This weekend I was exhibiting at a local health expo. With my teas, I was armed and ready to spread my love of medicinal herbs with the women who came to the show. I was lucky enough to come across many women who were excited about what herbs might do for them, and even luckier to connect with other herb lovers.
This being the end of PCOS Awareness Month for 2015, I wanted to save the best for last. The best = herbs for PCOS, by the way.
Why? Because they have made a seriously profound difference in my life, and in the lives of the women I coach privately. It’s no joke to say that without herbs I may not be doing this for a living, and may not even still be in my loving relationship with Kyle. There were some seriously dark times in the past, peeps.
Below I am sharing four of my favourite herbs for PCOS. While this list is by no means all-encompassing, these herbs are very popular, and for good reason.
A widely-used herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this flower has little scientific study but tons of anecdotal evidence to make it worth trying. In one study, Peony inhibited the production of testosterone and promoted the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. Peony also helps with painful periods (dysmenorrhea) and helps to reduce stagnation in the reproductive organs for proper blood flow.