Hormones to a woman are what define the highs and lows of her feminine-self. Be it irritability, mood swings, weight issues, anxiety, hair-loss or hair-gain; all these symptoms are orchestrated by hormones in a woman. Changes in various Hormonal levels usually occur during menstruation, puberty, pregnancy and even Menopause. There are times when you feel low for no reason and the other times your happiness knows no bounds. The good news is that you can balance your Hormones ‘naturally’. Yes, you no longer need to make endless trips to a doctor for a normal case of hormonal fluctuation.
Here Are A Few Natural Home Remedies That Can Help You Control Your Hormones:
1. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is hugely responsible for weight-related issues in women. Since it is directly related to the Pituitary gland, quite a few Hormones like Estrogen come directly under its influence. For your daily dose of Vitamin D regular sun-exposure, sea-food, Cod liver oil, milk and eggs are good enough.
2. Coconut Oil
Women and Coconut oil have a much deeper bond than what meets the eye. Being rich in medium-chain fatty acids, it promotes normal functioning of the Thyroid (2). Other than that, Coconut oil also helps in weight-loss, increased metabolism, and normal Blood Sugar level and boosts immunity. Having at least two to three spoons of Coconut oil on a daily basis can go a long way in balancing your Hormones.
3. Basil Leaves
Basil is not only a very good herb that can make your food taste good. It is also great for your overall Hormonal Balance as well. As an increased level of Cortisol is directly responsible for affecting the Thyroid glands, Pancreas and Ovaries; Basil stabilizes the Cortisol Levels in the body (3). This simple herb is also known to improve your ‘moods’ and helps in clear thinking. There are many ways in which you can infuse Basil in your diet. Either chew on a few leaves directly or brew them in your tea, Basil is simple to use and easily available.
4. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds have a huge impact on lactating mothers as it helps in milk production. This simple herb is known to have estrogenic effect and also contains Phytoestrogen known as Diosgenin (4). For your everyday Fenugreek intake, soak 1 Tablespoon in hot water for about 10 to 15 minutes, strain and drink the concoction.
A Word Of Caution:
In case you have a known history of Hormonal-sensitivity, be sure to take your doctors advice before you start your Natural remedy for hormonal imbalances.
Hormones make a woman both mysterious and desirable.
It is the play of hormones that make her so un-predictive, thus adding to her charms. However, if your hormones have been playing on the ‘wrong side of the fence’ it is time to tame them. Be sure not to ignore your symptoms, as it affects your overall personality as well.