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The History of Abortifacients

The peacock flower (or flos pavonis) is an arresting plant, standing nine feet tall in full bloom, with brilliant red and yellow blossoms. But it's more than beautiful; it's an abortifacient, too. One of the most striking records of the plant comes from German-born botanical illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian who, in…

Proving what we've long been practicing, Chinese herbs have been found to be the most effective means of providing pain relief from menstrual cramps. In a study done on 3,475 women, the women were divided into groups, and each group was given only one of the following: Chinese herbal medicines, nonsteroidal…