Are you feeling bloated, anxious, and without energy? These are just some of the symptoms of hormone imbalance which can affect your overall health and well-being.
Hormones play a vital role in the function of your body’s systems. They control your metabolism, digestion, respiration, reproduction, tissue function, mood, stress, movement, and growth.
So, when the hormone balance is disrupted in some way, it’s natural that you’ll experience changes in your body and health. You may even gain weight even though you lead a healthy and active life.
The most common causes and risk factors include poor diet, stress, medical history, environmental pollutants, and genetics.
Other symptoms of hormone imbalance are the following:
- Hair loss
- Skin issues, like acne
- Weight gain
- Irregular periods
- Sleep problems
- Memory fog
- Mood swings and depression
- Loss of libido
- Brittle nails and hair
- Puffy eyes
- Night Sweats
- Changes in appetite
- Lack of energy
The conventional treatment for hormone imbalance includes insulin injections, birth control pills, synthetic hormone replacement therapies, thyroid medications, etc. Luckily, you can help balance your hormones naturally, with the use of several herbs.
TOP HERBS FOR TREATING HORMONE IMBALANCE
The Peruvian people have been using this herb for hormonal balance, fertility, endurance, and loss of libido for centuries. Maca doesn’t stimulate hormone production, but it works as an adaptogenic agent.
This means that it adapts to your body and balances hormones depending on your needs. So, if your body produces too much of a hormone, Maca herb will reduce the production, and vice versa. In other words, it regulates hormones by keeping control over their levels.
It nourishes and stimulates the two master glands responsible for regulation of all other glands in your body. They are the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. By balancing these glands, Maca will balance all other hormone-producing glands.
What’s more, it helps improve libido and endurance in men, and some even say it acts as a natural Viagra.
2. Red Raspberry Leaf
The leaves of red raspberry can make a nutrient-dense tea rich in minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin C. The herb is popular for its uterine-strengthening properties.
Besides being a uterine tonic, red raspberry leaf helps reduce heavy blood flow, symptoms of a painful period, prevent miscarriage and hemorrhage and increase male and female fertility.