Category Archives for "Herbs which help to promote progesterone production or balance estrogen and progesterone"

How to fight fibroids naturally & without side effects

Common Signs & Symptoms of Fibroids, And do the Quiz To Check!Dear Dr. Susan, QUESTION During a routine pelvic exam, I learned that I have a uterine fibroid tumor. It’s about the size of a lemon, but thankfully, it’s benign. My doctor is recommending that I have a hysterectomy.  I’m 42. What should I do? —Cynthia Dear Cynthia,  I’m glad […]

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Menopause: natural alternatives to conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Typical menopausal symptoms and what you can do to help eradicate themDear Friend,  This month, I will be discussing natural alternatives to conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a topic I constantly get asked about by my readers and patients.  Typical menopausal symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, loss of libido, and vaginal dryness. Even […]

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

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Maca—referred to as either Lepidium peruvianum or Lepidium meyenii—is one of the most traditionally used and valued Peruvian herbs, due in large part to its rich nutrient concentration. This malty, butterscotch-flavored root contains a number of minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, plant sterols, amino acids, and alkaloids, among […]

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