Herbal Antidepressants: Hormone balance

  Herbal Antidepressants: Hormone balance

Hormonal Herbs

Hormones can play a significant role in depression. Listed below are the products we sell that are known for their phyto-hormone content or hormone balancing actions. Read our blog article on Herbal Anti-depressants here.


Agnus castus

(Agnus castus)
Agnus Castus Benefits

This pretty tree bears fruit that is taken as a natural aid for the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome, known as PMS and PMT, and the symptoms of the menopause. It really is an all round tonic and balancer for the reproductive organs. It has the reputation for regulating the pituary gland function, thus normalising the progesterone function and being helpful as a natural aid for conditions related to the reproductive organs.

Good for... Hormones

Black Cohosh

(Actaea Racemosa)
Black Cohosh Benefits

Black Cohosh works to balance female reproductive hormones and for this reason can be useful in giving relief from PMS, menstrual cramps

It is also effective in bringing relief to menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness, irritability and tiredness.

It can be used as a natural alternative to HRT as it boosts oestrogen levels naturally.

Good for... Hormones

Dong Quai

(Angelica sinensis)
Dong Quai Benefits

Chinese Angelica has been used in China, Korea and Japan as an all purpose women's tonic for many years. It appears it really is one of the ultimate herbs for women, restoring health and balancing hormones in all cycles of a women's life.

Good for... Hormones


(Leonurus cardiaca)
Motherwort Benefits

It is thought to be effective in relieving insomnia and anxiety, whilst easing the user of depression. It is widely known as a uterine stimulant and holds an age-old role in encouraging strong effective contractions in childbirth and bringing on menstruation if it is withheld. It is also known to be good as a relaxing tonic taken to aid menopausal changes.

Good for... Hormones

Red Clover

(Trifolium pretense)

Red Clover is good for hot flushes and night sweats during the menopause, and helps the body to balance oestrogen. Red Clover has been shown to improve cardiovascular function in menopausal women and is also taken to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome PMS.

Good for... Hormones


(Salvia officinalis)
Sage Benefits

For woman Sage can reduce night sweats during the menopause, and can help reduce the flow of breast milk, and is therefore helpful during weaning. It is also a fantastic antibiotic and therefore indicated for candida problems

Good for... Hormones, Candida


(Asparagus racemosus)

Shatavari contains natural phyto-oestrogen hormone precursors that help women to maintain a healthy reproductive system and optimum energy.

Good for... Hormones


(Pfaffia paniculata)

Suma (also known as Brazillian Ginseng) has a broad range of therapeutic applications and is believed to be a bit of a cure-all. It is an adaptogen sohelps the body tackle stress, it is also widely used to treat hormone imbalance.

Good for... Anxiety, Hormones

Wild Yam

(Dioscorea villosa)
Wild Yam Benefits

Wild Yam / Dioscorea is a popular modern use is as an alternative to HRT, a natural breast enhancer and treatment for PMS.

Good for... Hormones