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How St Johns Bush Improves Womb Wellness

How St Johns Bush Improves Womb Wellness

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Have you ever stopped to reflect on how common womb related dis-eases are? Ask just a few of the women in your life about their reproductive health. Chances are, you won't have to ask too many of them before you find someone who struggles with some kind of chronic womb related condition or has negative symptoms associated with their cycle. Enter.... St Johns Bush!

Unfortunately, in our modern societies, the foods we eat, the products we use, and the environments we live in are all harming our bodies, wombs, and cycles. Not only that, but when we try to access support we are offered band aid solutions and temporary fixes that cover up the symptoms instead of getting to the root and actually healing them. The perfect example of this is birth control! It's given to us as the perpetually solution to all of problems that stems from an insufficient understanding of women’s health and severe lack of care and consideration. Overall, we are overmedicated and underrepresented.

For women, our womb is the centre of not only our bodies. Our wombs observe, record, collect, keep, and reflect on our entire lives. It’s our source of creativity and power. Our wombs are connected to every woman that came before us and every woman that will come after us. And so healing our wombs is both healing our ancestors and also healing our future.

Considering this, it would make sense if our educational and family systems would teach us in depth about our wombs and all its various cycles such as puberty, menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, menopause etc - but they don't. More so we are not taught about the extensive natural options from Mother Nature available to us to heal our wombs. 

Making changes to your overall lifestyle, such as productivity, sleep, exercise, eating habits, stress levels, relationships, sex etc we can make significant positive improvements and heal your womb health. Combining those changes with potent herbs that are available to help us cleanse, strengthen, balance, harmonize, ease, soothe etc our wombs.

And currently there is a beautiful movement of women who understand this and are coming together to heal their womb. If you are reading this article, you are a part of it! You are the healers of your bloodline and have everything you need within you to change your life and the life of your family. We are here to support you.

St. Johns Bush

St. Johns Bush

$25.00 $30.00

Our St Johns bush is harvested with love and intention on the lush island of Saint Lucia. St. Johns bush is known as one of the most potent herbs for women's health (not to be confused with St. Johns Wort) The… read more

St Johns Bush is one of the most potent and powerful plants on the planet for women's reproductive health. It's also known as Justicia Secunda. Justicia Secunda and “Blood Root” (referencing both its primary benefits and colour when brewed as a tea). This plant has been studied and shown to have antifungal, antidepressant, analgesic, antisickling antiplatelet, antiasthmatic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory.

It can be used to address other issues such as anemia, depression, red eye, eczema, fevers, and diabetes but its most powerful and potent benefit is womb healing. St Johns Bush can benefit and ease symptoms associated with puberty, menstruation, infertility, and menopause. When used consistently and effectively it can be used to heal many menstrual cycle related conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS and more. 

St Johns Bush

This herb is however, extremely rare which means there is not a ton of research into how exactly it works. So throughout this blog you’ll see that we rely very heavily on the ancestral knowledge and its traditional uses throughout generations. Scientifically, because St Johns Bush is part of the Justicia family, we will be using the  research that applies more broadly to this herbal species to understand the photochemical properties of St John’s bush as it relates to women and womb health. 

Read on to learn how you can use St Johns Bush: 

St. Johns Bush for Fibroids

Fibroids are noncancerous growths that occur on or around the womb. Some women experience symptoms when they have fibroids but it’s actually more common to not have symptoms and only discover fibroids when they move towards trying to have children and experience infertility. For those who do experience symptoms, the most common ones associated with fibroids are: heavy and painful periods, abdomen and low back pain, pain during sex, and frequent urination.

The history and cause of fibroids is severely under researched because the western medical system is notoriously racist and sexist and it’s an issue that affects women, especially Black women. The reason for this is best understood through the lens of stress.

Black women often have more trauma due to racism, displacement, discrimination, diaspora they experience throughout their lives and this affects their progesterone levels. How? Progesterone is a precursor to cortisol. When cortisol levels increase, progesterone levels decrease. Progesterone is a very important hormone needed for balanced and healthy reproductive health.  

The research that does exist suggests that fibroids are considered estrogen dependent, since there have been no cases of fibroids in women pre puberty or post menopause. However, the role of estrogen in fibroid biology is complex and involves several other factors, including progesterone, growth factors, and genetic and epigenetic factors. But as a general theorized rule, when estrogen levels are too high and there isn't enough progesterone to balance it out, it creates an environment for fibroids to develop and grow. 

St Johns Bush is a womb cleanser and strengthener that can help clear out whatever is not supposed to be there like fibroids! It’s photochemical properties mirror and mimic that of estrogen and progesterone which helps it balance out the hormone levels to naturally shrink and heal fibroid developments. It’s other properties are naturally anti-inflammatory and alkalizing which help the bodies overall functioning and well being. 


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St. Johns Bush for Endometriosis

When it comes to painful periods, it is all too easy to accept this as normal. While some light cramping is to be expected as yes your uterine wall lining is shedding. Your periods should be an inconvenience at the WORST. Periods that leave you unable to get out of bed, suffering from severe pain, taking pain medication, and at worst cases maybe taking a visit to the ER is a clear indication of deeper issues!

Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue that is similar to the tissue that grows on the inside of your uterus, grows in other places. Some examples are the outside of your uterus, your digestive system, your ovaries, your fallopian tubes etc. It can be found in 1 in 10 women and again, is even more common in Black women. 

It is an inflammatory condition. The symptoms range from severely painful periods to pain in general, fatigue, brain fog, poor digestion, anxiety, depression and an overall low quality of life. It can lead to organ damage and infertility in the worst case. 

