Our hormones are responsible for basically every essential aspect of our daily life. At first, they help our body and organs grow and develop, and later in life they are responsible for keeping us healthy. But what happens if they get out of whack?
Hormonal imbalance is one of the most common diagnoses, and it ranges from the insufficient production of adrenalin, through insulin production issues, to thyroid gland secretion problems. Many of the issues related to hormonal imbalance can spiral out of control and become life-threatening.
Here are the herbs you need to incorporate into your daily routine if you wish to restore your hormonal balance and feel rejuvenated:
- Maca root
Indigenous people of the Andes have been using the Maca root for centuries, even though the plant is known as Peruvian ginseng to them. They used it to treat all forms of medical conditions, and nowadays the herb is used mostly for its ability to boost our energy levels. The use of this root is common among professional athletes, as it increases stamina and relieves stress. It also offers plenty of benefits aimed at women, such as Premenstrual Syndrome and menopausal symptom relief. Maca root will also eliminate hot flashes and night sweats.
- Black cohosh
Black cohosh has been used for centuries by another ancient culture – the Native Americans. They used it to treat conditions related to female fertility. Modern studies have proven that black cohosh restores estrogen balance, while reducing the symptoms related to estrogen deficiency almost instantly. This herb is also effective against the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, such as pain and swelling in the joints.
- American ginseng
American ginseng is highly efficient in balancing out or hormone levels, especially testosterone. It also treats symptoms related to the insufficiency of this hormone, such as decreased sex drive and impotence.
- Astragalus (Milk Vetch)
Another traditionally used herb; this time from the Chinese culture. The Chinese have been using Milk Vetch to treat cardiovascular disease, liver issues, respiratory infections, and hormonal imbalance. The plant is known as one of the most effective ones when it comes to restoring insulin balance in the organism. It also regulated blood pressure, and boosts the immunity.
- Suma root
Suma root is famous for its miraculous effects on the entire endocrine system. Russian athletes used the extract of this plant in order to boost their performance due to its strong anabolic effect, and that is why it is sometimes referred to as Russian Secret. Suma root can stimulate appetite, balance blood sugar levels, and improve our memory.
The extract of tribulus is mostly used to treat male reproductive issues. It is one of the most effective influencers of sperm count out there. Tribus stimulates the receptors in the brain responsible for production of testosterone, and makes the production more effective.
This plant will be familiar to those that are into Ayurveda medicine, as it is famous for being able to restore the balance of adrenal and thyroid gland. It also improves circulation of both blood and lymph, and helps with rejuvenation of our entire body. Ashwagandha is also known for its use in treating erectile dysfunction.