Hormone balancing is a hot topic these days, and it’s not without good reason.
Our hormones are one of the main ways that our body communicates with itself, sending cues and signals to keep things in balance and ensure that our systems function properly.
From your endocrine, and nervous, to reproductive systems – hormones are responsible for so much of what our bodies can do, and when things fall out of balance, we often start to see signs that clue us in.
Factors To Consider For Balancing Hormones Naturally
While “hormone balancing” may seem like a simple subject, achieving optimal balance can be complex and layered.
At the end of the day, it’s always best to work with a practitioner when considering this type of herbal support, getting extra guidance and insight as to which herbs, foods, and dietary changes may be best for your individual situation.
Luckily, while hormone balancing may be complex – there are a few simple tenants that one can follow to support whole system functioning, which in turn supports healthy hormones too!
By focusing on simple lifestyle components such as diet, movement, and proper stress management, you’ll be doing more for your hormones then you could ever think.
In addition to the above, there are of course, a few favorite herbs that we tend to turn to when we’re looking to give the body this type of support.
3 Safe Hormone Balance Herbs
You’ll see a lot of products on the market in the wellness space to support hormone health, and while many of them can be beneficial, which herbs to use will ultimately end up depending on your unique situation and constitutional needs.
We always recommend checking in with a provider before adding hormone balance herbs into your lifestyle, below are three safe choices for overall support!
Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus)
Probably the most well-known herb for hormone balance, Vitex is thought to work on the pituitary gland, supporting balance and optimal function.
It’s what we would call a “hormone normalizer” in the world of herbal actions, and is commonly used as an herbal supplement for women wishing to balance their hormones and get support with their menstrual cycles
While we love vitex and find ourselves using it often in our clinics, it’s not for everyone and some are known to have an adverse reaction to it. As always, we recommend working with an herbalist to pick the perfect plant for you, and who knows, vitex might just be it!
Hormone Balance Naturally with Adaptogens
Insert your favorite adaptogen here, because including this powerful class of herbs into your routine will help support overall health and wellness, and can provide some additional support in nervous system health and general stress management.
Adaptogens such as Tulsi, Ashwagandha, and Eleuthero, are some of our favorite “starter” adaptogens that can be brought into your routine to help support a healthy stress response, giving your endocrine system a little help with natural hormone balance.
Artichoke Leaf (Cynara scolymus)
One of the most important components of hormone health – a properly functioning liver!
Artichoke’s bitter flavor is an all-star at helping to support general liver health, aiding the body in digestion, and therefore elimination as well. When our digestive and elimination systems are properly supported, our liver and hormones health are happier as well!
Learn More about Natural Hormone Balance
Interested in diving deeper and learning more about the subtleties of this hormone balance, including which herbs are useful at different stage of life?
Then you will definitely want to check out our collection of Hormone Balance Classes that is part of our online offerings at BHC.
This series goes into the topic much deeper than any singular blog article could ever do. You will leave with a deeper understanding of how your hormones function with the rest of your body and gain some applicable skills for naturally balancing your hormones.