A hormonal imbalance may provoke anxiety, bloating, or chronic fatigue, weight gain, as it might affect your overall health. The most important role in our organism play the hormones, they regulate our mood, reproduction, respiration, metabolism, digestion, tissue function, growth, movement, and stress.
Hormonal imbalances occur as a result of poor diet, stress, medical history, genetics, and environmental pollutants. Also hormonal imbalances can be caused by insulin injections, birth control pills, thyroid medications, synthetic hormone replacement therapies, etc.
Hormonal imbalances may also cause:
- Night sweats
- Puffy eyes
- Lack of energy
- Changes in appetite
- Brittle hair and nails
- Irregular periods
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Memory fog
- Low libido
- Sleep problems
- Skin issues, such as acne
Some natural herbs can help you restore the balance in the hormones, and the following 6 are the most effective:
1. Oat straw
Oat straw relaxes the central nervous system and soothes the body, boosts blood flow, balances hormones, relieves stomachache, improves mood, strengthens the nerves, and regulates the hormone-producing glands.
It has ability to strengthens the bones, since it is abundant in magnesium, calcium, and bio-available silica. Oat straw reduces high cholesterol levels, and improves the health of the skin, nails, and hair.
This adaptogen can treat hormonal imbalances, adrenal and thyroid balance, reduces stress, treats hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, and treats and prevents Graves and Hashimoto Disease. It can improve your mood and fight off depression and anxiety.
Maca is used by Peruvian people for centuries, to boost fertility, endurance, and treat loss of libido. Maca stimulates the production of hormones and replaces the adaptogenic agents.
It supplies the body with the needed amount of hormones only, or reduces their amount, and thus normalizes their levels.
It stimulates and nourishes the master glands in the body, the pituitary and hypothalamus gland, whose role is to regulate all other body glands.
Maca boosts endurance and improves the libido, so it is actually the natural Viagra.
4. Red Raspberry Leaf
The tea of these leaves abounds in minerals and vitamins, mostly vitamin C, which strengthens the uterine. Red Raspberry Leaf can reduce menstrual pain, hemorrhage, prevents miscarriage, heavy blood flow, and boosts the female and male fertility.
Pregnant women should consume it because soothe the pain during and after the labor, reduce nausea, and stimulate the production of the women’s breast milk.
5. Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex)
It has been used for long as a natural treatment of infertility, menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalances, endometriosis, and to prevent miscarriage in the first trimester.
Chaste Tree Berry regulates the pituitary gland, which is the main body gland , also regulates the function of all smaller glands and thus ensures a healthy hormonal balance in the body.
6. Milk Thistle
It detoxifies the liver and restores the hormonal balance in the body. In case when the liver is full of toxins, it causes excessive estrogen hormone levels and reduced progesterone.
In fact the liver flushes the excess of estrogen and in cases when filled with toxins, they are not converted into waste and are not eliminated from the body. Milk Thistle will boost the liver function and thus help the cleansing of the body and regulate the levels of the hormones.
If you are affected by a hormonal imbalance, you should try to treat it naturally at first, and avoid all kinds of medications. You should reduce stress, increase the intake of omega-3’s, start exercising, sleep well, eat a healthy and balanced diet, and use these beneficial herbs.
In order to live a long a happy life this is all you need!