The 7 Best Herbs For Balancing Female Hormones

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Estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline, insulin, and lot of other hormones act as chemical messengers in the body. The various glands in the body, such as the thyroid, pituitary, pancreas, and adrenals, secrete hormones and the endocrine system manages their efficient circulation throughout the body. As hormonal fluctuations occur, for example, during menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause, a woman can experience decreased energy levels, reduced sexual desire, weight gain, sleep troubles, or even infertility.

 

To help balance hormones, many women turn to hormone replacement therapies, thyroid medications, birth control pills, and more. Unfortunately, these methods often make the body dependent on prescriptions, mask the symptoms to avoid addressing the underlying condition, or lead to an increased risk of reproductive problems, anxiety, osteoporosis, and more. Because of the health risks associated with conventional hormone replacements, many women are ditching medications and treatments and turning to natural herbs that have hormone-balancing properties.

 

What Is The Endocrine System?

If you want to understand hormones, then you need to familiarize yourself with the endocrine system, which works to coordinate the relationships between organs and hormones. Once they enter the bloodstream, hormones address target cells to bring about specific changes. The pituitary gland, referred to as the master gland in the endocrine system, is responsible for delivering information from the brain to other glands in the body. Some of the functions of the endocrine system include:

  • Repair
  • Digestion
  • Growth
  • Sexual reproduction
  • Homeostasis (constant internal balance)

 

Symptoms Of Hormonal Imbalance:

Hormonal imbalances are often easy to identify, especially when a woman experiences night sweats or rapid weight gain in the midsection. On the other hand, symptoms may be subtle, or go unnoticed until a more serious condition arises. Common symptoms include:

  • Insomnia
  • Low sex drive
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Painful periods (or endometriosis as it worsens)
  • Mood swings or anxiety
  • Overeating or increased appetite

 

The Best Herbs For Balancing Hormones

Tongkat Ali:

Women in Malaysia have been using tongkat ali, referred to by women as one of the greatest natural aphrodisiacs, to help naturally stimulate libido, support energy levels, and increase sensitivity of erogenous zones. Tongkat ali has been known to assist with hormonal fluctuations during menopause, but it is also beneficial for boosting cognitive function and reducing stress.

 

Ashwagandha:

This popular Ayurvedic herb works to stimulate blood flow to the female reproductive organs, increasing sensitivity and arousal. Ashwagandha also works to reduce cortisol levels, which can lead to premature aging and disrupt healthy endocrine function. Many women praise ashwagandha because it is one of the best herbs for managing thyroid health and regulating the endocrine system.

 

Maca Root:

For centuries, women in the Andes in South America have used maca root to increase fertility and decrease menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, sleep disruptions, and night sweats. Maca root is rich in phytonutrients and zinc, which is an integral nutrient that supports sexual-related hormones.

 

Clary Sage:

Clary sage essential oil contains natural phytoestrogens that work to maintain balanced estrogen levels. Many women have reported that placing 3-5 drops of clary sage in a diffuser and inhaling the scent has helped to regulate menstrual cycles, relieve PMS symptoms, and improve emotional imbalances, such as anxiety or depression. If a woman is experiencing menstrual cramps, mix 5 drops of clary sage with a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply it to the abdominal area.

 

Shilajit:

In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, shilajit is considered to be a tonic that helps to increase energy and sexual desire. Formed from compressed plant materials from the Himalayas, shilajit is replete with amino acids, antioxidants, and fulvic acid, which passes through the intestinal barrier to accelerate antioxidant availability. Women who have taken shilajit reported decreased mood swings, reduced anxiety levels, and increased vitality.

 

Chasteberry:

Commonly known as vitex, chasteberry works with the pituitary gland to regulate estrogen and progesterone levels in the body. Balanced levels of these two hormones can help reduce PMS symptoms and menstrual pain. Chasteberry is available in liquid extract form or as a natural supplement.

 

Oats:

Are you surprised to see oats on this list of traditional herbal remedies? Generations of women have reported that oats help to alleviate menstrual cramps and increase libido. Several studies have found that oats work to stimulate the central nervous system, helping to increase physical and emotional desire for sexual relations. Other research confirms that oats help to release testosterone, an integral hormone for sexual desire in both sexes.

