6 Natural Herbs for Hormone Balancing

Many factors fuel the imbalance in brain chemicals, i.e. hormones. Know how to maintain the hormone health naturally with home remedies for hormonal imbalance.
Swarali Jambhale Mar 28, 2019
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Maca Root

Maca, the master glands’ stimulator, with its ability to influence the reproductive system can balance the hormone levels in both men and women. In females, maca aids in reducing menstrual spasm and limit hot flashes. In males, it helps in muscle building and brings balance in the testicular glands.

Ashwagandha

Adaptogens, the best care for hormonal health, control the HPA axis (Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Adrenal connection). Ashwagandha, an adaptogen takes charge of the stress and cortisol levels to improve hormone production and so is vital. Chyawanprash has it as an ingredient. So, consuming it is the best way to avail this herb's balancing benefits.

Black Cohosh

Black cohosh is the oldest phytoestrogenic herb used for balancing hormones and also combat symptoms of menopause. This medicinal herb is said to reduce the inflammation caused by hormonal imbalance. Also, a study in 2007 stated that black cohosh extract impedes rapid increase of human prostate cancer cells.

Chasteberry

This Mediterranean bush has a history of being used for female reproductive health. Chasteberry extract works on the pituitary gland creating a balance between progesterone and estrogen. This herb, highly effective for menopause, also benefits men by treating ailments like male pattern baldness and prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Dandelion Root

Liver plays a crucial role in hormone regulation, especially estrogen. It metabolizes the estrogen and also helps eliminate it regardless of the estrogen being natural or artificial. To keep this process ongoing the liver has to be nourished and that can be done by the consumption of dandelion root.

Red Clover

Rich in isoflavones, macro and trace minerals, etc., red clover makes a great tonic for hormones. Being phytoestrogenic, it shields receptor sites from estrogen mimics like xenoestrogens that baffle the endocrine system leading to hormonal imbalance.

**Sources say, pregnant women should avoid red clover as it may affect the fetus, though it is not proven.

A Final Thought

These herbs on one side are considered to be safe for most people, but also may be contraindicated under specific conditions, perhaps while on any other medications or consumption of any other herbs. So, as a precaution, it is best to consult a doctor before consumption.
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