Hormonally, endometriosis shows estrogen dominance and St Johns Bush can lower estrogen levels and increase progesterone. Endometriosis can also lead to heavy and excess bleeding during menstruation which can cause your body to lose blood cells quickly, which might lead to anemia. St Johns Bush can help replenish this iron deficiency and support the blood and reverse anemia. 

St. Johns Bush

St. Johns Bush

$25.00 $30.00

Our St Johns bush is harvested with love and intention on the lush island of Saint Lucia. St. Johns bush is known as one of the most potent herbs for women's health (not to be confused with St. Johns Wort) The… read more

St. Johns Bush for PCOS

PCOS stands for poly cystic ovarian syndrome as is another hormone based condition that is at an all time high. Unlike endometriosis, fibroids, and PMS, PCOS is an indication of testosterone dominance or overall high levels of androgens or male hormones AS WELL as elevated levels of estrogen.

The symptoms associated with PCOS are irregular periods, acne, weight gain. The most physically notable symptom is excessive hair growth particularly on the face, chest, and back also known as hirsutism. It is not uncommon for people with PCOS to go months without having a period because their body is unable to ovulate (which is as the result of estrogen). 

In addition to these physical symptoms, women with PCOS are also at a higher risk of developing other health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease because PCOS causes insulin resistance. PCOS is the most common cause of ovulatory infertility and it’s believed that estrogen dominance plays a part, along with other hormonal imbalances, including elevated testosterone.

St Johns Bush can also be used to regulate progesterone and estrogen levels because it has estrogenic and progestagenic photochemical properties. The whole family of Justicia plant/herb is known to have these healing hormone benefits. It naturally balances hormones and over time you will be able to witness natural weight loss, and more regular periods. When initially working to heal PCOS, drink St Johns Bush consistently for 5 days a week until your cycle starts coming consistently for 1-3 months and then you can switch to drinking it cyclically. 

St. Johns Bush for PMS

PMS is widely accepted as common and normal in our modern societies. It’s often depicted in the media as the sort of emotionally helpless and overstimulated girl sitting in her living room in sweatpants watching romantic comedies eating ice cream and crying. And while some gentle mood changes and fluctuations are normal and reflect the natural rhythms of a woman and her menstrual cycle, large emotional dips can show signs of hormone imbalance. 

The symptoms associated with PMS are mood swings, tender breasts, irritability, depression, food cravings, and extreme fatigue. 1 in 4 women will experience PMS symptoms associated with their periods that occur before bleeding starts. Intense PMS that negatively impacts quality of life and ability to live fully and normally is as a result of estrogen dominance.

Like we mentioned above, St Johns Bush and the Justicia plant has extracts of estrogenic and progestagenic properties that are highly effective in regulating hormone levels. It makes St Johns Bush a great PMS therapy and will help to decrease negative mental and physical symptoms and improve overall mood and health over time with consistent use. 

St. Johns Bush for Infertility

There can be a variety of different factors that affect fertility but at its core, like many of the conditions we outlined above, it is often connected to hormone imbalances. Hormone imbalances affect your body’s natural reproductive function and cycle especially when it comes to ovulation which is the fundamental factor in fertility. 

PCOS for example prevents the release of eggs from the ovaries. Fibroids and endometriosis on the other hand, impact the body’s ability to implant fertilized eggs. Infertility can also be linked to blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, environmental factors such as toxins or certain medications, and lifestyle factors such as drug and alcohol use, smoking, poor nutrition and poor fitness. 

As we have discussed throughout this blog, St Johns Bush can be used to help with many of the major womb related conditions and issues such as Endometriosis, Fibroids and PCOS all of which can directly or indirectly impact infertility. St Johns Bush increases fertility by helping and healing these conditions. It does this through balancing hormones, cleansing and strengthening the womb, and its more general anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties. 

Important note: St Johns Bush should NOT be consumed once pregnant. Its powerful effects on the womb muscles could lead to abortions.

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As you can see, St Johns Bush is a powerful herb that can radically transform your health and wellness as a woman. But more so, whether you decide to try St Johns Bush or not, it’s important to know that you have options, regardless of what traditional medicine tells you. You are not reduced to taking birth control and by taking on a womb wellness lifestyle overall, you can heal your conditions and have a better, more balanced cycle. 

Some other changes you can make to manage your conditions and improve your womb wellness are managing your stress levels, minding endocrine disruptors in your environment, healing your relationships (with yourself and others), improving your diet, prioritizing low impact, body weight exercise and more. To name just a few!!!

Where to buy St. Johns Bush

Rich Sol Foods St Johns Bush is harvested with love and intention on the lush islands of St Lucia. We are a family owned and operated company committed to bringing you high grade healing so you can heal yourself and your bloodline. Use discount code 'sjb15' for 15% off your first order! 

It’s important that you purchase from trusted, well known sources and acquire herbs that are free of additives, chemicals and preservatives. Our St Johns Bush comes in dried leaf form. One tablespoon of the dried leaf can be used in 1 cup of hot water and steeped for 5, 7, 9, or 13 minutes in a sealed or covered container, depending on your desired potency. 

Depending on the batch you receive and how long you steep in, your St Johns Bush tea may turn red when steeped. This is to mimic its powerful, positive impact on the blood and women’s menstrual cycle. 

Give thanks for the healing y’all? Let us know if there is something else you want to know about St Johns Bush. 

St. Johns Bush

St. Johns Bush

$25.00 $30.00

Our St Johns bush is harvested with love and intention on the lush island of Saint Lucia. St. Johns bush is known as one of the most potent herbs for women's health (not to be confused with St. Johns Wort) The… read more

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