 

Hormonal imbalance may be the reason behind low sex drive, sexual disinterest, or severe menopausal symptoms. As women begin to restore balance, they may experience a more positive outlook, higher sex drive, and higher self-confidence. If you are going to purchase any of these herbs in supplement form, make sure they are free of binders, fillers, or low-quality ingredients.

 

Sources:

https://raydianherbs.com/10-best-herbs-balancing-hormones-women/

https://wellnessmama.com/5425/balance-hormones/

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/10-best-herbs-for-female-hormone-balance/

https://draxe.com/10-ways-balance-hormones-naturally/

2019-07-01T12:06:52+00:00

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    Q: Hello, I want to know which herb is better for balancing hormones, maca root or the chaste tree berry? I have a high testosterone level (extreme hirsutism) and low estrogen level. Thank you!

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    Both are good but I'd choose Chaste Tree Berry

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    Q: Thank you for the cancer info...It is welcome and beyond informative, however, I take issue with your remark that "women would be wise to just accept the fact that they are female by nature and God made them to have (deliver) babies and they should stop trying to compete with and be like men." Part of me is not surprised--men make comments like this all the time. I chalk it up to ignorance, as men enjoy living their entire lives not having to endure periods, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and lord knows what else. So because a woman does not want to have children--at all, or at a particular time in her life--she wants to be a man?! That's an illogical conclusion you are making. So why are there pregnant women with cancer, some of which who have never taken BC pills? Are women entitled to making any sort of control over their reproductive health? What about women who are infertile, naturally? If they develop cancer, is it because they never gave birth to a child? Are you willing to support all of the children that will result from women not being on Birth Control, since many people cannot afford several children on their incomes? This line of reasoning makes some women think that men really need to get over themselves. I think you have been reading too much Freud. Some women, present company included, appreciate our femininity and everything that encompasses being a woman. At the same time, this is not the dark ages--and even then, women chose not to have children during different times in their lives. Surely you are aware that in non-Western countries women utilize natural herbs to control their reproduction or as abortifacients? I am not advocating abortion; my point is that if you are going to criticize women taking BC pills, you may as well extend this criticism to women naturally preventing pregnancy via alternative means.

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    Birth control pills play a big role in female reproductive cancers. Women would be wise to just accept the fact that they are female by nature and God made them to have (deliver) babies and they should stop trying to compete with and be like men. In attempting to stop or prevent life (birth control), they are ending up losing their very own lives. And the birth control pills cause cancer in areas of the body that denote femininity (breasts, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, uterus and vagina). This is a form of language here. You have disease and female organ(s) which basically means your disease is specifically related to an issue of femaleness or femininity, that's why the disease manifests in these "female" organs. In attempting to be like and compete with males, females compromise their feminine integrity and goddess nature which "eats them up" (anger, frustration, sadness, etc.) inside. When the cancer appears in any female organ, it serves as a sign or sensor that the problem lies on a deeper metaphysical level pertaining to emotions, thoughts and attitude."

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    Q: I need some advice on whether I am taking the right herbs to balance my hormones. I have a mustache and a lot of hair on my face and acne. So I take saw palmetto for that. Also, I had an ovary removed about 2 years ago. Since then I have a problem with vaginal dryness and very low sex drive. I am always moody and irritated by everything. I am currently taking saw palmetto, vitex chaste berry, dong quai, and wild yam root, all in the form of a capsule. Please tell me if this combination is good for me.

    A:

    THE COMBINATION IS GOOD, BUT YOU HAVE A HORMONAL IMBALANCE AND SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON YOUR ENDOCRINE SYSTEM. LOOK INTO OUR TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. YOU ARE PRODUCING MORE MALE-BASED HORMONES THAN FEMALE-BASED HORMONES. READ OUR ARTICLE â€FEMALE HORMONAL REPLACEMENT THERAPYâ€

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    Q: I am returning this product to you for my refund. I liked what you said in the article about fibroids. I wanted more information such as success stories or testimonials. You said I should just go with the flow and order the product. That it didn't matter what other women had experienced. After getting the product on Wed, I checked the ingredients on the internet. It seems that one herbal website strongly advises women with fibroids not to take Dong Quai. Also Julia Chang on her website - www.sensiblehealth.com says that it is one of the herbs I should not take. That Chinese doctors do not understand female hormones, etc. I have bought a lot of stuff on the internet with my credit card, this is the first time I am returning something. Oh well, back to the basics. I will read over your Full Body Cleanse. Thanks!

