Just how good are herbs for supporting hormonal health? Find out as I highlight the top 10 herbs that I’m using in my practice that have given some really wonderful results!

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • The celery juice craze
  • The top 10 herbs for hormonal health

The Top 10 Herbs for Hormonal Health

Black Cohosh

  • It’s great for hormonal regulation and also for treating rheumatic pain.
  • It’s wonderful for women’s reproductive health and has been used to treat almost every condition related to the menstrual cycle.
  • Studies have shown that it’s really effective in supporting and reducing hot flashes and mood swings that are often associated with menopause.
  • It’s been shown to improve ovulation and fertility in women who are specifically taking Clomid.
  • It’s also very inflammatory and can help reduce muscle pain by lowering hormonal levels.

Chaste Tree

  • Also known as Chaste Berry or Vitex, it’s considered one of the best herbs for regulating hormones and is used a lot with infertility and PMS.
  • It works best when a specific hormone called prolactin is high.
  • As is typically the case with most herbs, you have to stay on it for quite long-term, at least a good three to four months, before you can see any difference.
  • Take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • It works directly with your pituitary gland to help regulate estrogen and progesterone production.

Garlic

  • It’s wonderful for treating high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  • It has a ton of antibacterial properties.
  • Studies have shown that it effectively treats both bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast infections caused by candida.

Ginger

  • It’s great for colds and cases of flu, indigestion, menstrual cramps, and even arthritis.
  • It has a lot of anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It’s not going to specifically treat hormonal imbalances, but if you have menstrual cramps, or if you have nausea, specifically from pregnancy, ginger is a wonderful natural alternative.
  • If you’ve gone through chemotherapy or are going through chemotherapy and you have a lot of nausea, ginger will be great for that.
  • It’s also great for reducing pain that’s associated with both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Lavender

  • It’s great for anxiety and depression, and for calming the body.
  • It can be great for headaches as well and can really help to promote restful sleep.
  • Research has shown that lavender is effective at reducing generalized anxiety and depression both when used as aromatherapy and when taken internally.

Turmeric

  • Curcumin is the main active plant chemical that’s found in turmeric, and it can treat numerous illnesses, diseases, and symptoms.
  • It’s very anti-inflammatory, which is wonderful for treating arthritis, endometriosis, or any type of chronic pain, and great for ulcerative colitis.
  • It’s also really potent in antioxidants.

Yarrow

  • It is wonderful for excess bleeding of any kind, as well as fibroids and endometriosis.
  • It’s great for ensuring a healthy flow of flood.

Ashwagandha

  • It’s used in many adrenal complexes because it can help to reduce cortisol levels and help regulate your endocrine system.
  • It can also help increase your libido.
  • It supports thyroid health by helping in the conversion of T4 to T3.

Rehmannia

  • It’s great for treating disorders that are related to the kidneys and to the adrenal glands.
  • It’s known as a longevity herb.
  • It’s a cooling herb that has the ability to balance what Chinese medicine calls yin in the body.

Clary Sage

  • It helps to regulate estrogen levels and reduce mood fluctuations

 

Action Steps:

  • Understand how these herbs can really be beneficial to your health. But don’t spend your money where you don’t need to. Check if you already have these herbs at home, in your fridge or on your kitchen counter.

 

Samantha said:

“Sometimes if there is something that’s too good to be true, well, it probably is. And especially in the health and wellness industry, there is not just one thing that’s going to be the healer for you… It is a combination of things, and we really can’t forget the foundational things.”

“It’s so unfortunate so many women are going on the pill because they’re using the pill to treat their menstrual pain or irregularity, and it’s not doing that. The pill is not addressing the underlying root causes of why you’re experiencing the pain.”

 

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