Hormones play a vital role in every woman’s health. Hormonal imbalance occurs due to levels of estrogen and progesterone within a woman’s body. Estrogen and progesterone are the female hormones, which work to regulate the menstrual cycle.There are multitude reasons for hormonal imbalance such as stress, non-organic animal products, over use of cosmetics, birth control pills, genetic factors, medication, obesity and sedentary lifestyle.
But the basic reason is the incorrect relationship between estrogen and progesterone levels in a woman’s body.Obesity too is the major reason for hormonal imbalance. There are many symptoms one face’s due to hormonal balance such as skin acne, mood swings, weight problems, depression, allergies, hair loss and fatigue. Here are a few herbs, which will help you maintain a good menstrual cycle.
Remedies for Hormonal Imbalance
Dong quai also known as ‘angelica sinesis’ is a natural tonic herb that has adaptogenic effect on female hormonal system. It contains 100% angelica sinesis that maintains healthy estrogen and pesterogen levels and has the ability to support female menstrual cycle.
This is available in 100% veggie capsule form and is recommended to take 1-2 capsules per day followed with a glass of water or juice. The ingredients available in dong quai ARE tolerable without any side effects or interactions of drugs.
Parsley is a natural bright green herb, which is used as a spice in our daily cooking. It has a good source of iron, vitamin-A, vitamin-B, vitamin-K, beta-carotene, vitamin-K12, folic acid and vitamin-C that helps to balance our hormonal levels. You can prepare infusion out of parley, just pour 150-200 ml of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of crushed parsley seeds and after 15 minutes pass it through a tea strainer. This is to be taken twice or thrice daily.
Dandelion is one of the safest foods approved by council of Europe. It has a good source of multivitamins, zinc, potassium, magnesium and calcium.Dandelion contains Taraxasterol and taraxerol compounds that help to balance the hormone levels. This dandelion is easily available in any store.
Alfalfa is a plant that contains all important nutrients, minerals, iron, zinc and eight amino acids that helps the body to build proteins. Alfalfa contains phytoestrogens that is very much similar to estrogen. This can be easily replaced in body when estrogen does not function properly. Alfalfa supplements or tea should be taken as directed.
Black cohosh is a unique herb that has a balancing effect on hormonal production, especially estrogen. The underground part of black cohosh is is used to make capsules and extracts.Phytochemicals, in black cohosh shifts the estrogen and progesterone ratio towards estrogen like chaste-berry. Black cohosh is available in capsule form.
Fennel is a light green aromatic herb also known as ‘sweet anise’. It has wonderful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, carminative, anti-spasmodic properties and contains natural estrogenic substances called as phytoestrogens. Rsearchers believe that this phytoestrogens play a vital role in hormone levels.
If estrogen levels rise up, this phytoestrogens bind estrogen receptor sites, competing with estrogen and decreasing It’s effects. A simple and easy remedy for menstrual problem, add 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds in boiling water for 5 minutes and then pour the tea in a mug through a strainer, drink this once or twice a day. There are many other herbs like Kelp, sage, Asian ginseng, sarsaparilla etc that helps to manage your hormonal imbalance.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.