An 1878 dictionary of scientific terms (Rossiter 153) lists Guinea hen weed as Petiveria alliacea and an 1887 Manual of Botany again lists Petiveria or Guinea-hen Weed as a reputed emmenagogue
25,26,27,28,29,30) King's American Dispensatory includes DC, stating that it may possess emmenagogue
It also acts as an emmenagogue
, hemostatic and ocitocic and has anti-inflammatory activity (Oliveira et al.
One of the great Renaissance herbalists, Gerard, recommended it for inflammation of the uterus and as an emmenagogue
Motherwort acts as an emmenagogue
, which can stimulate bleeding.
It has been used as an emmenagogue
, to treat nervousness, coughs, insect bites, and migraine headaches.
is a medicine that induces or hastens the menstrual flow, in other words, an abortifacient.
Shatavari: nutritive tonic, demulcent, emmenagogue
, rejuvenative, build milk PV-K+
It was considered an effective stimulant, depressant, expectorant, emmenagogue
(inducing or increasing menstrual discharge), and antispasmodic.
It was mostly used by Indian women as a powerful emmenagogue
commonly known as saffron, is used in folk medicine for various purposes such as an antispasmodic, nerve sedative, expectorant, eupeptic, anticatarrhal, carminative, diaphoteric, stomachic, aphrodisiac and emmenagogue
(Schmidt et al.
Astringent, respiratory tract disorders, diuretic, hepatoprotective, emmenagogue