Red clover blossom
In this DVD, Phyllis Light teaches about the endocrine system and how it affects women’s health. She details the role of the important hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Disorders covered include ovarian cysts, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and uterine fibroids.
Some of the herbs covered include black cohosh, red clover, ginseng, dong quai, false unicorn, greenbriers, St. John’s wort and wild yam. She also discusses nutritional factors for women’s health including vitamin and mineral supplementation.
In this clip from the DVD, Phyllis talks about the herb black cohosh and it's usefulness for menstrual health:
Time: 1hr 38min
Black cohosh in bloom
A fourth generation herbalist and natural health educator, Phyllis Light has studied and worked with herbs, foods and other natural health techniques for over 25 years. Her studies in Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine began in the deep woods of North Alabama with lessons from her grandmother and father, whose herbal and healing knowledge had its roots in their Creek/Cherokee heritage. Phyllis’ studies continued as an apprentice with the late Tommie Bass, a nationally renowned folk herbalist from Sand Rock, Alabama, as well as with other herbal Elders throughout the Appalachians and the Deep South.
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