Angelica rt. (Angelica archangelica): A warming herb that is useful in helping to regulate the menstrual cycle. Angelica is also one of the best herbs for improving warmth and circulation in the winter. It should not be given to those with a diabetic tendency as it increases sugar in the urine. Crampbark (Viburnum opulus): Crampbark is very useful for cramps and the discomfort of menstruation, as well as other uterine problems. Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): Is good for nervousness, irritability, and insomnia. Itís mild nature and wide therapeutic value has made it a cure-all, serving teething and colicky infants, stressed middle aged people, and as a soothing relaxant for the aged. Ginger root (Zingiber officinale): (You add to the blend) Ginger acts as a stimulant and warming agent. I find it best to use the fresh root, as the dried root changes its energy from warm to HOT. The taste will be very different. Note: Avoid exposure to cold (such as eating cold foods or bathing in cold water) around the time of menses. Also, make sure there is adequate calcium in the diet such as dandelion or nettle tea.