10 Herbs to Help You Balance Hormones
St. Francis is a Canadian Herb Farm founded 30 years ago by Herbalists Monique and Jeremy Rivett-Carnac. To this day they continue to follow traditional sustainable practices used for hundreds of years. Their herbs are Certified Organic, Non GMO and wild crafted. They use the entire plant and only use slow, cold percolation methods to ensure that all active components stay intact allowing synergy and most effected medicine. All products and remedies are analysed by The University of Ottawa to guarantee the highest quality and efficacy.
The Femance Series is a unique line geared to addressing woman’s hormonal imbalances. Due to stress, poor diets, hormones in food and medications, such as birth control many women suffer from irregular periods, PMS, painful periods, headaches, irritability, acne, heavy periods and menopause. A lot of women just accept these discomforts and don’t realize that they can be alleviated. When there are several symptoms present, it does take some time for the body to adjust and get back to balance. With a consistent regime, usually it takes at least 3 months for things to start evening out. Women who have been on a birth control can understand that consistency is essential (taking birth control at the same time everyday) and that it usually takes 3 months for the body to respond to prevent pregnancy. The same rule applies when taking a herbal supplement for hormone balancing.
Herbs and herbal medicines should be taken on an empty stomach for optimal absorption and need to be taken 3 times a day. Speak with a practitioner prior to starting a herbal protocol to determine the best times to take your remedy in line with your needs and lifestyle. Once balance has been achieved, it is important to continue a maintenance dose to make sure the balance is not reversed.
Below is a highlight of the Femance Series to better explain the properties and uses of each individual product.
Chastetree Berry (vitex) is one of the most important female herbs used to balance hormones. Chastetree Berry can be considered more of a modulator which addresses PMS, irregular periods, cramps, breast tenderness, night sweats, menopause and assists with fertility.
Femance Black Cohosh
Black Cohosh is a very effective female herb that helps reduce symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats. In additon, it is also useful for treating uterine fibroids, PCOS and can reduce bone loss in menopausal woman with osteoporosis.
Femance Capsella Combo
This is a combination of herbs that reduces heavy periods or excess flow after a miscarriage or childbirth. This combo can also assist with individuals suffering from bleeding due to Crohns and Colitis.
Shepherd’s Purse is used to slow down excess bleeding and relieves pain and cramping.
Wild Geranium balances hormones and helps reduce bloating, cramping and pain.
Yarrow is a hormone balancing herb that supports liver function and decreases water retention, breast tenderness, and is antispasmodic so it will reduce pain.
Chastetree Berry creates balance and supports fertility, irregular periods, pain, cramps and breast pain.
Femance Vitex Combo
The Vitex Combo is a brilliant remedy that addresses all symptoms related to menopause. Taken on a consistent basis will allow the body to come into balance and reduce the symptoms.
Dong Quai relieves painful periods, back pain, cramps and muscle pain. It also helps with irregular periods.
Black Cohosh relieves cramps, muscle and joint pain due to menopause.
Burdock is a blood purifier and diuretic that reduces water retention, relieves pain and helps with hormone related acne.
Sage reduces hot flashes, night sweats and excessive sweating.
Motherwort is a mild sedative that addresses depression and relieves nervousness, irritability and restlessness.
Rhodiola is an adaptogenic herb that helps alleviate stress, mental fatigue and works as a natural anti-depressant. Rhodiola is also used to naturally increase energy levels.
Before taking any form of herbal remedy it is very important to speak with a qualified practitioner to ensure it’s best suited for you and that it will address the correct symptoms. At Better Living Wellness Clinic and Health Store, our staff of holistic nutritionist can help you with this. Our clinic also offers different services to help determine the best approach to bring you back to health.