Hormones, hormones, hormones. Everyone is looking for PCOS treatments, fibroids treatments, and other hormonal conditions aids these days.
In this day and age, more women have to use in-vitro fertilization to get pregnant than ever before…
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a relatively new documented syndrome and continuously on the rise…
Uterine Fibroids are noncancerous tumors that can cause debilitating symptoms and the only 100% current effective treatment is to undergo surgery (a hysterectomy). It’s the second most common operation on women in their reproductive years, just after c-sections.
Something is wrong.
And something has to change.
The following Botanicals have been proven to help women achieve hormonal balances. I wouldn’t get ahead of myself to say they are PCOS treatments, but some of them can help detox your organism. Others can help balance hormones out. And some can protect your organs. God has made these available to us, and He puts them at our disposal for a reason. In a world where everything -and I mean EVERYTHING- has a potential to wreck our hormones havoc, we need all the help we can get to just iron things out. And these botanicals can positively affect your health in more than one way. Do speak with your doctor or naturopath before trying any of these.
Milk thistle is your liver friendly botanical. Its seeds are the easiest way to get a right amount of it. It’s known for its liver protective properties. Not only does it protect the liver, but it can also rejuvenate it! So even if your liver has been damaged (too much alcohol, drugs, meds, toxic food), you can still get a second chance with this seed’s herb. How awesome is that!
Milk thistle belongs to a category of herbs that are called adaptogens. These herbs can help balance hormone levels.
The active compound in Milk Thistle seed
is silymarin. Silymarin is an antioxidant that decreases the production of free radical and the damage it does to the cells of your body.
Holy Basil belongs to a category of herbs we call natural adaptogen. An adaptogen is a substance that has the power to regulate or balance your hormones. What’s impressive about this herb is that it acts on the stress response pathway of your body and helps control cortisol. Cortisol is usually produced
when stress occurs: this applies to both physical and mental stress. Certain food types also elevate your cortisol levels. Cortisol in itself isn’t bad: it’s a hormone your body needs as it increases the concentration of glucose in the blood to make more energy available to the muscles. So when you’re running to catch the train, or jogging, cortisol helps you get you through that physical stress.
In good amount in your blood, cortisol is a good thing. The problem is that, in this society, most of us have way too much of it, because of the daily stress we face every day.
Fortunately, Holy Basil
can balance things out for us. It’s just what it does. Isn’t God amazing for creating all-natural, safe and fantastic adaptogens!
This seed has been cultivated from generation to generation in cultures since the beginning of civilization, as a plant healer among other things. And when you dig deeper into what makes Flax so beneficial, it quickly becomes evident.
Here are just a few of the ways flax offers such strong support to the body:
- Healthy skin and nails from nutritious essential fatty acids.
- Promoting a healthy body weight from nourishing ALA and fiber.
- Age-fighting antioxidants that studies show may also help support your body’s ability to maintain a healthy balance of good gut bacteria.
How about adding some flax to your regimen?
Maca is a traditional food and vitality tonic from South America, natively from Peru. It is renowned as both a healthy superfood (it’s a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli, cabbage, and kale) and a potent source of energy, stamina, and reproductive health in Peru. Its reputation is solid, as Peruvians have used this superfood for centuries.
By the way: did you know that Maca root is fantastic for sexual health?
I know, added bonus, right!!!
It works by enhancing energy levels and stamina, for both men and women so all can benefit from this remarkable root. Get some Maca roots in your life….now! 🙂
Winter Cherry is another powerful adaptogen.
Originating from the Far East, Winter Cherry has been part of traditional Ayurvedic Indian medicine for centuries. But the reason why it’s so amazing isn’t the herb itself. It’s the way our bodies interact with it.
Dozens of studies have focused on how Ashwagandha works hand in hand with our bodies to restore natural balance; how it cooperates with each person’s unique physiology to make changes where they are necessary. It’s divine intervention in a cherry!
That means Ashwagandha doesn’t just recklessly raise or reduce one hormone just like that. It works with each person’s hormonal excesses or shortcomings and helps the body know exactly how to restore harmony on its own.
With that in mind, it’s no wonder why the benefits of Ashwagandha are so numerous on the hormonal spectrum.
It can help people with chronic adrenal problems, regulate thyroid hormones, decrease anxiety, reduce cortisol levels and support mental health.
Last but not least, a 2015 study also found that Ashwagandha extracts
are fantastic supporters of female sexual health: improving vaginal lubrication, the likelihood of orgasm, arousal, and more.
Yup, all that in a botanical herb.
Have you ever tried one of these? Do you have other ones in mind?
Please share with us!
Peace, Love, and Health