Our bodies are made up of countless systems that work together to ensure we’re healthy, so it’s understandable that some systems can be overlooked. The endocrine system is one such example. This system is responsible for the glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream, and regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things.
Now, these are all very important functions that our bodies cannot survive without. If this system isn’t properly cared for, these glands can’t function correctly, and we can develop an over- or under-active thyroid, leading to a number of health issues. An under-active thyroid, for instance, causes weight inconsistency, changes in hair condition, increased growth of facial hair, constipation, a lack of sexual desire and a number of other issues.
Thankfully, we have natural solutions to keeping this system working at 100%.
The following herbs are beneficial in assisting with normalising the endocrine glands:
Wild Yam, Liquorice Root, Gotu Kola, Echinacea and Ginseng.
Helps with adrenal exhaustion, inflammatory rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, diverticulosis, aids liver and degenerative diseases, hormone imbalance associated with the menopause.
Liquorice Root is a favourite among practitioners for its ability to restore the adrenals function; it regulates salt and water metabolism, a common problem in middle-aged women. Also acts as an antidepressant and if taken together with raspberry leaves, helps relieve unpleasant menopausal symptoms. It is excellent for ulcers, peptic, duodenal as it helps to reduce gastric juice secretion. Liquorice Root does increase blood pressure if taken too long, therefore it is not recommended for long periods of time. We recommend increasing your intake of potassium rich foods when taking Liquorice Root.