    A:

    As long as the bottle is unopened you are entitled to a refund.

    However, none of the herbs we use will have you experiencing any negative side effects. Dong Quai and other herbs only provide beneficial results.

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    Q: I am writing to you because I recently had my blood checked for hormone levels, it turns out I am producing more of some male hormone in large amounts. I think its called the DHAEs, in any case the endocrine specialist says it could be cysts on my ovaries or a tumor in my adrenals that is making my count 163 where a normal woman produces this hormone at a 79 count, of course I am not claiming any tumors, and I asked her to send me back to the lab to "retake" a sample...before I go back, I would like to try regulate the glandular function with your help and see if the results differ.

    A:

    HMMM, DHAE OR DE-HYDRO EPI-ANDROSTERONE IT'S CALLED AND IS SOMEWHAT UNIQUE BECAUSE THE HORMONE "ANDROSTERONE" IS UNISEXUAL AND BOTH SEXES OR GENDERS PRODUCE IT BUT IT'S REALLY A FEMALE HORMONE BUT HAS BEEN GIVEN OR ATTRIBUTED TO MALES TO BALANCE WOMEN HAVING 2 HORMONES: PROGESTERONE AND ESTROGEN, AND SO NOW MALES HAVE TESTOSTERONE AND ANDROSTERONE. WELL, CLEARLY A HORMONAL IMBALANCE AND DENOTES A DEFICIENCY WITH THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM. RARELY, I WOULD AGREE WITH THE ENDOCRINOLOGIST IN THIS CASE BECAUSE DHAE IS PRODUCED IN AND SECRETED BY THE ADRENAL GLANDS. BUT YOU SEE, WHETHER OVARIES OR ADRENALS, YOU ARE DEALING WITH "GLANDS" AND IT STILL POINTS TO THE HORMONAL OR ENDOCRINE SYSTEM SO FOR SURE WE KNOW THE PROBLEM IS HERE WITH THIS BODILY SYSTEM (ENDOCRINE OR HORMONAL). FOR SURE ... I MOST DEFINITELY UNDERSTAND. WITHOUT A DOUBT I AM SUGGESTING THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE AND THE ADRENALIZER FORMULA (REMOVE ONE OF THE FORMULAS FROM THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE THAT YOU FEEL YOU DON'T NEED AND SUPPLEMENT WITH ADRENALIZER FORMULA.)

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    Q: My husband is 58, and I believe he is going thru menopause. His symptoms include insomnia, cold, hot, weight gain, and mood swings. What herbs can he take, and what else can assist him.

    A:

    He needs to perform the Full Body Detox followed by the Total Male Cleanse. In addition, he needs to change his diet too, eat more healthy, less meat and dairy products! Consider the Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual.

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    Q: Why do women get so pissed off, when I ask them for a sexual relation? I have lost many female friends due to my openness, of asking them plain & simple to fornicate. I need help in solving this problem.

    A:

    Response: Well you have to be more subtle than that. There is a lot to the art of attracting women for sex. You can learn more about it if buy our book for men.

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    Q: I've really been suffering with some anxiety issues and was looking at the symptoms of an overactive thyroid, which seem to be most of my symptoms. I was also about to have sexual relations with my girl for the first time and my body just started heating up like I had a fever, and the anxiety hit me like a bomb. I had taken the JACKRABBIT FORMULA, but it felt like the Yohimbe had my heart racing and I couldn't maintain an erection anymore do to nervousness of failure. I also get sweaty palms and feet a lot. My heart starts racing sometimes just out the blue. Could this be an overactive thyroid? Do you have any other suggestions of what could be going on?

    A:

    It could be an over-active thyroid gland, Beloved! It could also be psycho-somatic. I think the Jackrabbit also played a role in your sweating situation too due to certain "warming" herbs. Learn yoga and meditation, Beloved. It's all in the mind, Good brother. The keys to life are in the mind. Check out our new e-book MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL.

