Sage: good after miscarriage or abortion.

Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 00:40:44 BST
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From: Christopher Hedley <christopher.GN.APC.ORG>
Subject: Oestrogenic herbs

Amy Dean wrote:
>Christopher Hedley said:
>>Some time ago there was a request for info on the use of oestrogenic plants for contraception.
>>I don't know of any modern use, but the ancient Greek plant Silphion was used as such. This plant seems to be extinct- perhaps it was overused. It was related to Fennel, which is oestrogenic, but has no use as a contraceptive, that I know of.
> There is an article on this subject in a recent issue of Archeology (Feb or Mar 94, I think) where they discuss the various plants used for this purpose in antiquity. Silphion is one of the plants mentioned and when it became extinct. Another source was/is Queen Anne's Lace (Wild Carrot) seeds. Various scientific studies are cited as verification of the contraceptive properties and what the particular mechanism is for the individual species.

thank you for the info on siliphion

wild carrot seeds sounds interesting

slightly off the subject
garden sage (salvia spp) is oestrogenic and very helpful at cleaning up and getting hormones back to normal following abortion or miscarriage.

christopher hedley mnimh