The Hormones are highly powerful chemicals and they deeply affect the human body and the health.
Estrogen, which is the female hormone has a very important role in regulating the menstrual cycle, promotes cell division and also is responsible for the development of secondary female properties in puberty.
Today, this modern age is responsible for hormonal imbalances, and unhealthy diets, chronic stress, pesticides and pollutants have a huge impact on the levels of estrogen.
When a body has a hormonal imbalance, it is affected in three different ways like estrogen dominance, adrenal fatigue and thyroid problems. And this can also result with negative effects on the lifestyle and the health.
1. Thyroid problems
The thyroid gland has a role to produce thyroid hormones, and then these hormones go through blood to every tissue in the body. So if it does not function properly, it can affect the functions of various organs in the human body.
There are more than 20 million people worldwide who have this problem.
There are different types of thyroid disease, and the most common are hypothyroidism – which is a lower activity of thyroid gland; and hyperthyroidism – which is an excessive activity of thyroid gland. There are many symptoms that are common for these conditions, such as:
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
- Slower and weakened heartbeat
- Weakness in the muscles and constant fatigue
- Cold intolerance
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
- Problems sleeping, restlessness and anxiety
- Losing weight besides having an increased appetite
- Sweating and heat intolerance
Both the symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are treated with some medications, but there is also a natural and basically more efficient way to treat these symptoms of both conditions.
Below there are 5 essential oil that are very beneficial in this case. Essential oils offer various health benefits and can be used in the treatment of different health condition, also for the hormonal imbalance and their symptoms. They have a calming, soothing and very characteristic smell.
2. Adrenal Fatigue
Stress is the main factor that leads to adrenal fatigue. Dr. Wilson states that : severe respiratory infections, long period of stress or a series of stressful situations and longer periods of exhaustion result with adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue can also be very harmful for the adrenal cortex and result with Addison’s disease.
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
- Pain and ache in the joints
- Decreased levels of blood sugar
- Low blood pressure
3. Estrogen Dominance
Estrogen dominance is a condition where there are inadequate levels of estrogen and most of the time they are very high. And in this condition, the progesterone is in insufficient amounts or there is not at all.
Extremely increased level of estrogen can lead to:
- Loss of libido
- Breast tenderness
- Mood swings
- Water retention
Sadly, the symptoms for this condition are not always present and there can be cases where the women live with this condition for many decades without even knowing about it. So, if you notice any of these symptoms, you must consult a doctor immediately and also start a treatment with these 5 essential oils.
5 amazing Essential Oils which are highly beneficial in treating hormonal imbalances:
1. Basil Oil
The benefits of basil oil were studied by a team of experts and they observed people who had stress symptoms for 6 weeks, and the results were amazing which showed that there was a 39% improvement of the symptoms as compared to the placebo drug. Basil oil has the ability to help with exhaustion and anxiety.
So if you want to use the basil oil, just apply a few drops on the ear’s adrenal gland point at the tragus, or on the forearms.
2. Clary Sage Oil
Clary Sage Oil dates from Medieval times and it was used due to its many benefits. It can relieve the symptoms of PMS and also balances the hormones in the body. So put a few in your bath and you will experience all the benefits from the oil as well it will relieve the PMS pain.
3. Licorice Oil
Licorice Oil is very helpful in treating thyroid disorders, adrenal fatigue and estrogen dominance due to its powerful antidepressant properties.
Licorice essential oil is also used in the Chinese medicine to treat Addison’s disease and to improve the metabolism.
Just put a few drops of it on the palms and rub them or you can also inhale it to improve your mood.
4. Myrtle Oil
Myrtle oil is also very efficient in treating ovary imbalance, the lower thyroid and also regulates the imbalances by stimulating the function of the thyroid. Just apply several drop on the thyroid point on the body and rub them -- which are the underneath big toe, the base of the neck and the soles of the feet.
5. Lavender Oil
When you have increased levels of stress it also has an impact on the sleep quality. As a result of stress you could be in bed the entire day or not be able to fall asleep during the night.
Lavender essential oil can regulate your sleep and improves the body circulation and relaxes the body. It is also very helpful with the symptoms of adrenal fatigue and estrogen imbalance.
Just put a few drops of this essential oil on your pillow before going to bed. This will improve your sleep, relax your body and also it will calm you down.