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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 19, 2024
Maca Root
Maca stimulates the master glands, which helps to balance hormone levels in both men and women. It relieves menstrual spasms and hot flashes in women while promoting muscle growth and balancing testicular glands in males.
Adaptogens such as Ashwagandha regulate the HPA axis, which improves hormone synthesis by lowering stress and cortisol levels. Chyawanprash, which contains Ashwagandha, provides an easy approach to benefit from its hormone-balancing properties.
Black Cohosh
Black cohosh, an ancient phytoestrogenic plant, regulates hormones and alleviates menopausal symptoms. A 2007 study found that it may alleviate inflammation caused by hormonal imbalances and has the potential to prevent the growth of human prostate cancer cells.
Mediterranean bushes like chasteberry have traditionally been associated with healthy female reproduction. Its extract regulates progesterone and estrogen levels by acting on the pituitary gland. It is effective for menopause and also helps male pattern baldness, prostate cancer, and benign prostatic hyperplasia in males.
Dandelion Root
The liver is essential for hormone control, especially estrogen. It metabolizes and removes estrogen, either natural or synthetic. This procedure requires liver nourishment, which can be provided by 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.