Natural herbs has medicinal properties and can help you restore the hormonal balance in the body. Lavender, thyme, myrtle, sandalwood, clary sage, and holy basil are such helpful herbs .
The endocrine system has ability to regulate the hormonal balance in the body, and when any of the hormones are out of balance, it affects the others, and this might lead to pain, fatigue, weight gain, and numerous other issues.
This things you should know about hormones:
–The thyroid gland produce the thyroid hormones thyroxin and triiodothyronine , and they regulate the metabolic processes.
– Sleep hormones: These hormones such as melatonin affect the sleep quality, and sleep deficiency is a severe issue that makes the body susceptible to diseases.
– Adrenal hormones: These hormones like cortisol, lowers stress and helps the metabolic processes.
– Reproductive hormones: Progesterone, and estrogen has ability to regulate female fertility, menstrual cycles, and vaginal pH. Testosterone regulates male fertility, the production of red blood cells, libido, and bone mass.
Any imbalance can cause health issues, as well as cancer. The most common symptoms of hormonal imbalances:
- Low libido
- Irregular menstrual periods or infertility
- Digestive issues
- Anxiety and depression
- Appetite changes
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Hair thinning and hair loss
Hormonal imbalances can occur as a result of various factors such poor diet, stress, genetics, medical history, and exposure to toxins in the environment.
Factors that contribute to hormonal imbalances:
- Lack of sleep or poor sleep quality
- Food allergies and gut issue
- Toxicity (exposure to toxins, pesticides, cigarettes, viruses, alcohol, and chemicals)
- Obesity or being overweight
- Elevated levels of inflammation due to unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles
This herbs can help you balance your hormones and prevent these symptoms:
Sandalwood for lowering stress
Some scientists analyzed the effects of aromatherapy on women that undergo a breast biopsy and found that the combination of sandalwood and lavender oil have better effects than peppermint oil and orange oil, because it lowers anxiety and has powerful calming properties. Sandalwood can improve sleep quality.
Clary sage for healthier menopause
This herb has ability to lowers the levels of cortisol, and reduces the thyroid hormones. It was found that that it elevates the levels of estrogen in the case of menopausal symptoms.
Holy basil for reducing anxiety
According to some studies this herb has powerful cortisol- lowering properties, so it soothes anxiety, and treats sexual problems, memory issues, fatigue and improves sleep quality.
Thyme for preventing breast cancer
According to In vitro study thyme was able to act with progesterone, a female sex hormone produced in pregnancy and menstrual cycle.
It abound in phytoprogestins and phytoestrogens, that affect the growth of the breast cancer cells. It inhibits the growth of breast cancer cells and prevents the function of the progesterone.
Myrtle for improved sleep quality
According to animal studies , the myrtle extract has powerful anti-anxiety properties and relaxes the body. It has power to slows down the brain function and thus prolongs sleeping.
Lavender oil can treat anxiety, stress, mood swings, and depression, and improves sleep quality, and this, in turn, prevents hormonal imbalances.
Fennel for gut health
Fennel treats gut health issues that are believed to cause autoimmune reactions and thyroid disorders. Fennel treats inflammation, improves metabolism, and helps digestion. You should pour a few drops of the oil in lukewarm water or tea or rub 2 drops of fennel essential oil on the stomach.
This herb has power to regulates hormones, helps the removal of free radicals, that cause cellular damage, and thus supports the function of the thyroid, and helps in the case of adrenal fatigue.
They can be used in many ways, you can add them to your food or smoothies, teas, or in the form of ointments and poultices, or as essential oils and extracts.
Because are essential oils, add them to your warm bath, or mix them with carrier oils and apply them to the skin, or diffuse them in a diffuser.
As extracts are in powder form, when the water has been completely removed, and tinctures. Use tinctures on an empty stomach for 1 – 2 ml for best effects.
In case you purchase herbal teas, make sure they are whole leaf ones and not tea bags. Consume these teas three times daily.