it comes to the hormones, apart from the synthetic substitutes, it does not have much to offer. Since the problem is caused by our drifting away from the nature, the solution, logically, would be to get closer to it once again.

Throughout history, women sought help in green fields and woods. There is a vast traditional knowledge that cannot be denied even by modern science. Certain herbs help, and clinical trials have confirmed that the traditional beliefs are well founded.

Lady’s mantle has been used for ages for female ailments and infertility. It contains tannins which have a strong astringent effect, thus preventing heavy bleeding, which explains why women with heavy, painful menstruations and uterine fibroids find it helpful. Studies proved that lady’s mantle is an efficient tumor inhibitor. Its effect on gastrointestinal disorders has also been proven.

Yarrow, known since ancient times, is known to alleviate cramps and pain, especially in the lower pelvic region. Its flavonoids have a spasmolytic effect, while pro-azulene soothes inflammations. It is an excellent remedy for painful periods.

Marigold can heal wounds, reduce inflammation, kill microbes and parasites and is an excellent diuretic. It prevents water retention during the pre-menstrual phase, and is a potent healer of uterine wounds, cysts and fibroids. Marigold is also used for dysmenorrhea.

Crane’s bill is another very potent herb and healer of wounds, it regulates blood circulation and works as a mild sedative. It is a strong antioxidant which prevents infections and boosts the immunity. It also contains tannins which prevent heavy bleeding.

Golden maca has been used for over two millennia in traditional medicine of the Andes as an adaptogenic herb, helping the body to adapt to harsh environmental conditions, increasing stamina and endurance. It balances hormones and has a very beneficial overall effect, both on the body and mind. It eliminates depression and brain fog, and is particularly useful in stopping the pre-menstrual energy and mood roller-coaster. Its alkaloids work against infertility.

Shepherd’s purse can regulate uterine contraction, blood flow and balance menstrual bleeding. It heals wounds and burns and is also very beneficial for the heart.

These six medicinal herbs, together with zinc which is a potent essential element and antioxidant, are assembled in Femisan A in well-studied doses, aiming to help women from the moment they enter puberty, till the menopause. Femisan A, the potent protector of women, brings us closer to nature.

Hormonal Adult Acne

During the great hormone surge in puberty the entire body goes through a metamorphosis, and the soft baby skin can begin to look like a battlefield, swarming with red and swollen acne.  Acne during puberty occur due to testosterone fluctuations in both sexes, and this hormone has its role: it shapes a man out of a boy, but it also helps girls get stronger bones and muscles. But it is also the one to blame for the skin changes and excess sebum, the oil that normally lubricates the skin, which clumps together with dead skin cells around hair root and clogs the follicle.

Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs in three phases: seborrheic – when the excess sebum is produced, but there are still no extreme changes on the surface of the skin; hyperkeratosis – when enlarged sebum glands create a lump on the skin, due to sebum accumulation in the follicle, which results in pus. As this is the ideal place for bacterial growth, it will lead to a bacterial phase, when Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) bacteria causes inflammation. In this phase the acne is very visible, the skin around them being red and inflamed and the peak black or white.

Once the puberty is over and the hormones stop raging, the acne will disappear in most cases. However, unfortunately, during the last couple of decades, adult acne is on the rise, like an epidemic. The latest statistics show that even 50% of women aged 20-29 suffer from acne. Only a half of them will be able to get rid of it, and 25% will continue to battle with the problem until their late forties.

What is the reason for this serious acne epidemic? We know that it is caused by the hormones, and today, more than ever, we are exposed to hormone disruptors which are all around us. They are disguised as time saving amenities that are supposed to increase the quality of our lives: fast food filled with preservatives and trans-fats, sweets that are always at a hand’s reach, sodas, plastic food containers, cups and bottles, non-stick pans, detergents and cosmetics, but also in basic food: fruit and vegetables covered in pesticides, meat and milk filled with antibiotics and hormones… Everything that seemingly saves us time is actually stealing it from us.  

The normal hormonal balance given to us by nature is so easily disrupted by modern inventions. Women are particularly prone to it as they go through the usual monthly hormone changes, which is a part of a normal reproductive cycle. But when the hormones go out of balance, the disorder is usually manifested through irregular periods, cysts, uterine fibroids, polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS)… and acne.

PCOS often goes together with acne during reproductive phase of female life, and once the menopause sets in, the drop in estrogen and increase in androgen hormone levels could also lead to sudden appearance of acne. Acne can also be triggered by stress, i.e. rise of hormone cortisol. Hormonal acne normally appear on the jaw and chin area, vary with the menstrual cycle, and all in the same pore already enlarged by the previous pustule.

As much as we hate them, they should never be squeezed and touched. The best thing to do is to consult a dermatologist and get an adequate professional skin therapy and advice. But although hormonal treatment drugs are usually prescribed by doctors, the problem will usually come back as soon as we stop using them. Natural solutions require more time and effort, but they are the best long standing choice. Medicinal herbs can provide a long-term solution.

Femisan A is a completely natural, plant-based medicinal product that helps treat female reproductive system disorders by balancing hormones. It can be even used by young girls, from the onset of the first period. Once estrogen and testosterone are put back to balance, with adequate skin care and nutrition, acne will disappear. But it cannot happen overnight. Herb medicines require long and regular use, and even once the problem is solved, it is good to continue with preventive therapy for a while longer. With proper nutrition and Femisan A, hormonal acne don’t stand a chance.

