Herbs with estrogen-like effects: Saffron

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Saffron is a bright yellow Indian spice that is derived from the flower of the crocus sativus. Each saffron crocus grows to be 8 to 12 inches high and bears up to four brightly colored flowers.  The dried stigmas of the flowers make up the spice saffron […]

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Herbs with estrogen-like effects: Red Clover

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Red clover can be beneficial for easing hot flashes and improving cardiovascular health. Red clover contains four phytoestrogens (estrogen-like plant compounds thought to have an effect on menopause-related symptoms such as hot flashes) called genistein, daidzein, biochanin, and formononetin, and has become increasingly popular among menopausal women […]

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3 Herbs with estrogen-like effects: Black Cohosh

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women One of the most effective of the estrogen-like herbs is black cohosh. Native to America, black cohosh was well known and accepted in Native American herbal medicine and was widely prescribed in colonial times as a treatment for menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms. The effectiveness and safety […]

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1 Herbs with estrogen-like effects: Dong Quai

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women This Chinese herb has been used for thousands of years as a female health tonic and to prevent or treat symptoms of PMS and menopause. Traditionally, dong quai has been used to treat abnormal menstruation and menopausal hot flashes.  Many naturopathic physicians and herbalists today regularly […]

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Herbs with Estrogen-like effects: Formula D-34

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women I want to tell you about about an amazing multi-herb blend called Formula D-34.  This impressive blend of 10 herbs also works to restore kidney yin.  In fact, a study of 20 menopausal women found that Formula D-34 significantly increased blood levels of estradiol, the most […]

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