Ok so I’m really sorry guys, you cannot put all your wives/partners/daughters/sisters anger issues down to a monthly demon that arrives at your house. Sometimes she’s just annoyed, you may even have been part of the cause!
Saying that sometimes it is a case of the hormone demons taking control.
Not every woman suffers big hormone swings with their cycle but for those that do there is light at the end of that very dark tunnel.
I have always felt that herbal medicines combined with a good diet can make significant improvements to your hormone health. From mood swings to heavy/no cycle, and I see this on a daily basis in my clinic. It was part of my training that always fascinated me. As a Nurse I always felt we were trying to control our hormones rather than trying to balance them. This is where herbal medicines are different.
Herbs are used to bring balance to region health.
With hormone health it is not just about balancing your hormones, we must also look at your eliminatory pathways, digestion and liver. Herbs will always have more than one use so the skill is finding the best formula to suit your health issue.
An hormone friendly diet consists of plenty of vegetables, beans, pulses, fruits, protein, healthy fats and prebiotic foods.
There are a range of herbs that can help to bring balance to your hormones. Each herb has it’s own use, some will reduce a certain hormone, others will increase a certain hormone whilst others will bring hormones into balance.
My favourite hormone herbs are:
Vitex agnus castus – this is the queen of hormone herbs. Both helpful in hormone regulation for younger women and used for menopausal symptoms
Mitchella repens – squaw vine – a favorite female herb amongst Native Americans
Cimicifuga racemosa – Black cohosh – known best for menopause but useful for other cycle issues
Cauloohyllum thalictoides - Blue cohosh – regulation of cylce
Curcuma longa – balances all three doshas in ayurvedic medicine for certain hormone related issues
Commiphora molmol – a good liver herb
Angelica sinensis - also known as Dong quai - circulatory stimulant and uterine tonic
Artemesia vulgaris - used for irregular cycles
As always the best results are obtained under the supervision of a Herbalist. I have trained for years so you don’t have to guess.
If you need help with hormone health, contact Carina for an appointment
To find out more, you can contact Carina at
T -(087) 0978880,
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A - Lisnolan, Manulla, Castlebar, Co Mayo, F23 C922
Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.