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Natural herbs to balance the female hormonal system (and masculine)

In the female and male body, there are several types of hormones, naturally produced and secreted by the glands of the endocrine system (The endocrine system includes the ovaries, the testicles, thyroid, the parathyroid and adrenal glands, pituitary, the cerebral epiphysis, the pancreas, as well as hormone-secreting cells located in the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, heart and placenta). The main function of the endocrine glands is to secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream. Hormones are chemicals that influence the activity of another part of the body. There are many very good herbs, herbs that can help balance the hormonal system.

List of symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance:

  • Loss of bone density
  • Change in muscle tone
  • Bloating
  • Weight changes
  • Skin changes, such as oily skin or acne
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulty conceiving a child
  • Changes in hair growth and texture
  • Hot flashes
  • Menstrual changes
  • Mood instability
  • Low libido
  • Sore or fibrocystic breast tissue

Men and women have many of the same hormones, but in different proportions. Testosterone is the dominant sex hormone) at men's, most of which is produced by the testicles. However, low testosterone levels can lead to many of the same symptoms that women experience during menopause (andropause for men), For example :

  • Loss of bone density
  • Change in muscle tone
  • Weight changes
  • Depression
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood instability
  • Low libido

Here are the main types of female or male hormones. There are many other hormones produced by glands throughout the body, all of which can be unbalanced at any time in life.


Estrogen is the best known female sex hormone. This sex hormone is produced in the adrenal glands, ovaries and fatty tissue. It promotes breast growth during puberty, helps the growth of the uterine lining during the menstrual cycle and maintains bone strength by combining with vitamin D, with calcium and minerals.


Like estrogen, progesterone is also produced in the adrenal tissue and ovaries. The hormone progesterone, in the second half of the cycle, helps form the uterine lining for eggs to be implanted after ovulation. Progesterone production decreases after menopause in women. Low levels of progesterone can create certain symptoms such as mood swings, irritability and depression; on a physical level, they can be responsible for weight gain, osteoporosis and other joint pain. When progesterone is low, estrogen becomes the main sex hormone, which results in estrogen dominance. This is why it is good to balance estrogen and progesterone levels.


Testosterone is considered a male hormone, but a small amount of testosterone is also formed in women. This hormone testosterone is developed by other hormones, especially DHEA.

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

DHEA is a kind of steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands. DHEA is a male sex hormone found in both men and women.. DHEA plays an important role in the manufacture of the male sex hormone testosterone and the female sex hormone estrogen. It is also involved in the development of male sexual characteristics at puberty.. In women, it increases their energy level, their frame, their libido as well as their sexual responsiveness to stimulation.


Some very well-known and beneficial herbs to help balance the hormonal system female and male. All of these herbs can be found in capsule supplement form. (more concentrated) or teas. Following the manufacturer's directions is helpful and gives you a measure. To the extent that, you can increase or decrease the intake. The same goes for tea (bulk and organic herbs preferably).


Sage (for women) contains hormone-like substances that help balance estrogen production and levels in your body. The essential oil extracted from this flowering herb is often used in aromatherapy to help calm, relax and induce a feeling of well-being (follow the advice of a specialist before using sage essential oil, because very concentrated). You can also use sage leaf. You can use it in soups, or simply chew a leaf. You can also get it in the form of capsules.


Le Vitex (for women)), also known as gattilier, is used to treat a variety of different conditions, such as premenstrual syndrome, infertility, acne, etc. It is an ideal herb for balancing female hormones. Vitex works by lowering prolactin levels, which in turn balances estrogen and progesterone. Chaste tree can be found in teas or capsule supplements.


Well known to Native American women, black cohosh is often used to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood, excessive sweating, etc. It is also used to induce labor in pregnant women, premenstrual syndrome (SPM) and painful periods. Black cohosh is an excellent herb for balancing female hormones, because it is a phytoestrogen, which can help reduce high estrogen levels or increase low estrogen levels. Do not use this herb if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.


Le dong quai, also known as female ginseng, is a plant typically used in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been used for centuries to balance female hormones and prevent symptoms of PMS. Dong quai has been shown to balance estrogen levels, which alleviates common symptoms of menopause or PMS. May increase libido.

ASHWAGANDHA (Indian ginseng) for men and women

Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen that offers a fast, natural way to help fight stress and negativity. It helps the body adapt and manage mental stress, physical and emotional while improving mood. May also help with mental recall and alertness. Studies have shown that ashwagandha supplementation significantly reduces cortisol levels (stress hormone). It is also credited with many health benefits, especially for men and men's sexual health. Ashwagandha improves aerobic exercise capacity and increases muscle strength and endurance.

There are also several other wonderful herbs such as dandelion, raspberry leaves, St. John's wort, ginger and more.

Other ways to balance your hormones

Herbal remedies are just one of many treatment options for hormonal imbalances.

The best treatment options for you depend on the cause of the imbalance, lifestyle factors, etc. Remember that food plays a very important role in the balance of our system. Taking time to be more physical helps. A simple walk from 15 at 20 minutes can work wonders!

Herbs can also be used to balance hormones in combination with other evidence-based therapies. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (HRS) is another good way to balance hormones.  The main difference between HRS and THS (hormone replacement therapy), lies in the substances used to create them. HRS is derived from plant sources which are chemically similar to the hormones your body naturally produces. Traditional HRT products are made from the urine of pregnant horses and other synthetic hormones.

It's all about preferences.

This is in no way a prescription, simply an educational source. It's best to discuss the options with your doctor or health care provider before taking any herbal remedies or starting any type of hormone therapy..