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    Q: I started the Full Body Cleanse program on August 25th. Three days later, detox symptoms became so severe that I discontinued taking it on September 4th. However, I want to resume but feel that I need some assistance from you in terms of what might be the best way to do so in order that I can continue with my daily activities. Symptoms of most concern included: uncontrollable coughing, tightness in chest, increased blood pressure and severe headache. When I noted that the symptoms were increasing in intensity, I discontinued taking the Full Body Cleanse herbs,(after 10 days). 3 days after discontinuing the programs, the symptoms have subsided to a degree that I can continue with my daily activities. I want to resume the program but want to do so at a rate that I can function during the day and sleep at night without hours of intensive coughing. What suggestions do you have? About me: I am AA 60 Y.O. female who has been a raw vegan for the past 7 years. My doctor insists that I remain on the following medications: Levoxyl Tab 0.05 mg; Avapro 150mg; and Estradiol patch for thyroid condition, hypertension and menopause, respectively. Noteworthy, I discontinued taking all med 3 days prior to starting Full Body Cleanseand have not starting taking them again. My goal is to be free of such poisons.

    A:

    To continue the Full Body Cleanse, cut dosage from 5 capsules to 2-3 capsules. It is a very powerful cleanse. The symptoms you are experiencing is part of the healing crisis taking place. The herbal supplements are trying to counteract the toxicity in your body, and thus attempting to rid of them via one of your major eliminative channels. 

     

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    Q: Essential oils - Some essential oils have an effect on the male hormonal or sexual reproductive system and can be inhaled directly into the nose, burned in a diffuser, or applied to the bath water or the body itself. What are some of these oils and do you sell them?

    A:

    Sexually stimulating essential oils include NEROLI, ROSE, YLANG YLANG, DAVANA, COMBAVA, JASMINE,PATCHOULI, and SANDALWOOD.

    Dherbs.Com does not sell these oils individually; but we do have great inhalers made of them. Check out our inhalers on our site (on-line store).

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    Q: What do you recommend to increase Testoterone levels? As well, help to increase sexual stamina/appetite using natural resources?

    A:

    Read our free articles, i.e. â€IMPOTENCE INFERTILITY AND STERILITYâ€; â€TESTICULAR PROBLEMSâ€, : â€NATURAL PENIS ENLARGEMENTâ€, etc.

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    Q: My wife is interested in taking natural progesterone to balance her hormones. Is this something, that is ok to take?

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    Look for a natural progesterone cream at a good health food store like Whole Foods Market. You could also take 3 capsules of Wild Yam Root daily.

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    Q: I recently ordered the Female Package as well as the Fibroid buster. While I trust your company and its products, I realize that everyone is different and I feel the need to address an issue. I have been doing some research that gave me warnings against red clover, stating that it is an herb that can actually stimulate estrogen receptor positive breast cancer cells to grow. While I have no reason to believe that I have positive BC cells in my body, I would like to take every possible precaution to assure I am doing the right things. I have taken every measure to eliminate pharmaceutical, and xenoestrogens from my life in an attempt to rebalance my hormones naturally. I have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids as well as estrogen dominance so this issue is definitely a concern for me. I have listed the link below with the source of this information. I would love to hear your thoughts on this matter.

    A:

    Continue to don't believe the hype! Herbs are benevolent foods and help you, not hurt you. Red Clover is the best herb available as the most natural source of beneficial bio-organic and available female estrogen hormone -- THE BEST! Therefore, I highly recommend Red Clover for females for every female complaint and/or to maintain female health. This herb is noble. In re fibroid tumors, we are introducing our NEW 3-Wekk Fibroid Buster Kit and Regimen to expedite the healing process of uterine-ovarian-cervical tumors and cysts. I highly recommend this kit. However, right now I would recommend the Fibroid Buster formula and Moon Cycle formula in addition to the female health tea. Your estrogen dominance is due to UN-NATURAL hormone, not natural hormone -- so needed to worry about natural sources of hormone (from herbs). Stay positive, believe in the best (especially for yourself), stay focused (on your healing), keep a positive attitude about your state of being (attitude about self), and live righteously and success in all ways is yours. There is help for you, Beloved! Read some of our health articles pertaining to female reproductive health issues. You'll find them interesting! Thank you for your interest in Dherbs.Com

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    Q: Please advise if any of the herbs can stop the rapid appearance of moles on my body. I have moles on my chest, breast, side, neck, face, lower abdomen and they continue to spread more in the last year - I am also menopausal and wonder if it has to do with hormones. Thanks for your advice.

