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It is not always easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle onboard, hence we have created this section to guide you in keeping you mentally alert with good ideas and topic for staying healthy onboard. 

Amazing herbs for woman with no chemical side effect

If you are suffering from female problems you can try out the alternative methods with herbs with minimal chemical side effects. Always seek professional care should your symptoms exists over a longer period.


Dong quai the female herb

Dong quai helps to balance female hormones. In order for it to be most effective, it must be used for at least five days before onset of menstruation, before the body reaches its oestrogen. Dong quai feeds the nervous system and helps to nourish and strengthen the female glands. It is  used for menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms. It is also used orally as a ”blood purifier”; to manage hypertension, infertility, joint pain, ulcers, “tired blood” (anemia), and constipation; and in the prevention and treatment of allergic attacks. Dong quai is also used orally for the treatment of loss of skin color (depigmentation) and psoriasis.


Evening primrose

Evening primrose oil is extracted from the evening primrose plant, a wildflower found in North America, Europe and parts of Asia.  Evening primrose oil contains 9-10% GLA, a fatty acid that is known to be helpful in preventing heart disease, PMS, multiple sclerosis, hardening of the arteries, and high blood pressure.  Women especially find primrose oil supplements useful to help prevent menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.


Ginger the most common herb

Ginger has been used for centuries primarily in Indian and Chinese civilisations.  Perhaps ginger is best known for its ability to relieve nausea including morning sickness and motion sickness. Ginger is a warming herb and is often used in the culinary kitchen and in drinks and smoothies.


Black cohosh for female problems

Generations of American women have relied on black cohosh to relieve various "female problems," from PMS and menstrual cramps to menopausal symptoms. It has even been recommended as an alternative to standard hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which can produce unwanted side effects in many women.


Red raspberries for morning sickness

For centuries, red raspberry has been used both as an aid to combat morning sickness and to ease many menstrual problems. Raspberries is often cultivated in the garden and used in smoothies and as desserts.


Cranberries for uninary tract 

Cranberries have been used for years to help maintain a health urinary tract.  Cranberry acidifies the urine and prevents bacteria from adhering to bladder cells.  It is helpful for urinary tract infections.


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