Many herbs can balance female hormones. You may wonder which one will work for me, how does it balance my hormones?. Hormones are actinics produced by the endocrine gland. When it comes to female hormones we always think of estrogen and progesterone. However, there are 3 other main hormones which include: prolactin, luteinizing hormone, and follicular stimulating hormone. They help to regulate your menstrual cycle, breastfeeding, fertility, pregnancy, and sexual desire.
I’ll be sharing with you 4 herbs that I have used for myself in helping with balancing my hormones.
Most will know raspberry tea to help with labour and delivery, but it is also great to balance female hormones and helps with menstrual cramps. It is used to reduce heavy periods which are usually caused by hormone imbalance. Using this tea will help in stabilizing your iron levels, making your flow less heavy. Another way in which raspberry tea helps is by reducing nausea during your cycle. It helps because it contains ellagic acid and flavonoids which are anti-inflammatory compounds. Reducing inflammation helps in placing a beneficial effect on nausea. Start drinking the tea a week before your cycle should begin.
Maca tea is mostly known for increasing fertility and increasing sexual function in both males and females. However, it is also good to balance female hormones. It helps in reducing PMS, cramping, breast pain, and mood swings. Maca root has a variety of amino acids which are known as building blocks of hormones. Want to read up more on maca root? you can read it HERE
Studies have shown that fenugreek can help painful periods. It contains phytoestrogen which helps in balancing estrogen making it an excellent herb to balance the female hormones. Fenugreek also helps to improve low libido in women.
Herbal Teas For Balancing Female Hormones
Dandelion is rich in vitamin B, C and is a healthy source of fiber. It is high in estrogen which plays a major role in detoxification and removing the excess hormones in the body. Dandelion herb helps with constipation, which is an important part of getting rid of toxins from the body.
Many herbs can help in balancing your hormones. I know you may be wondering which one should I try?! with there being so many options out there. Many women struggle with hormone imbalance, resulting in sexual disinterest, painful periods, and more. I’ve struggled with endo for quite a long while. The con to mine is that it was hereditary, making it not as easy to get rid of it or it ever going away permanently.
The herbs I mentioned above have helped me tremendously. Making each month just a little easier on me along with my pain killers. I highly recommend all teas mentioned above. They are not only great for hormone imbalance but they do have other amazing benefits. Just remember you are not alone in this.
Remember to speak to your healthcare advisor before trying these herbs.