Adaptogen Herbs: for Hormone Balance & Stress

Adaptogen Herbs: for Hormone Balance & Stress 


A list of healthy adaptogen herbs for hormone balance. Many women and men suffer from hormone imbalances caused by junk foods, toxins, and nutrient deficiencies. The good news is that there are many adaptogenic herbs that you can take to help balance our hormones and boost the health of the glands. 

Adaptogens are plants or herbs which help your body adapt to all kinds of stress, and
even out the body's chemistry. In today's article, we will highlight a list of the best 10 adaptogen herbs in the world.

herbs for hormone balance
herbs for hormone balance


1. Ginseng


Two of the best adaptogen herbs in the world are called Panax Ginseng and Siberian Ginseng. These naturally boost energy levels, help to balance blood sugars, calm the body from stress, and help to fight diabetes by supporting healthy insulin levels. In men ginseng is
also very helpful for treating erectile dysfunction.

2. Holy Basil



Holy Basil
Holy Basil


This is a very common cooking herb also known as tulsi. This can be used in many delicious recipes to add flavor and can help to fight
hormonal acne, hypothyroidism, blood sugar problems, and adrenal fatigue. It is also used to fight off coughs and infections and relieving headaches.

3. Rhodiola

Also known as "golden root", Rhodiola is another amazing adaptogenic herb that helps your body adapt to chemical, physical, and environmental stress. It contains rosavin, a natural chemical
which balances the stress hormone cortisol. People also take this to ward off depression, improve brain function, and burn off visceral
belly fat.

4. Ashwagandha


Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha

This is an ancient Indian herb used for over 2,500 hundred years for balancing hormones. Ashwagandha helps to balance thyroid hormones, brain chemistry, fight anxiety, and depression and reduce inflammation in the body. This has been shown to help calm the adrenal glands to reduce the stress hormone called cortisol and also help the body to protect against diseases.

5. Maca Root

This is a cruciferous vegetable that comes from the high Andes mountains of Peru. You can purchase this in powder form and it can
be blended into superfood smoothies to support hormone balance; especially in women with heavy periods, PMS, and menstrual pain. This is also a great adaptogen to use during menopause.

6. Cordyceps Mushrooms

These are some of the most effective disease-fighting adaptogens, which are often used to fight colds, coughs, liver damage, stress, and free radical damage. This is a medicinal fungus which also supports healthy adrenal glands, reducing cortisol naturally and is
also used in some cancer therapies.

7. Schisandra


Schisandra is a red adaptogen berry that is often used to boost liver function and supports healthy adrenal glands. It contains a range of different natural chemicals that help to balance the central nervous system, the endocrine glands, immunity, the cardiovascular system, and digestion. Adaptogens like these are amazing "wellness" supplements.

8. Reishi Mushrooms

Reishi Mushrooms
Reishi Mushrooms

These are known as 'the queen of mushrooms' for helping to soothe and calm the nervous system. They contain natural compounds called beta-glucans that help to modulate the immune system, fight cancer, protect the liver, and balance blood sugar levels. These are best added to soups, salads, or delicious stir-fries.

9. Astragalus Root

Astragalus Root
Astragalus Root


Astragalus root has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries as an adaptogen. This root is one of the most powerful immune boosters on the planet to help the body fight disease and adapt to stress. It is particularly useful for fighting candida overgrowth and raising energy levels. It also has amazing benefits for supporting a healthy heart and can be used to help fight off tumors.

10. Licorice Root

Emotional stress can lead to stomach ulcers and digestive problems. Licorice root is one of the best adaptogen herbs for healing ulcers
and supports the stomach, small intestine, and digestive system. It helps to relieve stomach cramps, heal leaky gut syndrome, and protect against heartburn. 

As you can see, we have selected 10 of the best adaptogen herbs in the world that you can use to support a healthy overall body. Remember that all of these herbs help to modulate the many glands in the body, like the adrenal glands, thyroid, and pituitary glands. 

This helps them to produce the right level of hormones which helps balance the bodies of many different systems. Hormones are important for maintaining the right Ph levels in the different fluids of the body. They also control body temperature, blood pressure, blood sugars, pulse rate, lymph nodes, immunity, sleep patterns, mineral distribution, nerves, breathing patterns, and much more. 

By eating nutritious foods and using adaptogenic herbs, the body is able to keep all of these factors in balance, so that you may live a healthy and happy life. If you suffer from chronic stress, emotional trauma, or interrupted sleep then many of these herbs will help you. In our other article discuss how specifically how to lower cortisol, the stress hormone. 
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