The balancing of hormones is a dance of the mind and body, where both influence the other to make more or less of specific hormones depending on the moment. By keeping them in balance we are able to balance our emotions, reactions and physical responses to life. The herbs we have specifically chosen for this tea offer the benefits of:
Ashwagandha Root supports the pathways in the brain that are responsible for producing and administering hormones in your body. One of the ways it helps, is to normalize blood levels of cortisol and thyroid hormones allowing better stress management. It’s a general tonic for reproductive health as well that may benefit both estrogen and progesterone balance.
Black Cohosh Root supports healthy estrogen levels not by providing estrogen but by improving brain-organ communication and modulating cell receptors. Black cohosh is an excellent herb to balance female hormones because it is a phytoestrogen, which can help to lower elevated estrogen or raise low estrogen
Chaste Tree Berries might work as a hormone balancer by targeting the hormones progesterone and prolactin, balancing the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. By regulating the pituitary it has an effect on the function of the other glands involved in this system. The pituitary sends out the signal to the other glands to tell them when and how much hormone to produce.
Dandelion Root benefits the reproductive system (male and female) by helping to regulate hormone production. It plays a significant role in the detoxification of the body, which plays a crucial role in detoxifying excess hormones in the body.
Dong Quai Root is commonly used to balance hormone excesses and deficits. It has been used for centuries as an herb to balance female hormones and has been shown to balance levels of estrogen.
Fenugreek Seed contains compounds called furostanolic saponins, which are believed to increase testosterone production and symptoms related to low testosterone such as low libido. Fenugreek seeds are believed to have an estrogenic effect as well with a phytoestrogen called diosgenin.
Holy Basil Leaf helps reduce the biochemical developments of stress by balancing cortisol levels. Specifically, too much cortisol affects the thyroid gland, ovaries and pancreas, so Holy Basil is able to impact the functioning of these glands secondarily. It may also impact the secretion of neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin and dopamine, which help regulate mood and mental well-being.
Raspberry Leaf is a nutrient dense power packed herb that is a rich source of vitamins and minerals particularly vitamin C. It has been known to help increase fertility in both men and women, and is a common herb to balance female hormones.
Saw Palmetto Berry is primarily used as a tonic herb for men but it has a nourishing effect on the female reproductive system. Saw palmetto works by decreasing the enzyme activity that is responsible for converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which in turn helps preserve testosterone levels in the body.