Do you feel anxious, bloated or tired for no particular reason? These are just a few symptoms of hormonal imbalance, a malfunction of one or more hormones in the body which can affect your overall health.
Hormone is a regulatory substance that has an important role in the organism, or more precisely, the hormones stimulate specific cells or tissues into action. Namely, different hormones control our metabolism, growth, reproduction, mood, tissue function many other vital physical functions and processes within our organism.
If the hormone balance is disrupted, you will experience changes in your overall health and your body figure might change, as well. For instance, you may gain weight, even if you exercise regularly and you eat healthy food.
Some of the most common causes of hormonal imbalance are chronic stress, poor diet, environmental pollutants, medical history and even genetics.
The most common symptoms of hormone imbalance are weight gain, hair loss, sleep problems, fatigue, mood swings and depression, skin issues (such as acne), brittle nails and hair, irregular periods, loss of libido, lack of energy, memory fog, headaches, puffy eyes, night sweats, changes in appetite, etc.
Medical experts warn that you should not ignore the signs which indicate hormone imbalance and you need to visit a doctor and get a diagnosis. The conventional treatment for hormone imbalance includes insulin injections, thyroid medications, birth control pills, synthetic hormone replacement therapies, etc.
On the other hand, there are herbs that can help you t balance your hormones on a completely natural way.
Below we are going to present you 5 of the best herbs that you can use to balance your hormones naturally:
- RED RASPBERRY LEAF
The red raspberry is a red-fruited species and its leaves are rich in minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin C. You can prepare a nutrient-dense tea with powerful uterine-strengthening properties. In addition to this, the red raspberry leaf efficiently reduces heavy blood flow, and also you can use it to increase male and female fertility, reduce the pain caused by menstrual cycle, and to revent miscarriage and hemorrhage.
In addition to that, there are studies which have showed that red raspberry leaf significantly decreases the pain during and after labor, nausea caused by pregnancy, and stimulates production of breast milk.
- CHASTE TREE BERRY (VITEX)
Chaste tree berry also known as Vitex is a herb often used as a natural treatment of hormone imbalance, infertility, menopausal symptoms, endometriosis and preventing miscarriage in the first trimester.
Scientists discovered that this herb regulates the pituitary gland and thus balances the growth, metabolism and body composition.
- MILK THISTLE
The Milk thistle is one of the best liver-detox herbs, and doctors explain that a healthy liver is crucial for hormonal balance of the organism. Namely, human liver removes and breaks down the chemicals and drugs from the bloodstream and if there are toxins accumulated in the liver, it cannot function properly and the body will not be able to eliminate the toxins.
In addition to that, it is important to mention that the liver is in charge for elimination of toxins such as heavy metals, chemicals and fungus out of the body. Laboratory tests showed that these toxins can mimic hormones, which furthermore can worsen the hormone balance of the organism.
Oat straw is herb that is used to support brain health, but also this herb efficiently calms the central nervous system, strengthens the nerves, improve the mood, digestion and thus soothe the stomach, improve the blood and balance the hormone-producing glands.
The oat straw contains high levels of bio-available magnesium, calcium and silica and it is great for the skeletal system.
Additionally, this herb improves the quality of the skin, hair, nails, reduces high levels of bad cholesterol and supports the heart health.
Ashwagandha also known as Indian ginseng is natural adaptogen that is particularly efficient in balancing athyroid– and adrenal-hormone imbalances. Namely, the Ashwagandha often is used to reduce stress levels, and as a treatment of hyperthiroidism and hypothyroidism, Hashimoto and Graves disease.
There are studies which have proved that Ashwagandha is beneficial in treatment of depression and anxiety and improves the mood.