Q: Hi, I am looking for some information to stop menses alltogether. I think the herb or herbs that do that are hidden and I'd like to uncover what that is. I'd like to have control over my own body and decide for myself whether I'd like to bleed or not. I have had a lot of problems in my life because of this cycle and I would like to stop it naturally. I don't need to hear anything that would change my mind, this is how I truly feel. I cannot pretend to like bleeding and what is associated with it. I usually am a health nut, but recently decided to use the mini-pill, progestin only, because my lows were too severe and scary. I contemplated suicide each month and came too close to hating my life, so decided that the pill would be okay for me. I don't like some of the side affects so far, but they sure beat the lows. But, I'd rather find an herbal way to stop menses. I am doing research on the web and sending emails to as many herbalists as possible so I can find my answer. I believe that we had this power perhaps in medieval times and the church took away that herb or herbs from women to take their power away and their choices. If you can help me find what I am looking for, please let me know, Thank You, L.
A: Hello L., I hear you want to find an herb to stop your menses. I can understand you would like more control over your body, and see your bleeding times as more than even a nuisance. I hear you do not want to hear different opinions from me, so I will not offer them. I understand why you think herbs used to suppress menses may have been hidden from us. If so I do not know what they are. I do believe much of women's herbal knowledge has been suppressed. I am not sure if this is the case in this situation or if women then did not have use for herbs in this way. I wish I could help you in your search, but truthfully do not know of an answer for you.