The protector of women

The first description of lady’s mantle dates back to 1539, when the German botanist and physician Hieronymus Bock, known also by his Latin name Tragus, kicked off the process of modernisation of medieval botany. Bock laid the foundations of modern science with his catalogue of 700 plants based on observation and detailed description. Kreutterbuch, literally translated as the “plant book”, first appeared unillustrated. In the following 1546 edition it contained excellent drawings by the artist David Kandel. This particular book later served as a basis for Carl Linnaeus’ bionomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms.

Bock knew well where each plant grew, which shows that he must have travelled a lot researching vegetation in the field. It is not an accident that a German scientist classified lady’s mantle in his book as a very important and useful plant; the plant was highly respected by the ancient German tribes and devoted to Frigg, the goddess of beauty and fertility.

Lady’s mantle was given its scientific name Alchemilla vulgaris thanks to alchemists’ belief that dew on its leaves could lead them to philosopher’s stone which has the ability to transform base metals into gold. Lady’s mantle is a pretty plant on whose leaves one can see droplets shining like little pearls throughout the day. Probably it was its beauty that first attracted our ancestors who soon realised that lady’s mantle’s biggest value were its medicinal properties. Women were particularly convinced of that.

 

Lady’s mantle can be found all over our hilly Balkan peninsula and has been used in folk medicine since time immemorial. Apart from helping with stomach upsets and diarrhoea, it helps to heal wounds and calm skin infections. It is most useful to women. Its precious ingredients – tannins, bitter glycosides, flavonoids, phytosterols, salicylic acid, saponins, ethereal oil – have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

This natural hormone balancer helps with irregular or heavy periods, cysts, polycystic ovaries, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, but is also known to ease labour pain, speed up wound healing and recovery after childbirth. Tannins and astringents prevent increased bleeding and lessen period pains. With its anti-fungal properties it can help fight fungus and bacterial vaginitis; thanks to its power to prevent bacterial growth, some experience shows that it helps even to fight staphylococcus. Research has shown that lady’s mantle is useful in treating conditions caused by the human papillomavirus and that its ingredient agrimoniin prevents breast cancer.

A legend has it that women used to believe that dew droplets from lady’s mantle leaves can help them remain forever young. But the ritual was not simple: at midnight, only on the nights when the Moon is full, fully naked, they would have to dip their small toe in the dew on lady’s mantle. Today we know that we do not have to be naked and wait for midnight, but lady’s mantle can certainly help us remain young for longer: in addition to using its leaves to treat skin conditions, it is excellent in reducing wrinkles and age spots. But the biggest aesthetic benefit is that lady’s mantle can enable us to maintain a good hormonal balance and thus remove the unwanted symptoms of such imbalance: obesity, acne, greasy skin, increased hairiness. And when the menopause time comes it can reduce its symptoms too.

 

Youthfulness and the future generations can be helped by lady’s mantle: this plant, in addition to its other beneficial properties, helps women with sterility issues. It is not by accident that lady’s mantle was devoted to Frigg, the goddess of fertility, and later in the Middle Ages, to Virgin Mary, our Lady, whose mantle or protector it was. Once upon a time women used to pick lady’s mantle and kept it in vases at home to increase femininity and attract love. Today we know that lady’s mantle increases the growth of progesterone, normalises the levels of hormones, strengthens the endometrium – the uterine lining, stimulates the ovaries and ovulation, and thus not only increases fertility but also ensures that pregnancy is free from complications and does not result in a miscarriage.

Lady’s mantle can be used on its own, but it is best used in combination with other herbs, such as yarrow, marigold, herb robert, shepherd’s purse and parsley. Nowadays we do not have to go in search of these herbs because they can already be found in their clearest and most usable form and perfect proportions in the completely natural preparation in our pharmacies. Femisan A, “cloaked in lady’s mantle” has been a woman’s best friend for two decades.

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.

Hormones and Beauty

Hormone imbalance can easily be identified on our face and body. Hormones are an essential piece of the puzzle of our system, and as we enter certain age or situations, like puberty, menopause or pregnancy, the level of hormones changes. However, today we are witnesses of a massive ’hormone rebellion’ that works against the well set schedule.

There is an increasing number of women struggling with irregular periods, polycystic ovaries, uterine fibroids and other disorders caused by the hormone imbalance. Only the person going through such an ordeal knows well how difficult it is to struggle with the constant sense of fatigue, depression, brain fog and mood changes. However, apart from having a huge impact on our body and mind, the hormones can drastically change the way we look. Balanced hormones are essential for beauty, and it is not an overstatement.

