For hormone balance, calming stress, reviving skin tone, strengthening the egg in the female, as well as increasing sperm count in the male. It helps to balance the hormones in women, during pregnancy strengthens and tones the tissue of the womb. It is especially beneficial during menopausal changes. In a similar way it may be used to aid the body to regain a natural balance after the use of the birth control pill. As an astringent it may be used in a wide range of cases, including diarrhea, and helps sore throats as a gargle. Steep 1— 2 teaspoons / cup in your tea pot of hot boiling water. Or simply add 1 teaspoon per cup into your coffee filter in your coffee machine and brew as you would to make a cup!