    A:

    Moles deal with the skin so I would suggest you read our article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER" in our articles section

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    Q: I'm a 47-year-old male 218lbs. I'm a type 2 diabetic with my levels under control. I have no sexual desire at all. After my yearly physical I found out my testosterone level is 277, kind of low right? That thought process is just not available to get aroused. I can get an erection but can't keep it. Would you also suggest a blood sugar program? It's causing my relationship not to move into the getting married goal.

    A:

    I would suggest our Pancreas Kit and Regimen! You don't want diabetes under control. You want it GONE! At least I would think. If you have diabetes under control, you still have it! How else could you CONTROL it if it wasn't there or in existence?

    Next, I recommend you give the Total Male Cleanse a try. Good maintenance herbs for your sexual dysfunction include Jackrabbit formula, Male Hormonal Formula, Prostate formula, and Circu-laid formula.

    Cheer up, Beloved! There is help for you.

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    Q: I have a condition called endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus, is found elsewhere in the body. Last year, I had surgery to remove the excess tissue, but the only thing that day was help relieve pelvic pain. Although I sometimes still get pain, it's not as painful as before. My husband and I have been trying to conceive, however due to my condition, it is obviously making it very difficult for us since it's known for these women to have a higher risk of infertility. Any suggestions?

    A:

    Infertility is easy to reverse. First, perform the Full Body Detox (to help cleanse the human body). Next, perform the Total Woman Cleanse (which works on your female hormonal system). Lastly, perform the Fertility Kit (which enhances potential of conception). Read some of our FREE health articles on our site. We have articles on "Endometriosis" and "Infertility." There is hope for you, Beloved!

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    Q: Greetings, my question is about hypo Thyroid I've been on meds for this problem for some time, and now my hair is thinning I would like to know if your thyroid herbs are for someone who has a hypo thyroid like my self? or would it be for someone to prevent future thyroid problems and will help to restore the natural hormone imbalance? Will the herbs for nails and hair help improve my hair problem?

    A:

    The THYROID FORMULA and IODINE PHOSPHATE formula will help your situations you mention in your inquiry!

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    Q: I have a client that had her thyroid removed, the doctors have her on 3 grains of the natural...well natural for a pig. Thyroid. She couldn't sleep so they put her on ativan. Which is making her crazy (between you and I) She is still not sleeping and feeling agitated and this drug is causing her anxiety. I feel it has built up in her system and she has to dose down off of it. Do you have anything that would help her sleep? I have already suggested your thyroid blend. However, I didn't know if it could really help her as they removed her thyroid. So perhaps she does need the grains, as her body can no longer produce it on her own. I would really like to get her on natural as possible stuff so we can see what is physical and what we can work on energetically. Right now she feels like an energetic mess. Any suggestions?

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    I RECOMMEND FOR HER (TO INDUCE SLEEP) OUR NERVES FORMULA (6 CAPSULES BEFORE BEDTIME) AND CALMING INSPIRANT. AND BY ALL MEANS SHE NEEDS A NATURAL THYROID FORMULA (I.E. THYRIOD FORMULA AND IODINE PHOSPHATE. IF SHE FEELS LIKE AN ENERGETIC MESS, SOME SERIOUS CHAKRA BALANCING/ALIGNMENT IS NEEDED.

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    Q: Due to what I did with women in previous experiences, from time to time I tend to think, and worry about what my woman might do. She's a wonderful lady-she really is; and she's been upfront, and honest from the get go. But, I can get a little pessimistic about the relationship. But, I do that because I know how slick women can be. I've been on the receiving end of that slickness! So again, from time to time, that creeps up in my thoughts. And yes, I have been absolutely committed to her as well.

    A:

    What you focus on with emotion is what you attract according to the law of attraction. If you continue to give these negative thoughts, your focus you will manifest this outcome. You have to consciously change this pattern to get out of your loop. When you feellike consciously, remind yourself of what you DO want. Allow yourself to create what you really want, which is to feel calm and in love with your amazin woman.

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    Q: Hi! I want to weight release 30 - 40lbs. Also, I am going through menopause I am 44; it started at a early age. The night/day sweats, no desire for sex but the want is there if you can understand that. It's just different. I am taking estrogen which helped but not like before. My memory is changing. There are so many things you offer. Which is best that you suggest I start with? Thank you!

    A:

    Start with the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. Drink FEMALE HEALTH TEA daily too!