Herbal Remedies For Hormonal Imbalance
Hormonal Imbalance is a state of the body when there is either a deficiency or hyper-secretion of the amount of hormones produced by either the endocrine glands or sex hormones produced by the testes in males and ovaries in females. A hormone is a biological active substance secreted by a group of cells that regulates the functioning of certain target tissues. This secretion usually travels through the bloodstream (endocrine) but may, in addition, travel through the inter-cellular space to a nearby cell (paracrine) or act on the cell of origin (autocrine). At the target tissue, hormones bring about functional and/or structural changes. They are thus, an important mode of intra-cellular communication. This Hormonal Imbalance is responsible for causing a number of diseases in humans, such as diabetes, infertility, gigantism or the opposite cretinism, mood swings, depression, fatigue etc. People of all age groups can be affected by Hormonal Imbalance but it is most commonly observed in males and females in the reproductive age and women approaching menopause. Some of the common causes of Hormonal Imbalance are a sedentary lifestyle, lack of physical activity and exercise, smoking, drinking, drug abuse, pregnancy, stress, malnutrition, inadequate sleep etc. Hormonal Imbalance is one of the main causes of infertility in both men and women. The problem of Hormonal Imbalance is usually treated by making lifestyle changes and using appropriate medications. In some cases, the doctor may also advise hormone replacement therapy to the patients suffering from Hormonal Imbalance.
Some useful herbal remedies which help in correcting the Hormonal Imbalance in both males and females are mentioned below:-
Herbal Remedies For Hormonal Imbalance:-
Asparagus: Asparagus has been used to correct Hormonal Imbalance and the diseases arising due to it in both men and women, thus enhancing their fertility. Asparagus is a very good adaptogenic herb and is especially helpful in correcting Hormonal Imbalances arising due to stress, anxiety and nervous stress. Asparagus also helps in strengthening the immune system of the body and optimizes the functioning of the pituitary glands of the body, thus helping to maintain hormonal balance. Asparagus can be consumed in the form of capsules, extracts, tonics, tinctures etc.
Alfalfa: Alfalfa is a herb used for correcting the Hormonal Imbalance in the body effectively. It is a rich source of phytoestrogens. Alfalfa helps in regularizing the hormonal balance in the body and helps the body in recovering from symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance The Ariel parts of Alfalfa are rich in estrogen and are used to correct Hormonal Imbalances effectively. The sprouts of Alfalfa can be consumed as a part of green salads, as it is not only a good source of estrogen but is also rich in other useful minerals and vitamins. Alfalfa can also be consumed in the form of capsules or brewed into herbal tea.
Burdock: Burdock is an effective herbal remedy used for treating Hormonal Imbalance in women. Burdock helps in stimulating the function of the pituitary glands, enabling it to maintain good estrogen levels in the body. It also helps to nourish the pituitary glands and liver. Burdock is very efficient in eliminating excess estrogen from the liver, thus bringing about a proper level of estrogen in the body. It is often called the hormone balancer of the body due to these properties. The roots, seeds and leaves of Burdock are used for making many herbal formulas for correcting Hormonal Imbalance. Burdock root can be used for making herbal tea, which when consumed daily can help in regulating the Hormonal Imbalance of the body. It can also be taken in the form of capsules, tonics, tinctures, decoctions etc.
Maca: Maca has been used since centuries for treating the overall Hormonal Imbalance of the bodyy effectively. Maca is renowned for its adaptogenic properties, which help in stimulating the functioning of the Adrenal glands to maintain a hormonal balance in the body. Maca helps in nourishing the hypothalamus, thus optimizing the working of the pituitary glands. It can help in maintaining the progesterone and estrogen levels in the body, enhancing fertility in both males and females. Maca root is used for making many useful herbal remedies for Hormonal Imbalance. It is also available in the form of capsules, tonics, powders, extracts etc.
Vitex: Vitex or Chaste tree as it is commonly known, is another herbal remedy used for treating Hormonal Imbalance in the body effectively. Vitex helps in regularizing the production of progesterone and estrogen in the body by stimulating the functioning of the pituitary glands. It helps in increasing the levels of progesterone in the body by inhibiting the FSH and enhancing the production of corpus luteum. These properties of Vitex make it a valuable herb for correcting Hormonal Imbalances. Vitex itself does not contain any hormones but stimulates the endocrine glands and enhances their functioning to maintain a proper balance of the hormones. For relief from Hormonal Imbalances in the body, Vitex can be consumed in the form of capsules, herbal tea, tinctures, powders etc.
Tribulus Terrestris: Tribulus Terrestris has been used since times immemorial to treat Hormonal Imbalances in women and the problems arising due to it. This herb is effective in stabilizing the hormonal balance in both men and women. In women, Tribulus Terrestris helps in enhancing the levels of FSH and estradiol in the body, which in turn normalizes the ovulation cycle. In men, this herb increases the production of testosterone and LH, which in turn helps in impotency, the sperm count, sperm motility etc. These qualities of Tribulus Terrestris make it an enhancer of the hormonal balance in the body and it also increases the fertility of both males and females. This herb can be consumed in the form of capsules, tinctures, powders etc. This herb is most effective when used for a long duration of time.
Homeopathy (click here to read about it) also has effective medicines for hormonal imbalance/s. Some of them are Baryta Carb., Natrum mur., Phosphorus and so on. However, homeopathic remedies should be taken only from a qualified, licensed Homeopathic doctor as they are tailor made to suit each individual's healing abilities - self-medication will not help.
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