When hormones are out of balance, we crave sweets, we are prone to overeating and piling up extra weight. Once the level of estrogen drops, any control over food becomes impossible. The reason for that is that estrogen controls the level of leptin, the hormone that regulates food intake. After the age of 40, and especially on entering menopause, women gain weight more easily, and the fat is particularly deposited in the abdominal region. This is also the time when we are physically less active, which makes it more important to find an activity that suits us and practice it regularly.

Our digestive system is lined with receptors that react to estrogen and progesterone. As their levels rise or drop, our digestion changes, we can get bloated and swollen, and find it impossible to button up our favorite pair of jeans.

Hormone imbalance is closely related to acne. Once the level of androgens, male sex hormones (that women also have, but at lower levels), is increased, our sebaceous glands get extra active, the pores get clogged and acne emerge. The best way to treat acne is to balance hormones, along with finding a good dermatologist to stop the existing acne run their course.

Sex or thyroid hormone imbalance can cause a sudden hair loss. However, as we lose our beloved hair on the head, we gain unwanted hair in wrong places, particularly on the upper lip, chin and body. It is, understandably, followed by a significant loss of confidence.

Another aspect regulated by progesterone is the level of energy and sleep. Logically, when it drops, we suffer from chronic fatigue and insomnia. Low estrogen, however, can cause hot flashes and sweating, which will not only disrupt the sleep, but also cause headaches. Fatigue and lack of sleep leave sad traces – dark circles under the eyes, but the body suffers, too, as it will not have enough energy for everyday activities.

If our estrogen levels are too high, we may suffer from fibrocystic breasts. Not only can it be painful, but also cause alarm as we feel series of lumps in our breasts. Although fibrocystic breasts are usually benign, it is always better to get a proper checkup.

Estrogen is directly linked with serotonin and dopamine, the ‘happiness hormones’. Hormone imbalance thus goes hand in hand with anxiety and even depression, which will increase before the onset of menstruation. Sex and thyroid hormones imbalance can significantly impair health, cause lack of self-confidence and self-neglect.

Our body is a perfect puzzle, however, it is enough for only one piece to be disturbed to ruin the entire picture. And that is exactly how hormones work. Once they are disturbed, it is very difficult to regain balance. Modern medicine offers us hormone replacement therapy which is effective while we are taking it, with numerous side effects, however once we stop taking it the problem comes back.

The best way to regain natural balance is – by the help of nature. Femisan A is a natural herbal preparation which helps regain hormone balance and resolve disorders caused by the imbalance. Femisan A is an essential part of every woman’s cosmetic bag which helps her maintain or regain her natural beauty.

Believe It or not, PMS Can Get Worse, and a Lot!

Premenstrual syndrome makes us all feel bloated, tired, and irritable to a certain extent. But imagine a PMS ten times stronger! Every woman’s nightmare.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) affects approximately 8% of women, usually from early twenties to early thirties. Just like with PMS, the symptoms occur in the second part of the menstrual cycle, after ovulation, and disappear during the first days of menstruation. The PMDD symptoms are physical, mental and – extreme.

PMDD can affect your psyche by making you feel exceedingly:

  • sad and hopeless
  • depressed and desperate
  • anxious and tense
  • oversensitive and overemotional
  • irritable, angry, ready to jump down someone’s throat for no reason
  • edgy, panicky, upset
  • antisocial, in need of solitude
  • in worst cases even suicidal

PMDD affects your body by making you feel:

  • complete lack of energy
  • fatigue, exhaustion
  • unable to concentrate, forgetful
  • insomnia or broken sleep
  • extreme desire to overeat
  • chest pain
  • bloated, indigestion
  • headache
  • muscle cramps and joint pain
  • weight gain.

Women who suffer from PMDD have a genuine problem to go about their daily routine, which affects their families, jobs and social life. Modern medicine approaches the problem with synthetic drugs: antidepressants, anxiolytics, hormones… Being in early twenties and having to take so many medications can easily make us believe that our life is an absolute mess and that there’s something seriously wrong with us.

The cause of PMDD is not completely clear, however the most probable scenario is a reaction to hormonal changes in the body. So far, clinical research has confirmed that women suffering from this syndrome have lower serotonin levels. The reason more to be more physically active and control the diet by ditching sugar, fast and fatty food, alcohol, caffeine and smoking. More grain, fresh fruit and vegetables will provide enough magnesium, zinc and vitamin B6 to soothe the nerves, muscle cramps and joint pain.

However, just like with PMS, medicinal herbs are an ideal and natural way to alleviate and even eliminate PMDD symptoms. Lady’s mantle, yarrow, marigold, crane’s bill, golden maca, shepherd’s purse… an ideal herbal blend accompanied with zinc, all contained in one capsule of Femisan A.

Femisan A, a safe and natural way to balance hormones and live your life to the fullest!

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.