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Estrogenic Herbs

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Estrogenic Herbs

Estrogenic herbs contain compounds that have a chemical structure similar to estrogen, called phytoestrogens that educe an estrogen-like response from the body. Estrogenic herbs, work by replacing the depleted levels of estrogen with these plant created chemically similar compounds. Because the symptoms of menopause are caused by the body's declining ability to produce estrogen on its own, Estrogenic herbs have found favor with many women because they are a natural alternative to the synthesized estrogen found in pharmaceutical products. Many consider estrogenic herbs a natural alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

Although, their primary use is to relieve the symptoms of menopause, but they can be effective for any disorder that is related to low hormonal levels. Phytoestrogenic (Estrogenic) herbs for menopause are currently prescribed for treating all the disorders caused by low levels of estrogen hormones.

Non-estrogenic herbs for menopause work by making the body produce the estrogen it needs. More simply, these herbs nourish the endocrine system (hormone producer system) to maintain healthy levels of hormones. The term "non-estrogen" refers to a herbs´ ability to treat hormonal problems, without introducing estrogen-like, artificial hormones into the body. Non-estrogen based herbs stimulate the creation of the human body's own hormones. Thus, non-estrogen is the name given to plants that do not contain estrogen-like chemicals.

Herbs used as an alternative to HRT with estrogenic and non-estrogenic properties include

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