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Herbs for adrenal support: Rhodiola Rosea

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Rhodiola rosea is a popular plant indigenous to Eastern Europe and Asia. The ancient Greeks used the herb medicinally as far back as 100 A.D. Named for the rose-like odor of the rootstock when newly cut, Rhodiola rosea has been used for centuries in China to prolong […]

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2 Herbs for adrenal support: Gotu Kola

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), also called centella, has been used since prehistoric times in India. It has been used both internally and externally, based on its ability to heal wounds and treat skin conditions such as eczema, varicose ulcers, and leprosy. In the 1880s, gotu kola was […]

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Herbs which help to promote progesterone production or balance estrogen and progesterone: Dandelion Root

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women To maintain a balance of estrogen and progesterone and prevent symptoms of PMS or premenopause, it is important to support the liver in its function of breaking down and excreting hormones. The liver must produce sufficient bile, which then passes through the gallbladder and into the intestine. […]

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Herbs which help to promote progesterone production or balance estrogen and progesterone: Chaste Tree Berry

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Chaste tree berry also inhibits the release of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). FSH is needed to stimulate estrogen production during the first half of the menstrual cycle. The end result is to promote the estrogen-to-progesterone ratio in favor of progesterone. Consequently, chaste tree berry can help normalize the […]

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Herbs which help to promote progesterone production or balance estrogen and progesterone: Licorice Root

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Licorice root has been used medicinally for several thousand years in both Eastern and Western cultures. Prescribed for problems including respiratory infections, peptic ulcers, abdominal pain, and malaria, licorice is especially useful in treating PMS, which can be caused by a dominance of estrogen in relation to […]

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General endocrine gland, energy support and anti-aging: Siberian Ginseng

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) belongs to the same family as panax ginseng, but the exact composition differs considerably. The most pharmacologically active constituents in Siberian ginseng are eleutherosides, some of which are similar in structure to the saponins contained in Asian ginseng. Siberian ginseng has been used […]

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