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April 23, 2006



Hello Nancy, have you spoken with the herbalist? I see now you wrote this two weeks ago, how are you now? Have we spoken through email - this note sounds familiar? This is largley why I love working with herbs as simples, and why I like to explore herbs in their various forms for how they affect us. I favor first the nourishing herbs, sometimes that is all that is needed. Nettles and Red Clover blossoms are this, for me though in infusion form. The menstruum DOES make a difference and a tincture is not just a convenient alternative. I have not worked much with dong quai. If it were me I would switch to these two infusions only for awhile. If still concerned then stop any or just do one. Do you have b=fibroids?

love and blessings,
Karen Joy


Hi there,

I have the book Childbearing Year and my husband and I recently decided to try for our second. I went to the herbalist and got 2 parts nettle, 2 parts red clover and 1 part don quai tincture. I started taking the tincture when I was menstruating and I ended up getting my period for 2 weeks (not heavy). I usually get it for a week. Anyways, I am not on day 37 and no period. I am not pregnant and am a little worried that I have not started menstruating. I usually menstruate about every 26-28 days and I have never missed (except when I was pregnant with my first).

Anyways, any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you

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