If you constantly feel without energy, anxious or bloated, you may be dealing with hormonal imbalance. This is something that can have an impact on you overall well-being and affect your complete health.
Hormones are very important for our body. They have a very important role in the functioning of the systems of our body. They control our reproduction, metabolism, respiration, movement, digestion, stress, tissue function, growth and mood.
Whenever the balance of our hormones is disrupted in any way, you’ll experience some changes in your health as well as in your body. Many people gain weight even though they lead a very active or healthy lifestyle.
The most common risk factors and causes include medical history, poor diet, environmental pollutants, genetics and stress.
Some other symptoms of hormone imbalance are:
– Irregular periods
– Brittle nails and hair
– Weight gain
– Hair loss
– Mood swings and depression
– Night sweats
– Loss of libido
– Lack of energy
– Sleep problems
– Puffy eyes
– Memory fog
– Skin issues, like acne
– Changes in appetite
The usual treatment for hormone imbalance uses birth control pills, insulin injections, thyroid medications, synthetic hormone replacement therapies, etc. But, today, we’re going to present you 6 herbs that will help you balance your hormones in a natural way!
Top Herbs for Treating Hormone Imbalance
1. Maca (root)
Also known as Peruvian Ginseng, the indigenous people of the Andes have used Maca root to approach infertility, sexual dysfunction, hot flashes, sleep disruptions, and even night sweats associated with menopause.  It’s also a commonly-used aphrodisiac and libido stimulant. This shouldn’t be a surprise as it’s loaded with phytonutrients and zinc, an element essential for supporting sexual-related hormones. Women who have used maca root report greater sexual desire and more satisfying sex.
2. Red Raspberry Leaf
Red raspberry leaves can help you prepare tea rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C. It possesses uterine-strengthening properties.
It also has the ability to decrease the symptoms of a painful period, heavy blood flow, prevent hemorrhage and miscarriage as well as increase male and female fertility.
It also decreases nausea related to pregnancy, the pain during and after labor and stimulates the production of breast milk.
3. Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex)
Vitex has long been used for treating hormone imbalance, infertility, endometriosis, menopausal symptoms, and preventing miscarriage in the first trimester. So, a lot of women use it to regulate their period, even when it’s absent.
The way this herb works to balance hormones is by regulating the pituitary gland. As we said earlier, the pituitary gland is one of the major glands in the human’s body.
So, by regulating its function, you’ll actually regulate the function of other glands in the body. In fact, this major gland tells other smaller glands when and how much hormones to produce.
4. Milk Thistle
This is one of my all-time favorite herbs for a multitude of health conditions. Milk Thistle is one of the best liver cleansing herbs and a healthy liver is vital for hormone balance. Many women have an excess of estrogen and a deficiency of progesterone because of it. What many people don’t know is that excess estrogens get filtered out of the body through the liver.
If the liver is congested and stagnant the body cannot eliminate these excess estrogens and they re-enter the body. The liver is also the processing plant for our body’s toxic wastes such as chemicals, heavy metals, fungus and other toxins. Many of these toxins can act to mimic hormones in our body and lead to further hormonal imbalance and disruption.
This herb helps calm the body and the central nervous system, strengthen the nerves, improve mood, digestion, and blood, balance the hormone-producing glands, and soothe the stomach.
Due to its high levels of bio-available magnesium calcium, and silica, it also supports the skeletal system.
Moreover, oatstraw improves the skin, hair, nails, reduces cholesterol levels, and supports the heart health. You can take it as a tea on its own, or mix it with other herbs.
Ashwagandha is also a natural adaptogen. It helps us resolve the adrenal-hormone and thyroid imbalance. It also helps us decrease the levels of stress and treat hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease.