Category Archives for "Herbs with Estrogen-Like Effects"

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 with estrogen-like effects: Royal Jelly

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Royal jelly—the food of the queen bee—has been used for centuries to promote reproductive health and longevity and ease menopausal symptoms. Doctors from France have reported that women who ate royal jelly during menopause had a complete remission of symptoms, and some were even able to conceive […]

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Herbs with estrogen-like effects: Yin Herbs

Excerpt from Dr. Susan Lark’s Healing Herbs for Women Traditional Asian medicine maintains that health and well-being are believed to be a balance of two equally important, but opposing, principles—yin and yang. Yin is associated with attributes such as femininity, receptivity, calmness, coolness, and moisture. Yin also regulates the fluids, blood, and tissues of your body, […]

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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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