Everything I Want to Know about Femisan A

Femisan A is a natural formula in capsules, based on a selection of medicinal herbs, designed to help regulate the menstrual cycle and hormonal balance. It positively affects fertility and overall female health from puberty to menopause. Femisan A is a completely natural product, without adverse effects. It does not contain hormones or preservatives. When applied as prescribed, it can be used indefinitely.

In what cases can Femisan A help?

The formulation is efficient in the following cases:

  • Menstrual cycle disorders
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Painful periods
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS – Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Female sterility
  • Ectopia of cervix of the uterus
  • PMS

Which medicinal herbs comprise Femisan A?

Lady’s mantle, yarrow, marigold, crane’s bill, shepherd’s purse, golden maca root. It also contains zinc.

What is the therapeutic dose of Femisan A?

The therapeutic dose of Femisan A is two capsules twice daily, and preventative dose is one capsule twice daily.

Will I feel any changes in my body when I begin using Femisan A?

Since Femisan A enhances circulation, it can be felt at the beginning of use as mild pain in lower abdomen. That is a good sign that it is working. Furthermore, brown discharge or spotting can be a sign of a ruptured cyst. It is important to continue using the capsules regularly.

Does it contain alcohol?

No, the capsules are alcohol free. Femisan A does not contain preservatives, artificial colours or gluten. It is HALAL certified.

How long does one pack of Femisan A last?

When used therapeutically, one pack of Femisan A lasts for 15 days.

How does Femisan A affect fertility?

Femisan A stimulates ovarian functions, hormonal balance, it intensifies ovulation and fortifies the uterine lining – endometrium. It is recommended by doctors as an excellent preparation for the IVF process.

How fast can I get pregnant?

The results vary and mostly depend on the severity of the disorder that prevented fertility. Regular use over a longer period of time is essential, as it takes time for the medicinal herbs to demonstrate the full effect. Simultaneously with Femisan A for women, couples attempting pregnancy are also advised to use Alfa Aktiv for men, which balances levels of testosterone and increases sperm number and motility.

Is Femisan A used during menstruation? When it shouldn’t be used?

Yes, the capsules are used throughout the cycle, even during menstruation, and should not be used in pregnancy. Femisan A will not harm the embryo, it is not used during pregnancy for a simple reason that there is no need for it. In pregnancy the body uses different mechanisms, and nothing should be used apart from that advised by the obstetrician.

How does Femisan A work in case of endometriosis?

When it comes to endometriosis, Femisan A has an anti-inflammatory effect, and it also soothes the sharp pain caused by this complicated disorder. There is also evidence that the flavones can reduce the enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of androgens to estrogens, which reduces complications of endometriosis. One of the herbs in the Femisan A formula is lady’s mantle which has an adstringent effect, and is recommended in case of heavy flow. Lady’s mantle inhibits angiogenesis – the growth of new blood vessels.

What effect does Femisan A have on uterine fibroids?

The afore mentioned angiogenesis is a process that enhances development of certain diseases, like fibroids and endometriosis. As in endometriosis, the lady’s mantle extract has the power to inhibit growth of new blood vessels, thus preventing the development of new fibroids, stopping the growth of the existing ones and causing them to shrink over time. Furthermore, the ahileins from yarrow and tanins from lady’s mantle and marigold subdue extended and abundant menstrual bleeding that is often caused by the fibroids.

How does Femisan A affect cysts and the PCOS?

Femisan A is very efficient in cysts, first of all by establishing a normal hormonal balance, and will relatively quickly cause the cysts to rupture or be reabsorbed. When it comes to the polycystic ovaries syndrome, therapy persistence very important. PCOS  is a disorder with a tendency to keep coming back, which makes prolongued therapy followed by occasional prevention essential.

Can Femisan A help in blocked fallopian tubes?

With its anti-inflammatory effect, as well as the effect of the lady’s mantle on strenghtening the reproductive organs, Femisan A can contribute to resolving the ovary blockage, but only as adjuvant therapy. A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) examination is advised which, by itself, can help unblock the tubes.

Does Femisan A contain hormones?

The plants contained in Femisan A are not dominant phytoestogens. Their main active principles – pharmacological active substances are not plant steroles but flavonoids, tannins, etc. Medicinal plants contain numerous phytochemicals. The substance that is dominant will classify a plant into a certan pharmacological group, which does not mean that the plaint does not contain other chemical compounds. It is exactly the synergistic variation of chemical compounds in plants that make their valuable healing properties.

Can Femisan A be used during and after menopause?

The oldest patient that used Femisan A was over 90 years old. The capsules can be used to treat disorders which may occur, although more rarely, following the menopause.

Can Femisan A be used simultaneously with the Pill?

Yes, Femisan A can be combined with contraception, however in a reduced dose, 2×1 capsules.

Can Femisan A be used by young girls?

Yes, the formula can be used from the first period. Femisan A helps establish a normal hormonal balance more quickly. It is also an excellent prevention from PCOS and endometriosis which keep occuring at younger age today.

Does Femisan A help with acne?

Yes, since acne are often caused by a hormonal imbalance. With regular use of Femisan A, the skin becomes clearer and sebum secretion is regulated.

Femisan A is a completely natural product that has been on the market for over 20 years now. Over the time, numerious information of its positive effects has been collected from its users. From menstrual and reproductive disorders, to fertility issues, Femisan A has been helping women regain control over their lives, and even become mothers when all the odds were against them.